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What does Matthias mean?

Matthias Pronunciation of 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, gift, biblical


VARIANTS Mads, Mathias, Matias, Mats, Matti, Mattias, Thijs, Tijs

RELATIONS VIA MATTHEW Madtheos, Mathian, Mathieu, Mattaeus, Mattaus, Matthaus, Mattheus, Matthieu, Matthiew, Mattie, Mattieu, Matyas



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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)

Matthias reached its highest rank of #407 in the U.S. in the year 2018. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Matthias (#407 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) are Matthew (#20), Matias (#201), Mathias (#398), Mattias (#1391), Mathieu and Mattie. 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 (#916, 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 sound-alike 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.

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