Matisse: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Matisse

Matisse

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Matisse is the French name derived from ‘Matthew’ or ‘Matias’, which both mean “Gift of God”. The name is unisex and usually comes off as being elegant and refined.

Personal experiences with the name Matisse: | Edit

My daughter is named Matisse, after the artist and we get nothing but compliments! She is a wonderfully free-spirited girl and I can't help but wonder if this is partially inspired by the name! :) Her brother's name is Dashiell, whom my husband is related to, so hopefully we will have a writer and an artist! We do get mixed reactions to Dash's name, although everyone seems to think that "Dashiell" suits his intellectual side and "Dash" suits him as a nickname as he is usually 'dashing' about.

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My best friend is named Matisse and we usually call her ‘Tisse’, the last syllable of her French name. Some people call her Mattie or Missy, but mostly ‘Tisse’ because it’s a shorter alternative.

Meanings and history of the name Matisse: | Edit

Henri Matisse, the French artist. ‘Matisse’ could be a French name derived from the English name ‘Matthew’, which means ‘Gift of God’.

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Henri Matisse was a French artist, known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship

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