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

The name Matt is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "gift of God". Matt and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Blessed and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Matt

Matthew Raymond "Matt" Dillon, American actor
Matthew Paige "Matt" Damon, American actor
Matthew Steven "Matt" LeBlanc, American actor
Matthew Robert "Matt" Smith, English actor
Matthew "Matt" Cassel, American football player
Matthew "Matt" Kenseth, American NASCAR driver
William Matthew "Matt" Noveskey, American musician
Matthew "Matt" Flynn, American drummer
Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening, American cartoonist
Matthew Staton "Matt" Bomer, American actor
Matthew "Matt" Martin, Canadian ice hockey player
Matthew "Matt" McGorry, American actor
Matthew James "Matt" Shively Jr, American actor
Matthew Joseph "Matt" Cahill, English singer
Matthew James "Matt" Duchene, Canadian ice hockey player
Mathew James "Matt" Willis, bassist of British band Busted
Matt Corboy, American actor
Matt Sohinki, American YouTuber and member of Smosh Games
Matthew "Matt" Meese, American actor and co-creator of YouTube sketch comedy show Studio C
Matthew "Matt" Thomas Cain, former San Francisco Giants baseball pitcher
Matthew "Matt" Phillips, Scottish professional footballer
Matt Lintz, American actor

Pop Culture References for the name Matt

Matt Mandigo, character in short story "Earth Inherited" by author Justine Avery
Matt Quinlan, main character on TV's "Cyberchase"
Matt Camden, character on TV's "Seventh Heaven"
Matt Engarde, character in Ace Attorney video game series
Matt McNamara, character on TV's "Nip/Tuck"
Matt Drayton, character in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"
Matt Donovan, character in The Vampire Diaries series
Matt James Hallowell, character in "The Sign of the Beaver" by Elizabeth George Speare
Matteo "Matt" Alacrán, character in "The House of the Scorpion" by Nancy Farmer
Dr Matt Crower, character on TV's "American Gothic"
Matt, nickname of Yamato Ishida in the English dub of the anime "Digimon Adventure"
Matt the Radar Technician, alter ego of Kylo Ren on Saturday Night Live
Matthew "Matt" Holt, character in Voltron: Legendary Defender.


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.