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Gender: M Meaning of Matteo: "gift of God" Origin of Matteo: Italian variation of Matthew Matteo's Popularity in 2016: #168

This attractively energetic Italian version of the classic Matthew is primed to move further and further into mainstream American nomenclature; in terms of popularity, it has moved to Number 168, while the Spanish spelling, Mateo, is at Number 59. Not surprisingly, both rank high in their native countries: Matteo is Number 5 in Italy, while Mateo is Number 18 in Spain.

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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Famous People Named Matteo

Matteo Bandello, Italian novelist
Matteo Bisiani, Italian archer
Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian Renaissance poet
Matteo Carcassi, famous guitarist and composer
Matteo Ferrari, Italian football player who currently plays for Montreal Impact
Matteo Goffriller, renowned 18th-century Italian cello maker
Matteo Messina Denaro, Italian criminal. Is on the top 10 most wanted list of the world
Matteo Perez d'Aleccio, Italian painter of devotional, historical and maritime subjects
Matteo Renzi, Italian Prime Minister
Matteo Ricci, Italian Catholic missionary in China
Matteo Sereni, Italian football goalkeeper
Matteo Stefanini, Italian rower
Matteo Tosatto, Italian cyclist who rides for Quick Step-Innergetic in the UCI ProTour
Matteo Vittucci, Italian-American dancer, known professionally as Matteo
Drea de Matteo, American actress
Felice DeMatteo, Italian-American composer and bandmaster
Salvatore T. DeMatteo, New York politician and judge
Matteo Cicciari, American child model
Matteo Oliver Tucci (b. 2015), son of American actor Stanley Tucci
Matteo Rizzo, Italian ice skater

Pop Culture References for the name Matteo

Matteo "Matt" Alacrán, character in "The House of the Scorpion" by Nancy Farmer
Matteo Balsano, character in Disney show "Soy Luna"
Matteo Cocchiola, italian character in "Battlefield 1"

Matteo's International Variations

Matejo, Matheo, Mattheo, Teo (Spanish)