Matthias: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Matthias

Matthias

Pronunciation: mah-THIY-is, mah-TEE-ahs (key)

Matthew is a globally fashionable classic. Whether it's Matteo in Italy, Mads in Denmark or Mathieu in Quebec, the name is uniformly hot. The form Matthias is heard in Germany and in English bibles. It could also work well for American babies, as kin to scholarly/archaic choices like Darius and Isaias.

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Comments and insights on the name Matthias: | Edit

Some say it's the germanic form of the greek Mathaios/Mathias. Either way it's a rare and very beautiful name!

Personal experiences with the name Matthias: | Edit

I know an Asian woman who named her son Matthias. She says people often ask her why she chose such a "European" name for her son, and why didn't she just choose Matthew instead.

I met a german guy with that name,one of the most attractive names i've eever heard if you ask me.Deffinetely a choice if i have a son..

Nicknames for Matthias: | Edit

Matt
Mati
Mattie
Matty
Thias

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Famous real-life people named Matthias: | Edit

Matthias Grunewald, German Renaissance artist

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In Brian Jacques's children's book series, an adventurous young mouse named Matthias is the main character in the first book, "Redwall."

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