Gift Of God





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Emily P. Contributor

Why reinvent the wheel? Matt is a solid choice for a pup, no bones about it.

It's got that classic, human-name-for-a-dog charm that's both hilarious and endearing.

And I honestly think, as time goes on, giving your dog a human name just feels more and more normal.

Picture this: "Matt, fetch!" It's almost like your office bestie just ran off to retrieve a frisbee. And if you wanna sell this name as a nod to pop culture, there are tons of well-loved Matts out there. Think Damon, LeBlanc, Bomer, all solid role models.

And let's not forget about the etymology - Matt comes from Matthew, meaning 'gift of God'. So, he's definitely a divine gift, whatever your reason might be for picking Matt as his name.

Traits associated with the name Matt:

Dogs named Matt tend to be loving, good-natured, and hard-working. This name is also associated with companionship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Matt?

It could say that you are creative and enjoy giving your pets unique names. It could also say that you have a sense of humor and enjoy making people smile.

Is Matt a good dog name?

Matt is a one-syllable dog name, making it short and snappy. Matt is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Matt is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Matt outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Matt was, in the past month, the 1033rd most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Matt is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Matt was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Matt's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Matt is most adored in Kansas, District of Columbia and Virginia.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Delaware, New Jersey and Oklahoma.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Matt.

Most popular breeds named Matt:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. Cocker Spaniel
  3. German Shepherd
  4. American Staffordshire Terrier
  5. Shetland Sheepdog

Matt is found in these categories:

biblical dog names

Derived from Matthew, a disciple of Jesus Christ in the New Testament of the Bible.

Dog names like Matt:

To love; God's saviour; dark skinned
Who Is Like God?
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Matt dog name meaning

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