[ 2 syll. mat-(t)hew, ma-tth-ew ] The baby girl name Matthew is also used as a boy name, with the latter form being far more popular. It is pronounced in English as MAE-TH-Yuw †. Matthew is of Hebrew origin. The name Matthew means 'gift of God'. See Matthew for more information.
See also the related category god.
Matthew is unusual as a baby girl name. Its usage peaked modestly in 1983 with 0.018% of baby girls being named Matthew. It had a ranking of #571 then. The baby name has fallen out of favor since then, and is currently used only on a very light scale. Among all girl names in its family, Matthew was nevertheless the most regularly used in 2018. Matthew has in the last century been mainly given to boys. There were 249 times more boys than girls who were named Matthew in 1989.
† Pronunciation for Matthew: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; UW as in "two (T.UW)"