The only Biblical reference for a Mattan as a given name is the story told in Books of Kings about the Baal priest Mattan, killed by the people of the Kingdom of Judea. In the Gospel of Matthew, Matthan is an individual who is the paternal grandfather of Joseph, the father of Jesus.
According to September 2005 there were 2683 citizens in Israel with the name Mattan, with only 15 of them are females and all of the females had a second name. Other popular given names are Mattanel and Mattaniah and Mattaniahu both meaning "Gift of God".
Not Too Late to Find Real Killer, Family Insist; CAMPAIGN: Fifty Years Ago Today Mahmood Mattan Was Hanged for a Murder He Didn't Commit
Sep 03, 2002; Byline: EMMA THOMAS THE family of a man wrongfully hanged for murder 50 years ago today say it is not too late for the real...