What does Matthias mean?
Matthias [matthias] as a boys' name is pronounced ma-THYE-us. It is of German, Greek and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Matthias is "gift of God". Biblical Greek form of Mattathia (see Matthew). Biblical: the disciple selected by lot to replace Judas as an apostle. Painter Matthias Grunewald.
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How popular is Matthias?
Matthias is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#12233 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name statistics of Matthias for boys. Matthias reached its highest rank of #555 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Shown below is a study of the ranking of the boy name Matthias and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Matthias (#555 the previous year) are Matthew (#15 the previous year), Matias (#458), Mathias (#561), Mattias (#1568), Mattie and Mathieu. Other variants, like Matthaus, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Matthias reached its highest 4 decades ago (median #1480) and has become significantly lower since (#1022, down 70%), with the version Matthew becoming somewhat outmoded. Matias, Matthias and Mathias are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation.
Recommended names are Agathias, Attlas, Darias, Macarios, Macarius, Machin, Madteos, Mahican (see Mohegan), Mahir, Maither, Makarios, Malakia, Malaquias, Malchior, Manassas, Marcas, Marius, Markham, Markiss, Marquis▼, Marshal, Marti, Martie, Martijn, Martin▼, Martino, Martinos, Martinus, Mata, Mataniah, Matanya, Mateus, Mathe, Mather, Matheu, Mathew▼, Matico, Matt▼, Mattania, Mattaniah, Matteo▲, Matther, Matty, Maurids, Maurits, Mitchill, Tamhas, Zacarias and Zakarias. These names tend to be more commonly used than Matthias.See names in meaning and etymology.