Matti

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See also: matti and mätti

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The medieval spoken form of the Vulgate Latin Matthias and Matthaeus, brought to Finland as Catholic saint's names. Cognate to English Matthias and Matthew.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑtːi/
  • Hyphenation: Mat‧ti

Proper noun[edit]

Matti

  1. A male given name.
  2. The letter "M" in the Finnish tavausaakkoset, a spelling system similar to ICAO spelling alphabet.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The typical name for a Finnish male in stories and proverbs.
  • Matti has been one of the most popular names in Finland since the Middle Ages, for reasons not quite clear. For example, it was the most common first name of men born in Finland in 1937 - 1949.

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