What is the root meaning of my name, Jesus Matos
i wanted to know what the meaning, if any, is of my name in spanish. i believe jesus matos means jesus kills or some sort of variation of it.
thanks in advance
There is no verb conjugation ending in os (save perhaps a reflexive vosotros form) so your name does not mean Jesus kills (matar). The noun matos is a synonym for matorrales ( a group of matas) in our dictionary. So, at best, it would be Jesus bushes, thickets, shrubs, etc.
Bottom line: It is just your name and doesn't translate to anything meaningful.
I think Q's answer gets right to the point of what's important: Most people nowadays give a name to their children simply because they like the name, or in honor of somebody with the same name, rather than because it means something.
We generally don't go around naming our kids things like: "Stone Foundation Smith", or "Shining Light Richardson".
Most traditional names, if we really want to look into it,do have some ancient meaning in the language that originated them. Some people take that into account when they name their kids - but I think most people probably don't.
In the case of "Jesus", the simple answer is that it means some approximately like "the savior sent by God". Wikipedia has an article about Jesus that touches on that. But you can find that sort of research easily with your search engines.
Now, only your parents know if they really were thinking in terms of "Let's call our son "The Lord's Savior Bushes" when they named you. Most likely they never gave a thought to what the Matos surname means, and most likely they just wanted to give you a nice traditional name: "Jesús".
Galician: variant of Mato and more particularly Domato, a habitational name for someone from any of the numerous places in Galicia called Mato or O Mato (formerly El Mato), from mato brushwood, or a topographic name with the same meaning.
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Heres a link to Galacia, a city in northwest Spain where it appears your name originates.
Jesús is a common name dating back at least to biblical times. In fact, Barabbas, who was set free in order that Jesus Christ might be executed in his place, was Jesus bar-Abbas, (Aramaic: ??-???, Bar-abbâ, "son of the father").