Matisse Name Meaning & Origin

Matisse

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

This name is pronounced Mat-ee-ss

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. All of the people I have come across called Matiss have been kind souls, and just about good at everything. I know a Matisse that has many sporting achievements, and has generally high academia. Overall, Matisse is a splendid name and brings in positives thoughts from other people.

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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. There is a fun loving and pretty girl I know that we all call Marty, even though she is a girl it is just what suits her the best.

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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