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Gender: Male Meaning of Thijs: "gift of God" Origin of Thijs: Dutch short form of Matthijs

The name Thijs is a boy's name of Dutch origin meaning "gift of God". Thijs and is often added to lists like Boy Names Uncommon in the US and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

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Pronounced to rhyme with nice, Thijs is a popular Dutch name short for that country's form of Matthew. Matt Lauer's half-Dutch son is called Thijs.

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Famous People Named Thijs

Thijs van Leer, Dutch musician of progressive rock band Focus
Thijs Joris Al, Dutch cyclist
Thijs Berman, Dutch MEP
Thijs Libregts, Dutch footballer and coach
Thijs Maarten van Valkengoed, Dutch Olympic swimmer
Thijs Lauer (b. 2006), son of American television journalist Matt Lauer

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