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Gender: Male Meaning of Mateo: "gift of God" Origin of Mateo: Spanish variation of Matthew Mateo's Popularity in 2017: #42

The name Mateo is a boy's name of Spanish, Italian, Latin origin meaning "gift of God". Mateo is ranked #42 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Boy Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

This attractively energetic Spanish version of the classic Matthew is primed to move further and further into mainstream American nomenclature; it entered the Top 100 for the first time in 2015 and is one of the most popular Spanish names for boys in several countries, including the US. Actor Colin Firth has a son called Matteo, which is the Italian form; the Benjamin Bratts have a Mateo.

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Famous People Named Mateo

Mateo Gil (Rodri­guez), Spanish film director
Mateo Alemán (y de Enero), Spanish novelist
Mateo Kovacic‡, Croatian footballer
Mateo (born Iman Jordan), American pop singer-songwriter
Mateo Pablo Musacchio, Argentine footballer
Mateo Bravery Bratt (b. 2005), son of actors Benjamin Bratt and Talisa Soto
Mateo Lev Colicchio, son of celebrity chef Tom Colicchio
Mateo Jay Thompson (b. 2007), son of weather forecaster Audrey Puente; grandson of bandleader Tito Puente
Mateo Dragić (b. 2013), son of basketball player Goran Dragić
Mateo Gago (b. 2013), son of footballer Fernando Gago and tennis player Gisela Dulko
Mateo Hindoyan (b. 2014), son of soprano Sonya Yoncheva and conductor Domingo Hindoyan
Mateo Messi (b. 2015), son of footballer Lionel Messi
Mateo dos Santos (b. 2017), son of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, twin of sister Eva

Pop Culture References for the name Mateo

Mateo Santos, character on American soap "All My Children"
Mateo Gloriano Rogelio Solano Villanueva, son of Jane and Rafael on the series Jane the Virgin
Mateo Fernando Aquino Liwanag, character on TV's "Superstore"
Mateo de Alva, character on TV's "Elena of Avalor"

Mateo's International Variations

Matteo, Matejo, Matheo, Mattheo, Teo (Spanish)


Victoriarossdale Says:


Mateo really does seems like a very sweet name, removing the T does the trick. It looks way better spelt like this

Jazzy7 Says:


I prefer this spelling over Matteo. Seems softer and sweet to me :) I can totally see myself naming my little boy this!