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 a rather popular baby boy name. The name has been increasing in popularity since the 2000s; prior to that, it was of infrequent use only. At the modest height of its usage in 2012, 0.017% of baby boys were named Matthias. It was #680 in rank then. In 2012, within the family of boy names directly related to Matthias, Matthew was the most widely used. It was 40 times more commonly used than Matthias in that year.
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)"