Baby Names

20 Baby Names That Mean ‘Miracle’

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Matthew

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The name Matthew is generally a boy’s name of Hebrew origins but has recently been used as a unisex name. Matthew means ‘Gift of God’ and is found in English language countries. Its pronunciation is MAE-TH-Yuw (English) 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)”

In the Bible, Matthew was one of the four evangelists and the author of the first Gospel named after him. The name was brought into England by the Normans in medieval forms such as Mathiu and Matheu.

Matthew was the third most popular baby boy name in America in the 80s and 90s. Currently, Matthew holds the 15th spot.

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