Mateja: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Mateja

Mateja

Pronunciation: n/a

Origin of the name Matthew:

A derivative of the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Matthaeus and the Ecclesiastic Greek Matthaios and Matthias, contractions of Mattathias. The name has its root in the Hebrew Matityah, which is derived from mattīthyāh (gift of God).

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The name, because of its biblical origin has different versions in different cultures with a predominant Christian religion. This particular version is a Serbian male name, but the variations on the basis of gender do exist in different Slavic contexts. Namely, Mateja is a Christ's apostle and it corresponds to its Anglo counterpart Matthew.

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Some associations: strong-willed, clever, social, understanding, playful, talkative child (good for parents), artistic- especially music, drama, and dance, knowledgeable, and physically competent, highly pleasant disposition. A child prodigy!

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Meanings and history of the name Mateja: | Edit

Unlike many other names in Serbian language that have been generated out of the pre-existent common noun, this name has the metaphoric meaning. MATEJA= THE GIFT OF GOD; Hence, it most likely has biblical-Christian origin.

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the football player- Mateja Kezman

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