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What does Mathias mean?

Mathias Pronunciation of Mathias [math-ias] as a boys' name has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Mathias is "gift of God". Mathias is a variant form of Matthew (Hebrew). Mathias is also a Scandinavian, Welsh form of Matthias (German, Greek, Hebrew).

Associated with: scandinavian, gift.


Mathias has 2 variants: Matthaus and Mattheus.

19 more alternative forms via Matthew, Matthias: Madtheos, Mata, Mateus, Mathe, Matheu, Mathew, Mathian, Mathieu, Matias, Matico, Mats, Mattaus, Matthieu, Matthiew, Matti, Mattias, Mattie, Mattieu and Matyas.

Creative forms:
(male) Maias, Mathios, ..

(female) Mathma, Mathta, ..

Middle name pairings:
Mathias Aston (M.A.), ..

How popular is Mathias?

Mathias is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#3939 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Mathias entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #498 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #561. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mathias name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mathias outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Mathew (#480 a year ago), Mathieu, Matias (#458), Matthew (#15), Matthias (#555), Mattias (#1568) and Mattie are the prominent alternative forms of Mathias (#561 a year ago) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Mathias reached its peak in the 1980s (average #1314) and is now much reduced (#954, down 69%), with forms such as Mathew becoming less fashionable. Matthew is the longstanding favorite, though Matthias has become trendy as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Mathias, Mathew, Mathieu, Matias, Matthew in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Matthias, Mattias, Mattie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Mathew, Matthew, Mattias outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Agathias, Darias, Machin, Mahican (see Mohegan), Mahir, Marcas, Marius, Markiss, Mataniah, Mather, Maurids, Maurits and Tamhas. Like Mathias, these names are not commonly used.

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