The Italian form of the Hebrew name Matthew, meaning “gift of God.” You will agree with this meaning most of the time, except when little Matteo throws a demonic possession-level fit because you cut up his apple and can’t put it back together.
Teo. Or Matt, but why take away that exotic Matteo flair?
Famous people named Matteo:
Novelist Matteo Bandello; Renaissance poet Matteo Boiardo; Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
Matteo Messina Denaro is a Sicilian mafia boss who has been a fugitive since 1993, and is one of the top ten most wanted criminals in the world.