Matthew McConaughey Says He Named His Son, Levi, After His Favorite Bible Verse, Matthew 6:22

Matthew McConaughey’s eldest son, Levi, who celebrated his 9th birthday this month, is named for the actor’s favorite Bible verse, Matthew 6:22, “If thy eye be single, thy whole body will be full of light.”

McConaughey, 47, revealed the reason he and wife, Camila Alves, chose the name Levi out of the six other options they were weighing.

“Levi’s another name for Matthew in the Bible,” the “Dark Tower” actor said on “Good Morning America.” “We had talked about possibly Matthew, Jr. if he was a boy. And my favorite [verse] in the Bible is Matthew 6:22.”

The new parents took the numbers of the time of the baby’s birth syncing up exactly with his favorite Bible verse as a sign. Levi it was.

“We find out he’s a boy when he’s born. You’re not thinking about the name, right?” he continued. “An hour later, the doctor comes up and he hands you that card to fill out: ‘Blank was born at 6:22 p.m.’ So we went, ‘It’s Levi.'”

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