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Boy Name: Matthias

Name: Matthias
Pronunciation: \m(a)-tthias\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: gift of God
Origin: Welsh
Sounds Like: Mattheus, Matthaus
Variant forms: Mads, Mathias, Matias, Mats, Matti, Mattias, Thijs, Tijs
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 10597

Description

Matthias \m(a)-tthias\ as a boy's 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. Mathias is a Scandinavian and Welsh form; Matias is Spanish. German painter Matthias Grunewald.

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

Baby names that sound like Matthias are Mattheus and Matthaus.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Matthias.

Popularity

Matthias is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#10597 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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