This attractively energetic Italian version of the classic Matthew is primed to move further and further into mainstream American nomenclature; in terms of popularity, it has moved to Number 77, while the Spanish spelling, Mateo, is at Number 109. Not surprisingly, both rank high in their native countries: Matteo is Number 5 in Italy, Mateo 24 in Spain.
Actor Colin Firth has a son called Matteo, as does Ricky Martin; the Benjamin Bratts and Tom Colicchios have boys named Mateo. We're sure that both these spellings will keep climbing in tandem, sharing the possibility of the lively nickname Teo.
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