Matai Name Meaning & Origin
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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A variant of the classic Matthew
Also a name for an evergreen tree in the Maori language
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Matai Smith, New Zealand television presenter
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