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Gender: Male Pronunciation: Mah-THY-us or Muh-TEE-us Meaning of Matthias: "gift of God" Origin of Matthias: Aramaic variation of Matthew Matthias's Popularity in 2017: #462

The name Matthias is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "gift of God". Matthias is ranked #462 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Greek Baby Names for Modern Kids and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

With Matthew sounding somewhat exhausted, and ancient endings sounding new again, this New Testament apostolic name makes an appealing and recommended choice. Both Mathias and Matias are well used in the Hispanic community, and throughout Europe. Will Ferrell and his Swedish wife chose Matias for their second son.

In the Bible, Matthias is the apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. The Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches honor Matthias as a saint.

The Mathias spelling is used by George Eliot for the father of the protagonist of her novel Adam Bede.

Matthias is popular abroad, and especially in Austria, France, The Netherlands, Iceland and Belgium, where it is normally pronounced Muh-TEE-us, though Americans are more likely to say Mah-THY-us.

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Famous People Named Matthias

Saint Matthias, Biblical apostle chosen to replace Judas
Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary and Croatia
Matthias Jakob Schleiden, German botanist; founder of cell theory
Matthias Loy (1828-1915), hymnist
Matthias Schoenaerts, Belgian actor
Matthias Sammer, German footballer and coach
Matthias Steiner, German-American weightlifter
Matthias Jabs, German guitarist of band Scorpions
Matthias Grünewald, German painter
Matthias Kobbing, German footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Matthias

Matthias Tunstall, dog in the Provost's Dog series by Tamora Pierce
Matthias, mouse main character in "Redwall" by Brian Jacques
Matthias Helvar, character in Leigh Bardugo's "Six of Crows"
Matthias Fredrick, from Team Edge (YouTube)
Matthias Schoenaerts, Belgian Flemish actor, film producer, and graffiti artist

Mathias, Mathis, Matthieus, Mattias

Matthias's International Variations

Matíos, Mathías, Mattáes, Matías, Mattías, Mathías, Mathios, Matías, Matíos, Mattáes, Mattías (Spanish) Maitias (Gaelic) Matteus (Portuguese) Mathais, Mathi, Matthaeus, Matthaus, Matthis, Matz (German) Mattathias, Matthaios (Greek)