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 2019: #407

Matthias Origin and Meaning

The name Matthias is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "gift of God".

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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Rank in US: #407

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Famous People Named Matthias

Pop Culture References for the name Matthias

Mathias, Matthieus, Mathis, Mattias

Matthias's International Variations

Matíos, Mathías, Mattáes, Matías, Mattías, Mathías, Mathios, Matías, Matíos, Mattáes, Mattías (Spanish) Maitias (Gaelic) Matteus (Portuguese) Mathais, Mathi, Matthaeus, (German)


fearlessfirefly Says:


I love this name. I have Fletcher Matthias on my list.

laurenruthie Says:


There are definitely a variety of ways to pronounce this name. It is my last name and is pronounced Mu-thigh-us.

laurenruthie Says:


It can be. I commented about that .. It's my last name and that is how it's pronounced.

laurenruthie Says:


I would agree, as it is my last name and this is how it's been pronounced in the family for generations. :)

stella2007 Says:


This is a very popular name in Norway, Sweden and Denmark. I can see why, it is classic, strong and has a long history. Nice name for any boy.

stella2007 Says:


I think Matthias and Thomas sound perfect together for two brothers. They don't really rhyme too much and the names are spelt very differently but still work well together. I definitely think you should name your boys those names if you love the names.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I prefer Matthew.

tmurray Says:


What do you guys think of Mathias (Muh-TEE-us) as a brother for Thomas? Does it rhyme too much and sound too cute and match-y?

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LV51sfan91 Says:


Muh-thy-is is how I say this one. Love it!

mtthscst Says:


I will change my name for Matthias, one day I hope.

littletigercloud Says:


This is funny because I always thought it was pronounced Ma-thie-us with a long i

headintheclouds Says:


I love this diminutive of Matthew. To me, it sounds grounded, noble and sophisticated. It's a very international name that can work across different countries and culture, and I get the same vibe from Matthias as I do Raphael; I think they'd be great brother names.

EvaThyssen Says:


Thyssen: Matthias son. Just FYI ^_^

madmaddie Says:


So refreshing.