Gender: Male Meaning of Mateo: "gift of God" Origin of Mateo: Spanish variation of Matthew Mateo's Popularity in 2018: #37

Mateo Origin and Meaning

The name Mateo is a boy's name of Spanish, Italian, Latin origin meaning "gift of God".

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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Rank in US: #37

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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!