"gift of God"

Mateo Origin and Meaning

The name Mateo is boy's name of Spanish, Italian, Latin origin meaning "gift of God".
Mateo is a Latinate form of Matthew, which derived from the Hebrew name Mattiyahu, consisting of the elements mattan, meaning "gift" and yah, which references the Hebrew God. Mateo can also be spelled Matteo, which is the Italian variation. Matheo is an archaic Spanish spelling, although it is used in France as Mathéo.

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 in 2015 and is one of the most popular Spanish names for boys in several countries, including the US. Mateo is one of the top baby names in Arizona for boys.

Actor Colin Firth has a son called Matteo, the Italian form; the Benjamin Bratts have a Mateo.
# 15 in the US

Mateo Rank in US Top 1000

Mateo Popularity

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Famous People Named Mateo

  • Mateo Gil (Rodri­guez)Spanish film director
  • Mateo Alemán (y de Enero)Spanish novelist
  • Mateo Kovacic‡Croatian footballer
  • Mateo (born Iman Jordan)American pop singer,songwriter
  • Mateo Pablo MusacchioArgentine footballer
  • Mateo Bravery Bratt (b. 2005)son of actors Benjamin Bratt and Talisa Soto
  • Mateo Lev Colicchioson of celebrity chef Tom Colicchio
  • Mateo Jay Thompson (b. 2007)son of weather forecaster Audrey Puente; grandson of bandleader Tito Puente
  • Mateo Dragić (b. 2013)son of basketball player Goran Dragić
  • Mateo Gago (b. 2013)son of footballer Fernando Gago and tennis player Gisela Dulko
  • Mateo Hindoyan (b. 2014)son of soprano Sonya Yoncheva and conductor Domingo Hindoyan
  • Mateo Messi (b. 2015)son of footballer Lionel Messi
  • Mateo dos Santos (b. 2017)son of footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, twin of sister Eva

Mateo in Pop Culture

  • Mateo Santoscharacter on American soap "All My Children"
  • Mateo Gloriano Rogelio Solano Villanuevason of Jane and Rafael on the series Jane the Virgin
  • Mateo Fernando Aquino Liwanagcharacter on TV's "Superstore"
  • Mateo de Alvacharacter on TV's "Elena of Avalor"