Matthews name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Matthews

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  1. An English patronymic surname​ derived from the given name Matthew.

Notable Persons Named Matthews

Notable Persons Named Matthews

Matthews Rishard

Matthews Rishard is a football player for the Miami Dolphins. Matthews was born on October 12th, 1989 in San Diego.

Matthews Motshwarateu

Matthews was born in 1958. He left this life in 2001.

Matthews Temane

Matthews was born in 1960 in Hammanskraal. Matthews is also known as the Flash.

Matthews Batswadi

Matthews was born in 1949 in Dithakong.

Matthews Kambale

Matthews was born on December 27th, 1952.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Matthews

Notable Persons With the Last Name Matthews

Auston Matthews

Auston Matthews is a hockey player for the ZSC Lions in the National League A. He has been prominent since 2015. Auston was born on September 17th, 1997 in San Francisco.

Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews is a rock, alternative rock, blues rock, roots rock, adult contemporary, and adult contemporary music songwriter, musician, record label owner, and record label. He has had major accomplishments since 1989. Dave was given the name David John Matthews on January 9th, 1967 in Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa.


Vanity was a singer–songwriter, actress, model, and dancer. Her ongoing career started in 1977. Vanity was given the name Denise Katrina Matthews on January 4th, 1959 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Vanity is also known as Denise Matthews–Smith and D.D. Winters. She left this life on February 15th, 2016.

Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews is a news anchor and political commentator. Chris was given the name Christopher John Matthews on December 17th, 1945 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.

Kiki Dee

Kiki Dee is a pop music singing. She plays Vocals. She was most active from 1960 to present. Kiki was given the name Pauline Matthews on March 6th, 1947.

Sir Stanley Matthews

Sir Stanley Matthews was a soccer player for the Stoke City F.C., Blackpool F.C., The Football League XI, and England national football team. Stanley was born on February 1st, 1915 in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England. He breathed his last breath on February 23rd, 2000.

  • Cerys Matthews
  • Jake Matthews
    Football Player
  • Bruce Matthews
    Football Player
  • Adam Matthews
    Soccer Player
  • Nicole Matthews
  • Casey Matthews
  • Iain Matthews
  • Leigh Matthews
    Australian Rules Football Player
  • Kathleen Matthews
  • Clay Matthews, Jr.
    American Football Player
  • Mark Matthews
    Military Person
  • Michael Matthews
  • Jessie Matthews
  • Scott Matthews

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Matthews U.S.
  White 63.37% 64.26%
  African American 30.67% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.62% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.58% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.36% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.39% 16.26%

Of Last Name Matthews

People with the last name Matthews are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Matthews

  • What name lists does Matthews rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Matthews? Matthews is the 8,288th most popular name of all time. As a last name Matthews was the 226th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Matthews have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,526 babies born with the first name Matthews in the United States. That's more than enough people named Matthews to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Matthews? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Matthews first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Matthews is Thursday, March 18th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Matthews born? The highest recorded use of the first name Matthews was in 1988 with a total of 41 babies.
  • Random Matthews Factoid: According to the 1986 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Matthews is not a popular baby boy's name in North Carolina. Imagine that, only 6 babies in North Carolina have the same name in 1986.
  • Weird things about the name Matthews: The name spelled backwards is Swehttam. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Shamwtet. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Matthews? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 131,303 people with the last name Matthews.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Matthews? Matthews was ranked as the 226th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  • Matthews name meaning

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