The English form of Matthaios, a Greek form of the Hebrew name Mattityahu, meaning “gift of Yahweh.” And your little Matthew will definitely be a gift, so remind yourself of that when he has a massive meltdown in the aisles of Target.
Mat, Matt, Matty.
Famous people named Matthew:
Actors Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Perry, Matthew Broderick, Matt Damon, and Matthew Lewis (who played Neville Longbottom in Harry Potter and then went through a major glow-up and became handsome AF … just saying); former NFL player Matt Leinart.
The highest recorded use of the first name Matthew was in 1983, when a total of 50,207 babies were given that name. That’s a whole lotta “gifts of Yahweh.” Also: it might be a fun name to say every time you sneeze. I mean, try it for yourself and see.