Good ol’ reliable Matthew. Matthew is a name that remains in the upper echelon of baby name popularity year after year, decade after decade. Around since Biblical times, Matthew was one of the twelve Apostles and the author and namesake of the first book in the New Testament. It’s also the name of a fairly large number of famous entertainers and athletes, so between all of those there should be no shortage of inspiration growing up.


  • hebrew: Gift of God


Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 2

Famous Namesakes:

Actor Matt Damon, Actor Matthew McConaughey, Actor Matthew Broderick, Musician Matthew Bellamy, Actor Matthew Fox, Actor Matthew Perry ,Athlete Matt Barnes, Actor Matt LeBlanc, Writer and producer Matt Groening, Newscaster Matt Lauer

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Elvis Costello, Son of Christopher Reeve, Son of Rob Lowe, Son of Connie Chung and Maury Povich, Son of Ray Romano, Son of Alex Trebek, Son of Matt Lauer