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What does Matthias mean?

Matthias [mat-thi-as] 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.

Associated with: greek, gift, biblical.


Matthias has 8 variants: Mads, Mathias, Matias, Mats, Matti, Mattias, Thijs and Tijs.

Matthias has 12 more relations via Matthew: Madtheos, Mathian, Mathieu, Mattaeus, Mattaus, Matthaus, Mattheus, Matthieu, Matthiew, Mattie, Mattieu and Matyas.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Marthias, Matas, ..

(female) Matthile, Matthiman, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name statistics of Matthias for boys. Matthias reached its highest rank of #580 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of the boy name Matthias and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Matthias (#580 the previous year) are Matthew (#16 the previous year), Matias (#503), Mathias (#582), Mattias (#1744), Mattie and Mathieu. Other variants, like Matthaus, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Matthias reached its highest 3 decades ago (median #1480) and has become significantly lower since (#1060, down 70%), with the version Matthew becoming somewhat outmoded. Matias, Mathias and Matthias are three of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this compilation.

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

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

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

Similar Names


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.