Mateo Name Meaning

Lastest Updated June 7, 2024
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Fact: In many Spanish-speaking countries, the name Mateo is deeply ingrained in cultural and religious traditions. It is often chosen for its strong biblical connotations and its association with Saint Matthew.

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A Deep Dive

Mateo Overview

Meaning

Gift of God

Gender

Boy

Origin

Spanish

Etymology

Derived from the Hebrew name “Mattityahu,” meaning “gift of God.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/məˈteɪ.oʊ/

Popularity

Mateo is popular worldwide, especially in Spanish-speaking countries and the USA. Ranked 6th most popular name in USA in 2023.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

5 letters

Numerology

9 (Humanitarian, Selfless, Creative)

Name Styles

Popular, Classic, Cool, Religious and Spiritual, Cute

Associated Traits

Warm, charismatic, generous

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

The name is associated with St. Matthew, one of the twelve apostles and the author of the first Gospel in the New Testament.

Name Day

September 21th
A Deep Dive

Mateo Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Matteo, Matias, Mathéo, Mattias, Matvei, Matteus, Matthaeus, Maitias

Common Nicknames

Mat, Matt, Matti, Maz, Mo, Theo, Tias

Diminutives

Mat, Matt, Matti, Teo, Tato

Famous People

  • Mateo Kovacic
    (Croatian Footballer)
  • Mateo Arias
    (American Actor)
  • Mateo Gil
    (Spanish Screenwriter)
  • Mateo Musacchio
    (Argentine Footballer)
  • Mateo Retegui
    (Argentine Field Hockey Player)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Mateo Santos
    ("All My Children," TV Series)
  • Mateo de Alburquerque
    ("The Queen of the South," Book Series)
  • Mateo Fernando Aquino Liwanag
    ("Jane the Virgin," TV Series)
  • Mateo
    ("Elena of Avalor," Animated TV Series)

Places

  • San Mateo
    (California, USA)
  • San Mateo County
    (California, USA)
  • San Mateo
    (Isla Margarita, Venezuela)
  • San Mateo Atenco
    (State of Mexico, Mexico)
  • San Mateo Río Hondo
    (Oaxaca, Mexico)

What Is the Meaning of Mateo?

The meaning of Mateo is “gift of God.” This name reflects the idea of being a divine blessing, suggesting a cherished and valued presence.

What Is the Origin of The Name Mateo?

Mateo is of Spanish origin. It is the Spanish version of the name Matthew, which is derived from the Hebrew name “Matityahu,” meaning “gift of Yahweh” or “gift of God.” The name has deep roots in various cultures and languages, including Italian (Matteo), Latin (Matthaeus), and Greek (Matthaois).

Mateo Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Mateo in the U.S. over the Years

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Top 3 Rankings#62023#112022#152021

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Mateo

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
20236
(+5 from 2022)
11229
(+850 from 2022)
0.61322
202211
(+4 from 2021)
10379
(+1211 from 2021)
0.55414
202115
(+5 from 2020)
9168
(+171 from 2020)
0.48932
202020
(+6 from 2019)
8997
(-20 from 2019)
0.48641
201926
(+11 from 2018)
9017
(+799 from 2018)
0.46920
201837
(+5 from 2017)
8218
(+444 from 2017)
0.42279
201742
(+17 from 2016)
7774
(+1217 from 2016)
0.39280
201659
(+26 from 2015)
6557
(+1529 from 2015)
0.32370
201585
(+21 from 2014)
5028
(+1285 from 2014)
0.24594
2014106
(+3 from 2013)
3743
(+155 from 2013)
0.18266
2013109
(+28 from 2012)
3588
(+749 from 2012)
0.17756
2012137
(+34 from 2011)
2839
(+635 from 2011)
0.13991
2011171
(+51 from 2010)
2204
(+580 from 2010)
0.10850
2010222
(+7 from 2009)
1624
(+30 from 2009)
0.07905
2009229
(+20 from 2008)
1594
(+186 from 2008)
0.07516
2008249
(+31 from 2007)
1408
(+181 from 2007)
0.06457
2007280
(-7 from 2006)
1227
(-43 from 2006)
0.05539
2006273
(+29 from 2005)
1270
(+182 from 2005)
0.05793
2005302
(+18 from 2004)
1088
(+127 from 2004)
0.05114
2004320
(+10 from 2003)
961
(+85 from 2003)
0.04547
2003330
(+24 from 2002)
876
(+110 from 2002)
0.04169
2002354
(+13 from 2001)
766
(+39 from 2001)
0.03706
2001367
(+61 from 2000)
727
(+155 from 2000)
0.03515
2000428
(-19 from 1999)
572
(-5 from 1999)
0.02739
1999409
(+104 from 1998)
577
(+168 from 1998)
0.02830
1998513
(+47 from 1997)
409
(+69 from 1997)
0.02017
1997560
(+136 from 1996)
340
(+109 from 1996)
0.01702
1996696
(+298 from 1995)
231
(+106 from 1995)
0.01153
1995994
(+287 from 1994)
125
(+42 from 1994)
0.00621
19941281
(+179 from 1993)
83
(+19 from 1993)
0.00407
19931460
(+44 from 1992)
64
(+4 from 1992)
0.00310
19921504
(-93 from 1991)
60
(-5 from 1991)
0.00286
19911411
(+105 from 1990)
65
(+9 from 1990)
0.00307
19901516
(+34 from 1989)
56
(+4 from 1989)
0.00260
19891550
(+181 from 1988)
52
(+12 from 1988)
0.00248
19881731
(+3 from 1987)
40
(+2 from 1987)
0.00200
19871734
(+776 from 1986)
38
(+17 from 1986)
0.00195
19862510
(-1058 from 1985)
21
(-25 from 1985)
0.00109
19851452
(+29 from 1984)
46
(+4 from 1984)
0.00239
19841481
(-82 from 1983)
42
(-3 from 1983)
0.00224
19831399
(+301 from 1982)
45
(+11 from 1982)
0.00241
19821700
(+165 from 1981)
34
(+4 from 1981)
0.00180
19811865
(+419 from 1980)
30
(+8 from 1980)
0.00161
19802284
(-495 from 1979)
22
(-9 from 1979)
0.00119
19791789
(-281 from 1978)
31
(-7 from 1978)
0.00173
19781508
(+63 from 1977)
38
(+3 from 1977)
0.00222
19771571
(+481 from 1976)
35
(+12 from 1976)
0.00205
19762052
(-707 from 1975)
23
(-19 from 1975)
0.00141
19751345
(+445 from 1974)
42
(+16 from 1974)
0.00259
19741790
(+81 from 1973)
26
(+3 from 1973)
0.00159
19731871
(-223 from 1972)
23
(-5 from 1972)
0.00143
19721648
(+556 from 1971)
28
(+10 from 1971)
0.00167
19712204
(-144 from 1970)
18
(-1 from 1970)
0.00099
19702060
(-490 from 1969)
19
(-8 from 1969)
0.00100
19691570
(+875 from 1968)
27
(+15 from 1968)
0.00148
19682445
(-203 from 1967)
12
(-1 from 1967)
0.00068
19672242
(+223 from 1966)
13
(+2 from 1966)
0.00073
19662465
(+80 from 1964)
11
No change from 1964
0.00061
19650
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19642545
(-307 from 1961)
11
(-3 from 1961)
0.00054
19630
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19620
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19612238
(-27 from 1960)
14
No change from 1960
0.00065
19602211
(-236 from 1959)
14
(-3 from 1959)
0.00065
19591975
(+1302 from 1958)
17
(+10 from 1958)
0.00078
19583277
(-1001 from 1957)
7
(-6 from 1957)
0.00032
19572276
(-261 from 1956)
13
(-3 from 1956)
0.00059
19562015
(+126 from 1955)
16
(+2 from 1955)
0.00075
19552141
(-182 from 1953)
14
(-2 from 1953)
0.00067
19540
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19531959
(+720 from 1952)
16
(+7 from 1952)
0.00080
19522679
(-184 from 1951)
9
(-1 from 1951)
0.00046
19512495
(-476 from 1950)
10
(-4 from 1950)
0.00052
19502019
(+206 from 1949)
14
(+2 from 1949)
0.00077
19492225
(+102 from 1948)
12
(+1 from 1948)
0.00067
19482327
(+344 from 1947)
11
(+2 from 1947)
0.00062
19472671
(-722 from 1946)
9
(-5 from 1946)
0.00048
19461949
(-23 from 1945)
14
(+1 from 1945)
0.00085
19451926
(+707 from 1944)
13
(+5 from 1944)
0.00095
19442633
(-647 from 1943)
8
(-6 from 1943)
0.00058
19431986
(+726 from 1942)
14
(+6 from 1942)
0.00096
19422712
(-505 from 1941)
8
(-3 from 1941)
0.00057
19412207
(-126 from 1940)
11
(-1 from 1940)
0.00088
19402081
(+78 from 1939)
12
(+1 from 1939)
0.00101
19392159
(-182 from 1938)
11
(-2 from 1938)
0.00097
19381977
(+1198 from 1937)
13
(+7 from 1937)
0.00114
19373175
(-547 from 1936)
6
(-2 from 1936)
0.00055
19362628
(-501 from 1935)
8
(-4 from 1935)
0.00075
19352127
(-6 from 1934)
12
No change from 1934
0.00112
19342121
(+192 from 1932)
12
(+1 from 1932)
0.00113
19330
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19322313
(+15 from 1931)
11
No change from 1931
0.00102
19312328
(-575 from 1930)
11
(-7 from 1930)
0.00103
19301753
(-310 from 1929)
18
(-7 from 1929)
0.00159
19291443
(+1216 from 1928)
25
(+15 from 1928)
0.00226
19282659
(-625 from 1927)
10
(-6 from 1927)
0.00088
19272034
(-123 from 1926)
16
(-1 from 1926)
0.00138
19261911
(+524 from 1925)
17
(+5 from 1925)
0.00148
19252435
(-541 from 1924)
12
(-6 from 1924)
0.00104
19241894
(+229 from 1923)
18
(+3 from 1923)
0.00154
19232123
(-83 from 1922)
15
(-1 from 1922)
0.00132
19222040
(+1174 from 1921)
16
(+8 from 1921)
0.00142
19213214
(-1709 from 1920)
8
(-17 from 1920)
0.00070
19201505
(+647 from 1919)
25
(+11 from 1919)
0.00227
19192152
(+246 from 1918)
14
(+2 from 1918)
0.00138
19182398
(-449 from 1916)
12
(-3 from 1916)
0.00114
19170
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19161949
(+966 from 1914)
15
(+9 from 1914)
0.00162
19150
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19142915
(-970 from 1913)
6
(-3 from 1913)
0.00088
19131945
(+100 from 1912)
9
(+2 from 1912)
0.00168
19122045
(-840 from 1904)
7
(+2 from 1904)
0.00155
19110
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19100
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19090
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19080
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19070
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19060
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19050
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19041205
First SSA data recorded
5
First SSA data recorded
0.00361
19030
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19020
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19010
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
19000
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18990
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18980
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18970
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18960
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18950
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18940
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18930
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18920
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18910
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18900
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18890
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18880
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18870
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18860
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18850
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18840
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18830
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18820
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18810
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000
18800
No SSA data
0
No SSA data
0.0000

American States Popularity Rankings for Mateo

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

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Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#222021#72022#72023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#92021#42022#42023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#392021#362022#282023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#32021#32022#22023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#192021#122022#62023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#332021#202022#132023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#442021#452022#282023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#422021#262022#142023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#112021#92022#62023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#412021#262022#232023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#712021#502022#532023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#322021#322022#132023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#32021#32022#32023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#922021#882022#782023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#52021#22022#22023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#652021#582022#442023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#112021#142022#62023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#402021#452022#172023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#1172021#992022#642023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#692021#482022#292023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#582021#282022#222023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#712021#442022#402023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#362021#342022#102023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#272021#282022#162023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#482021#122022#142023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#382021#382022#282023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#1082021#862022#542023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#912021#572022#362023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#542021#402022#272023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#422021#422022#212023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#242021#212022#82023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#1152021#972022#732023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1072021#862022#382023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#292021#172022#272023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#352021#412022#302023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#1182021#842022#752023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#442021#212022#272023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#372021#432022#122023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#1802021#2122022#1482023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#872020#792022#142023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#1022021#1212022#252023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#1112021#1462022#762023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#612021#372022#632023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#892021#982022#612023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1382021#1412022#1092023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#2442020#1842021#1902023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#822021#1102022#2552023

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#502021#522022#282023

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#1152023

Popularity Rankings for Mateo in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#12019#12020#12021

Popularity in Galicia, Spain

Galicia, Spain flagGalicia, Spain#12020#12021#22022

Popularity in Argentina

Argentina flagArgentina#22020#22021#22023

Popularity in Spain

Spain flagSpain#22020#32021#22022

Popularity in Uruguay

Uruguay flagUruguay#32021#32022#22023

Popularity in Mexico

Mexico flagMexico#22020#22021

Popularity in Croatia

Croatia flagCroatia#72021#72022#42023

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#52021#42022#42023

Popularity in Catalonia, Spain

Catalonia, Spain flagCatalonia, Spain#192020#142021#152022

Popularity in Basque Country, Spain

Basque Country, Spain flagBasque Country, Spain#192020#252021#162022

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

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Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#362020#262021#392022

Popularity in Slovakia

Slovakia flagSlovakia#492020#422022#392023

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#582020#482021#422022

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#582021#572022#432023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#642020#752021#592022

Popularity in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina flagBosnia and Herzegovina#892020#722021#702022

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#832022#1052023#8002023

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#932023

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#1212021#1122022#1062023

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#1192021#1122022#1192023

Popularity in Belgium

Belgium flagBelgium#1722020#1862021#1492022

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#2152021#1782022#1772023

Popularity in France

France flagFrance#1982011

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#2692019#2032020#2172021

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#2332021#2092022#2492023

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#2232021#2492022#2682023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#2492021#2642022#3122023

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#2942022

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#3272008

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Mateo a Name for Boys or Girls?

Mateo is primarily used for boys. It is popular in Spanish-speaking countries and has gained recognition worldwide.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Mateo

Mateo in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Mateo Kovacic (Footballer, born 1994): A Croatian professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Chelsea FC and the Croatia national team.
  • Mateo Arias (Actor, born 1995): An American actor known for his role as Jerry Martinez on the Disney XD series "Kickin' It."
  • Mateo Gil (Screenwriter, born 1972): A Spanish screenwriter and director known for his work on films like "The Sea Inside" and "Agora."
  • Mateo Musacchio (Footballer, born 1990): An Argentine professional footballer who plays as a central defender.
  • Mateo Retegui (Field Hockey Player, born 1999): An Argentine field hockey player known for his contributions to the national team.
  • Mateo Romero (Composer, 1575–1647): A Spanish composer known for his sacred and secular music during the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods.
  • Mateo Carvajal (Reality TV Star, born 1991): A Colombian reality TV star known for winning the competition show "Desafío Súper Humanos."
  • Mateo Askaripour (Author, born 1991): An American author known for his debut novel "Black Buck," which addresses themes of race and corporate culture.
  • Mateo Santos ("All My Children," 1994 TV Series): A character on the soap opera "All My Children," known for his dramatic storylines and relationships.
  • Mateo de Alburquerque ("The Queen of the South," 2002 Book Series): A character in Arturo Pérez-Reverte's novel series about the rise of a female drug lord.
  • Mateo Fernando Aquino Liwanag ("Jane the Virgin," 2014 TV Series): The son of Jane Villanueva, whose birth and early life are central to the series' plot.
  • Mateo ("Elena of Avalor," 2016 Animated TV Series): A young wizard-in-training who helps Princess Elena protect her kingdom.
  • Mateo ("Superstore," 2015 TV Series): A character known for his ambition and sharp wit, who works at the Cloud 9 store.
  • Mateo ("Mateo," 2014 Film): A film about a young boy who gets involved in the criminal underworld to help his family.
  • Mateo Solano Villanueva ("Jane the Virgin," 2014 TV Series): The husband of Jane and father of Mateo, with key roles throughout the series.
  • Mateo ("Mateo's Fireworks," 2021 Children's Book): A children's book character who loves fireworks and learns about their safety and history.
  • San Mateo (California, USA): A vibrant city in the San Francisco Bay Area known for its diverse population and scenic parks.
  • San Mateo County (California, USA): Encompassing part of Silicon Valley and the Pacific Coast, it offers a mix of technological hubs and natural beauty.
  • San Mateo (Isla Margarita, Venezuela): Known for its beautiful Caribbean beaches and tourist-friendly atmosphere.
  • San Mateo Atenco (State of Mexico, Mexico): Famous for its shoemaking industry and proximity to the capital, Mexico City.
  • San Mateo Río Hondo (Oaxaca, Mexico): A municipality celebrated for its indigenous culture and mountainous landscapes.

Similar Names to Mateo

Sibling Names for Mateo