The name Mateo is a boy's name of Spanish, Italian, Latin origin meaning "gift of God". Mateo is ranked #59 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 "Name Makeover!".
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 two years ago and is one of the most popular Spanish names 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.