Scandinavian diminutive of Matthias, Aramaic
"gift of God"

Mats Origin and Meaning

The name Mats is a boy's name of Norwegian origin meaning "gift of God".

If you're looking for a Euro-chic alternative to Max, Mats is a strong possibility. It's a fading classic in Norway, but is popular in the Netherlands and Belgium, where short names are the height of style.

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Famous People Named Mats

  • Mats HummelsGerman soccer player
  • Mats SundinSwedish hockey player
  • Mats WilanderFormer swedish tennis star
  • Mats ZuccarelloNorwegian Hockey player. Currently with New York Rangers.

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