Mate Family History
Mate Name Meaning
Hungarian (Máté): from the personal name Máté Hungarian form of Matthew . Slovenian: from a short form of the personal name Matevž Latin Matthaeus (see Matthew ). Croatian: from a short form of the personal names Matija (from Latin Matthias) and Matej (from Latin Matthaeus; see Matthew ). French (Maté): from a pet form of the personal name Mathieu French form of Matthew . Spanish (Maté): from a variant of the personal name Mateo . English: variant of Matt .7: American shortened and altered form of Greek Matis .8: West African (Ghana): name found among the Ga people reportedly denoting a first-born boy. Compare Matey .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press