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Matthew Information -- Meaning, Origin, and/or Other Information

Information on Matthew includes the fact that it means "Gift of God." This eMedTV resource offers additional information on the name Matthew. Matthew the Evangelist, often called Saint Matthew, was one of Jesus' Twelve Apostles. Some speculate that Matthew the Apostle had been called Levi according to Mark 2:14 and Luke 5:27. He was supposedly the author of the first Gospel in the New Testament. He is recognized as a saint in both the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches. The Eastern Orthodox celebrate his feast day on November 16, whereas September 21 is observed in Latin churches.

Matthew is also a girl name. Click here for information on the girl name Matthew.

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Meanings and Variations

Matthew is from Hebrew meaning Gift of God.
Alternates for Matthew include: Mata, Mateo, Mathe, Mathew, Mathian, Mathias, Matias, Matt, Matteo, and Mat-thaeus
Matthew is associated with these categories: Biblical, Saint, and Popular
Famous Children Named Matthew
Given name: Matthew Maxwell Taylor
Father: Robert Kennedy, Politician
Mother: Ethel Skakel
Given name: Matthew Maxwell Taylor
Father: Matthew Kennedy, Attorney, Professor
Mother: Victoria Stauss, Professor

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