Matthew Ernest in the US

  1. #1,031,687 Matthew Dinsmore
  2. #1,031,688 Matthew Durand
  3. #1,031,689 Matthew Ecker
  4. #1,031,690 Matthew Ericksen
  5. #1,031,691 Matthew Ernest
  6. #1,031,692 Matthew Faircloth
  7. #1,031,693 Matthew Farrow
  8. #1,031,694 Matthew Faulk
  9. #1,031,695 Matthew Felts
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Meaning & Origins

English form of the name of the Christian evangelist, author of the first gospel in the New Testament. His name is a form of the Hebrew name Mattathia, meaning ‘gift of God’, which is fairly common in the Old Testament, being rendered in the Authorized Version in a number of different forms: Mattan(i)ah, Mattatha(h), Mattithiah, Mattathias, and so on. In the Authorized Version, the evangelist is regularly referred to as Matthew, while the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot is distinguished as Matthias. A related name from the same Hebrew roots, but reversed, is Jonathan. Throughout the English-speaking world Matthew has been particularly popular since the 1970s.
32nd in the U.S.
English and Dutch: from the Germanic byname mentioned at Ernst. However, Reaney cites medieval evidence for Norman spellings such as Ernais, and derives it from a Germanic personal name Arn(e)gis, possibly composed of the elements arn ‘eagle’ + gīsil ‘pledge’, ‘hostage’, ‘noble youth’ (see Giesel). The name may have been altered by folk etymology to coincide with the word meaning ‘combat’. Compare Harness.
6,087th in the U.S.

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