Gender: Male Meaning of Matt: "gift of God" Origin of Matt: Short form of Matthew

Matt Origin and Meaning

The name Matt is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "gift of God".

Still one of the most appealing short forms, which goes a long way toward explaining the sustained popularity of Matthew. Matt is perennially the popular guy in high school, friendly, attractive, and comfortable with a baseball. Matty or Mattie are cute for a younger boy.

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yourmumgae Says:


i will spin your jaw.

yourmumgae Says:


buddy you better watch out

yourmumgae Says:


not going to lie, this name is epic and anyone who thinks over wise is uneducated.

paulapuddephatt Says:


It's better to use Matthew on the birth certificate. Matt is a nickname, right? Cute, though.

clairels Says:


This name just does nothing for me and never has. It's every boring, generic kid who sat next to you in third grade. I don't understand why it's such a popular nickname with such an unappealing sound. Mat? What like in gym class? Sorry, I just don't get it.