Of Greek and Hebrew origin.
Spanish form of the name Matthew.
From the Greek name “Ματθαίος”, Matthaios, the Greek form of the Hebrew name “Mattityahu”.
It means “gift of Yahweh”.
Saint Matthew was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus.
Feminine forms of the name are: Matea and Mateja.
Other forms of the name are: Matteo, Mathias, Matt, Matthieu, Mattias.
Mateo is a popular name in Mexico, Galicia, Croatia and Spain.
Famous bearers are Mateo Gil, Mateo Kovačić, Mateo Pablo Musacchio.
Mateo Gil Rodriguez is a Spanish film director and screenwriter.
He became widely known after the success of the 2004 film “The Sea Inside”, which he wrote with Alejandro Amenábar.