Meaning and name origin
Mathias \m(a)-thias\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew, German and Greek origin, and the meaning of Mathias is "gift of God". Mathias is a variant of Matthew (Hebrew); biblical: the name of one of the twelve apostles, who wrote the first Gospel account of Jesus. Also a variant of Matthias (German, Greek, Hebrew): biblical Greek form of Mattathia (see Matthew).
Mathias is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4264 out of 88799, Top 5%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Mathias for boys. Mathias reached its highest rank of #497 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Mathias and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Matthew (#16), Matthias (#580) and Mathias (#582). (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).