Matthias - Meaning of Matthias
[ 3 syll. mat-(t)hias, ma-tthi-as ] The baby boy name Matthias is pronounced as Mah-THAYahS in English or MaaTIYaaS in German †. Matthias is used mostly in English, German, French, and Greek. Its language of origin is Hebrew. The name was borne in the Old Testament of the Bible by several persons, in various forms such as Mattaniah, Mattathah, Mattathias, and Mattithiah. The name Matthias is used in the Authorized Version of the Bible to distinguish the disciple chosen to replace Judas Iscariot from the evangelist and apostle Matthew, also the author of the first Gospel. The name saw a moderate increase in use among English Puritans in the 17th century.
Matthias is a derivative (English and German) of the English name Matthew.
The Polish name Maciej and the Polish name Matjasz are derivatives of Matthias. Both the origin and meaning of the name Matthias is inherited by all variant forms. Other forms of the name include the English, German, Scandinavian, and French spelling variant Mathias, the English, Finnish, German, Portuguese, and Spanish spelling variant Matias, and the English, German, and Scandinavian spelling variant Mattias. See also the related forms, the German Jahwe and the English Macy.
Matthias is an uncommon baby boy name. At the modest height of its usage in 2011, 0.014% of baby boys were named Matthias. It was #774 in rank then. The baby name has steeply dropped in popularity since then, and is currently used on an infrequent scale. In 2012, within the family of boy names directly related to Matthias, Matthew was the most widely used.
Baby names that sound like Matthias include Mathias, Mattias, Madhuka, Madteos, Madtheos, Maedoc, Matatías, Mateos, Mateusz, Matico, Matija, Matjasz, Matoska, Matoskah, Matthaios, Mitsue, Mitsuho, Mitsuo, Mitsuyo, and Mohandas.
† Pronunciation for Matthias: M as in "me (M.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"