Spelling variation of Mattias, Greek
"gift of God"

Mathias Origin and Meaning

The name Mathias is a boy's name meaning "gift of God".

Matthias is the ancient Biblical form of Matthew, widely used along with brother Mathias in the US for the past 20 years.

This New Testament name -- he was chosen to replace Judas Iscariot as an Apostle -- is found in several European languages and cultures. In every language from Scandinavia to France to Spain, the name is pronounced ma-TEE-us, but in the US it might be pronounced with a long I in the middle -- ma-TYE-us.

# 371 in the US

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Mathias Popularity

Famous People Named Mathias

  • Mathias Kagimu KiwanukaAmerican NFL football player
  • Mathias Fassou PogbaGuinean footballer
  • Mathias JattahNjie Jørgensen, Danish footballer
  • Mathias RanégieSwedish footballer
  • Mathias LerchCzech mathematician
  • Mathias LauridsenDanish model
  • Mathias GnädingerSwiss actor
  • Mathias SvenssonSwedish footballer
  • Mathias "Vreth" LillmånsFinnish singer of band Finntroll
  • Mathias FärmSwedish guitarist of band Millencolin
  • Mathias EickNorwegian jazz trumpeter

Mathias in Pop Culture

  • Mathias Thiassupporting character in the book Zodiac by Romina Russell
  • MathiasChief of the Tribal Police in the TV series Longmire
  • Mathias Griggsupporting character in TV series Hetty Feather