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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Mateo

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Mateo in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Mateo:

  • Records indicate that 18,633 boys in the United States have been named Mateo since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 2,817 people in the U.S. were given the name Mateo. Those people are now 8 years old.

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      17 Positive Comments

  • "We named our 8 month old Mateo and absolutely love it! Short, easy to remember, easy to spell, strong... and tipped to be featured in the top 10 list of international names by 2028. It?s just perfect!" Apr. 8, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "I let my mother named my son. She was initially was going for Matthew but preferred the Spanish equivalence of Mateo as it sounds great in Spanish and English (We are Mexican Americans). It went well with his middle name of Lucas." Feb. 23, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "Mateo is like rly nice and he's fun to talk to but he abuses me a lot and he really likes this person named abraham and is the submissive one in the ship of "Mabraham" so yeah" Jun. 10, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 8 month old son is named Matteo. My DH's name is Matthew and he didn't want to be a senior so we decided on Matteo. I personally love the name and I'm glad we picked his name." Oct. 28, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just met a kid 2 years ago called Mateo and i loved it. Since then ive been crazy with the idea of naming my first child that way." Dec. 15, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I just named my son Mateo and we love it because it's not a common name. We plan on calling him Teo for short. We also loved the meaning of the name." Sep. 12, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my little boy Mateo.. loved it the first time i heard it, and loved the meaning.. Mateo has started to go to school, and recently he has told me that the other kids call him potato or tomato.. and he gets very hurt! but i assure him that this is a unique name, and it is VERY special. I think it is Unique, and Strong!" May. 13, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I absolutely love this name. My husband and I plan to name our son this name. We cant wait." Jan. 7, 2010: Report as inappropriate


  • "We just named our baby Mateo! We love it, friends love it, family loves it (except for my 94 year old Grandma, she doesn't understand how or why we would name a half Jewish half Guamanian baby Mateo) I don't care we just LOVE the name!" Sep. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Mateo. this is a great name; stronge, wise, noble, loved, and atracted for the opposet sex. Reason people uses as a last name in the whole countries. I loved my name. Thank you to my parents. MATEO the great "siempre" and siempre seremos amados, simples,y razonables. Mateo" Apr. 25, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my two month old, Mateo (I have always loved this name). Some people do say "potato" or "tomato", but I don't let it bother me. We didn't want a common name, so we don't let people call him "Matt" instead we call him "Teo" - which is really a cute nickname. People always pronounce it correctly (so far). I have never met anyone with the same name." Mar. 16, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it so much! My baby boy will be born in August and I like this name for him.It's gift from god for us!!! In our country this is so uncommon name..and I'm little unsure how our familly will react on this. For me & my husband it's perfect name for our first son. Hope it's good reason to give him this name :)" Jul. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am going to name my son Mateo. there are some people in my family that dont like it because its not common, but i love it for that reason!! it is a great, bold and strong name." Nov. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 2 year old son is named Mateo. I love it because it's not that common and sort of exotic but very easy to pronunciate. And just to comment on one of the above comments, my son is also Mexican/filipino/american!!" Oct. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my son's name and I love it but many people who are not familiar with Spanish do not know how to pronounce it. It is pronounced MA-TAY-OO" May. 9, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm going to name my baby MATEO because it means gift of god, and that is what this baby means to me." Feb. 7, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      9 Neutral Comments

  • "My son's name is MATTEO and i don't know why the people call MATTEYO. This name is so short and the people call wrong. Is just MATTEO and not MATTEYO. I love my son's name that I am so proud to call him MATTEO, that is so strong and unique. Our last name is italian and the people should know the story of name for don't be ignorant and in polite for call potato. He was born on California and there all people call very well. But on Florida is a disaster because the people doesn't know to pronounce a so simple name, but so strong. I LOVE the name Matteo that means "gift of God"." Jan. 28, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I was so happy to see you all,,I must say that you are so beautiful Claudia,,, Pumpi's face hasn't relaly changed,I think, he looks like Francisco Marcel, very cute vet !! and what can I say about Mateo and the doggies??? I love you all Every picture was lovely .Have you received the package yet for Mateo? Let me know when you get it, okay? Hope you like it and it fits Love you and thanks for sending the pictures, love them!! muchos besitos para Mateo y por los perritos.Kisses for Val and Francisco xxxxx Joanie" Mar. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "pIt's also when the market rellay got hot again post-1989, with strong run-up in prices till today (with rellay only a minimal dip post-9/11).As for those people who were still 'underwater' in 1996... if they hung on for a year or two longer, they did just fine, and if they own right now, they are rolling in equity...And the same will go for anyone who may have paid top dollar against 25 offers last year. They probably couldn't sell at a profit right now, but the market will continue to climb over time (like it or not) and they'll do just fine as well. Just depends on the situation as to how long they'll need to wait.I judge whether I have done my job for my buyers when I know they could put their new house on the market the day after we close, and after paying all of their taxes, commissions, and fees, they could still make a profit. And trust me, it happens more often than you might think...I appreciate your comments, but give me a break on the anecdotes that I use... I'm not quoting facts, nor pretending to. I'm just giving readers a reference point based on my experiences.If you want some factual data, read this post which includes data showing that the peak of foreclosures was in Q1 of 1996, after which the market shifted and prices took off.]]/p" Mar. 15, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is 3 years old & his name is MATAEO..I think its a cutest name ever..I luv it & so does everyone else..Its very unique & the meaning "A gift from God" is just 2 precious cause that's what he is..we call him TAE 4 short.." Jan. 12, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My last name is Mateo and i just love it! But i always get pissed at my friends because they always call me "tomato" or "potato". :P :( but i just ignore it" Jul. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Name is MATEO best name ever no one has it and sure people say potato or tomato or matt-e-o but i call them retarded!!!Ha ha ha Many girls tell me that's what they're going to name they're kid and i say go for it you won't regret it or forget it ever!!!" Aug. 13, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our 10 year old son is named Mateo. My husband chose this name for him because of it's meaning. We lovingly call him Teo and Te. He gets upset when kids at school call him potato, but we tell him how unique his name is and that it suits him perfectly. We love our Mateo Eduardo!" May. 5, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Mateo and I love it. Some people have never heard the name Mateo before and others say they have known someone with the name...but it is rare. I love it and it fits our son's Mexican/Filipino/American look." Aug. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little cousin was named Mateo, and I just fell in love with it. My week-old baby boy's name is pronounced the same way, but I spelled it Matteio." Feb. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

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