When Matej Augustiňák was born in 1918, in Harichovce, Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia, his father, Štefan Augustiňák, was 67 and his mother, Mária Dikantová, was 11915. He died in 1956, at the age of 38.
form of the name of the Christian evangelist, author of the first gospel in the New Testament. His name is a form of the Hebrew name Mattathia, meaning ‘gift of God’, which is fairly common in the Old Testament, being rendered in the Authorized Version in a number of different forms: Mattan(i)ah, Mattatha(h), Mattithiah, Mattathias, and so on. In the Authorized Version, the evangelist is regularly referred to as Matthew, while the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot is distinguished as Matthias . A related name from the same Hebrew roots, but reversed, is Jonathan . Throughout the English-speaking world Matthew has been particularly popular since the 1970s.