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An English name.

Derives from the Greek name “Ματθαίος”, Matthaios, which is the Greek form of the Hebrew name “Mattityahu”.

It means “gift of Yahweh”.

Saint Matthew was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus.

According to Christian tradition, Matthew was one of the four evangelists, the one who wrote the first Gospel in the New Testament.

The Gospel of Matthew is actually anonymous and the first reference of him being the author was made by the Christian bishop Papias of Hierapolis.

Matthew is used as an English name since the Middle Ages.

Other forms of the name are: Mathew, Mat, Matthaios, Mathieu, Mathias, Mateo,  Matteo, Matthaus, Mats.

Matthew is a popular name in Northern Ireland, United States, Canada, Ireland and Scotland.

Famous bearers are Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Broderick, Matthew Henson, Matthew Perry, Matthew Modine, Matthew Settle, Matthew Morrison, Matthew Lillard, Matthew Morrison.

Matthew McConaughey is an American actor and producer.

He first breakthrough role was in the 1993 film “Dazed and Confused”.

He played a series of roles in romantic comedies before he turned to some completely different genres and achieved both critical and commercial success.

He starred in films such as “Lincoln Lawyer”, “The Paperboy”, “Mud”, “Magic Mike” and “Dallas Buyers Club”, for which he won a Golden Globe and Academy Award for Best Actor.