"gift of God"

Matteo Origin and Meaning

The name Matteo is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "gift of God".

This attractively energetic Italian version of the classic Matthew is primed to move further and further into mainstream American nomenclature. Mateo is technically the Spanish version, but many parents in the US use the two spellings interchangeably.

In the US, about 12,000 baby boys were named Mateo, Matteo, or Teo in 2021, vaulting the name in all versions into the Top 10. Mateo alone, by far the most popular version, lies just outside the Top 10.

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.

# 144 in the US

Matteo Rank in US Top 1000

# 281 on Nameberry

Matteo Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Matteo Popularity

Famous People Named Matteo

  • Matteo BandelloItalian novelist
  • Matteo BisianiItalian archer
  • Matteo Maria BoiardoItalian Renaissance poet
  • Matteo Carcassifamous guitarist and composer
  • Matteo FerrariItalian football player who currently plays for Montreal Impact
  • Matteo Goffrillerrenowned 18th,century Italian cello maker
  • Matteo Messina DenaroItalian criminal. Is on the top 10 most wanted list of the world
  • Matteo Perez d'AleccioItalian painter of devotional, historical and maritime subjects
  • Matteo RenziItalian Prime Minister
  • Matteo RicciItalian Catholic missionary in China
  • Matteo SereniItalian football goalkeeper
  • Matteo StefaniniItalian rower
  • Matteo TosattoItalian cyclist who rides for Quick Step,Innergetic in the UCI ProTour
  • Matteo VittucciItalian,American dancer, known professionally as Matteo
  • Drea de MatteoAmerican actress
  • Felice DeMatteoItalian,American composer and bandmaster
  • Salvatore T. DeMatteoNew York politician and judge
  • Matteo CicciariAmerican child model
  • Matteo Oliver Tucci (b. 2015)son of American actor Stanley Tucci
  • Matteo RizzoItalian ice skater
  • Matteo Artemovich Chigvintsev (b. 2020)son of dancer Artem Chigvintsev and former wrestler Nikki Bella.

Matteo in Pop Culture

  • Matteo "Matt" Alacráncharacter in "The House of the Scorpion" by Nancy Farmer
  • Matteo Balsanocharacter in Disney show "Soy Luna"
  • Matteo Cocchiolaitalian character in "Battlefield 1"
  • Matteo Florenzicharacter in German TV show “Druck”