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The name Matthew is of Hebrew origin, and means gift from Yahweh.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Matthew has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Matthew
Use of the Name Matthew for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
1,388,607 1,345,427 936,399 284,443 126,576 46,278 22,458
The table below indicates the number of times the name Matthew has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Matthew
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880117113  
188115281  
1882127109  
188315286  
1884124117  
1885124111  
1886124112  
1887123108  
1888136115  
1889118119  
189016586  
1891123113  
1892128132  
1893138108  
1894132124  
1895139112  
1896136123  
1897156100  
1898135133  
1899151101  
1900160131  
190116690  
1902170104  
1903167102  
190418697  
1905178107  
1906150137  
1907174124  
1908154154  
1909170147  
1910158197  
1911152220  
1912156380  
1913151488  
1914151614  
1915149798  
1916148826  
1917149865  
1918149964  
1919153874  
1920152968  
1921162912  
1922158983  
1923163938  
1924170851  
1925175838  
1926185773  
1927182793  
1928182784  
1929189727  
1930204653  
1931209606  
1932188706  
1933202581  
1934203605  
1935194656  
1936202607  
1937201604  
1938205608  
1939200623  
1940198665  
1941198724  
1942187844  
1943198811  
1944195766  
1945198739  
1946195885  
19471961,035  
19481891,067  
19491771,216  
19501721,305  
19511631,595  
19521422,037  
19531302,371  
19541242,682  
19551053,284  
1956904,360  
1957835,220  
1958606,361  
1959636,554  
1960616,922  
1961597,072  
1962567,278  
1963508,037  
1964438,979  
1965369,992  
19663410,785  
19672813,561  
19682415,790  
19692417,470  
19702420,157  
19711922,495  
19721022,892994120
19731024,490  
1974927,161  
1975928,499  
1976929,945924141
1977931,909871166
1978634,239911156
1979635,576907164
1980637,794819193
1981343,261802201
1982345,991653273
1983350,151571315
1984349,705606294
1985347,040634294
1986346,860655282
1987346,474655288
1988345,803740253
1989345,379999173
1990344,782  
1991341,620  
1992337,721  
1993335,747  
1994333,628  
1995232,849  
1996232,057  
1997331,480  
1998331,105  
1999330,376  
2000328,506  
2001326,728  
2002425,064  
2003423,820  
2004422,458  
Totals:  1,388,607 3,313

During the last 125 years, parents have used Matthew as a boy's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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