Gender: Male Meaning of Matteo: "gift of God" Origin of Matteo: Italian Matteo's Popularity in 2019: #179

Matteo Origin and Meaning

The name Matteo is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "gift of God".

This attractively energetic Italian version of the classic Matthew is primed to move further and further into mainstream American nomenclature.

Actor Colin Firth has a son called Matteo, as does Ricky Martin; the Benjamin Bratts and Tom Colicchios have boys named Mateo. We're sure that both these spellings will keep climbing in tandem, sharing the possibility of the lively nickname Teo.

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Rank in US: #179

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Matteo's International Variations

Matejo, Matheo, Mattheo, Teo (Spanish)


fearlessfirefly Says:


I love the combo Phoenix Matteo.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I like this a lot, but still prefer Matthew/Matt.

ChinaPoblana Says:


Reminds me of Matteo Ricci, which is a nice namesake to have. Less obvious than other historical names, and with a touch of Jesuit cosmopolitanism for the modern Catholic.

headintheclouds Says:


At first I was just eh, it's a nice variant on the classic Matthew, seems nice enough. But Matteo's one of those names that grows on you the more you're exposed to it- I really quite like it now. It has a romantic and unexpected flair to it, while also sounding effortlessly cool.
I really love the female variant of this name, Mattea, with the nickname Tea pronounced like tay-ah.

Albert Says:


Matteo, Matthew, Theodore, Barack--on it goes--all meaning Gift of God...

Guest Says:


I don't remember how I fell in love with this name (and Mattea as well) it just happened. I'd probably call him Matty for short.