🔼The name Mattatha in the Bible
The name Mattatha occurs only once in the Bible. He is a son of Nathan, son of king David, and the evangelist Luke traces the genealogy of Jesus through this man (Luke 3:31; whereas Matthew goes through Solomon — Matthew 1:6).
🔼Etymology of the name Mattatha
The final letter ה (he) is not part of the verb, but scholars assume that the name Mattattah is a contraction of the name מתתיה (Mattithiah), and that means that the final he is a remnant of יה (Yah), which in turn is an abbreviated form of the Tetragrammaton יהוה, YHWH, or Yahweh.
The name Mattatha means Gift Of The Lord, or more properly: Gift Of Yah.