San Matteo: meaning of the name and name day

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San Matteo

Matteo is a male name from Del Paeseno which means "man of God", but also "gift of God". Let's find out more about this beautiful name together.





ETYMOLOGY.

The origin is Jewish. It is a name that has a strong Christian tradition for the cult of St. Matthew the Apostle, author of the first Gospel, and of St. Matthias, a disciple of Jesus who, on his death, was hired among the apostles to replace Judas. Like many Hebrew names it consists of two themes, the second of which is an abbreviation of Yahweh.

MEANING.

It means "man of God", but also "gift ['matath'] of God. Thanks to the theophoric names (they have the word 'God' in them), the Matthew-Matthias possess that" divine "spark that makes them exceptional people in all fields, especially in affections and friendships Surprising artistic inclinations.

NAME-DAY.

It is celebrated on September 21 in memory of St. Matthew the apostle and evangelist, but also on February 24 and May 14 (St. Matthias the apostle [replaced Judas the traitor of the Last Supper]).

It is a widely used name in Del Paese, more centralized in the South. 1,88% (Istat data) of the Del Paesena male population has this name, which is however, especially in recent years, in decline (in 1999 it was 3,30, XNUMX).

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Variants Of Paesene

In the masculine: Mattìa, Mattìo, Maffèo, Mazzeo, Feo



Female: Mattèa

Foreign variants

In the masculine: Matthias (Latin [also Mattheus], ​​French [variant], multilingual German); Mathieu or Matthieu, Mathias (French); Matthew, Mathias, Matheson, Matt [diminutive] English multilingual;) Matéo, Matías (Spanish); Mateusz (Polish)

Lucky Totem

Animal: Jaguar
Plant: Fig
Dominant color: Yellow

Number: Seven

Sign: Leo

Stone: Topaz

Metal: Copper

READ THE MEANING OF THE NAME MATTEO IN THE NAME DICTIONARY OF mymodernparents.com

Who was San Matteo?

Matteo (Capernaum, 4/2 BC - Ethiopia, 24 January 70 or 74) according to the Gospels he was one of the twelve apostles and the author of the Gospel according to Matteo.

He was a tax collector, a category frowned upon in Jewish society. He followed Jesus and decided to get rid of earthly goods.

He is patron of bankers and accountants and of the Finance Police. He is patron saint of Salerno and his remains are kept in the cathedral of the city.

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