Matthias Name Meaning & Origin

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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Related Names:

Mathias, Matthew, Mads, Mathieu

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Meanings and history of the name Matthias

In the Bible, Saint Matthias was chosen as an apostle to replace Judas Iscariot after his betrayal of Jesus (Acts 1:21–26).

Famous real-life people named Matthias

Matthias Grunewald, German Renaissance artist
Matthias Jakob Schleiden (1804 – 1881), German botanist and co-founder of cell theory
Matthias, YouTube personality and winner of season 2 of Internet Icon

Matthias in song, story & screen

In Brian Jacques's children's book series, an adventurous young mouse named Matthias is the main character in the first book, "Redwall."
Matthias Køhler the name given to the personification of Denmark in the anime Hetalia.

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