First recorded in 1750. From Latin Mattheus, ultimately from Hebrew.
- Matthew (Biblical figure)
- (rare) A male given name.
- Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ↑ISBN
-  Population Register of Latvia:Matejs was the only given name of 12 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010.