Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Gift of the Lord
Main Origin Language: English
(Or View Matthew Girl)

In 2017 the name Matthew...

• was given to 11,611 baby boys
• was the 16th most popular name for baby boys
• was 38% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in New Jersey, Florida, and California
• was least popular in North Dakota, Montana, and Nebraska
• was about as popular as Daniel and Aiden
Babies Named Matthew Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Matthew...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1983
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1950
• is 272% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 61% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Mathew, Jered, Casey, Cristina, Kara, Tabitha
• has the most opposite popularity history to Darwin, Gus, Eddy, Cecelia, Roma, Georgia
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Matthew Per State
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Geographically the name Matthew...

• 0% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Jacob, Anthony, Ryan, Valentina, Mia, Giuliana
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Cohen, Knox, Nash, Josie, Kinley, Brynlee
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Matthew by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Matthew are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Matthew will be the only kid named Matthew in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Matthew compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Matthew rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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