GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Ματθιας (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: ma-TEE-as (German), MA-TYAS (French), mə-THIE-əs (English), MAT-tee-as (Classical Latin)  [details]

Meaning & History

Variant of Matthaios (see MATTHEW) which appears in the New Testament as the name of the apostle chosen to replace the traitor Judas Iscariot. This was also the name of kings of Hungary, including Matthias I who made important reforms to the kingdom in the 15th century.
VARIANTS: Mathias, Mathis, Mattias (German), Mathias, Mattias (Swedish), Mathias (Norwegian), Mathias (Danish), Mathias, Mathis, Mathys (French), Matthijs (Dutch), Mattheus (Biblical Latin), Matthaios (Biblical Greek)
DIMINUTIVES: Mats (Swedish), Mats (Norwegian), Mads (Danish), Thijs, Ties (Dutch)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Matia (Basque), Mattanyahu, Mattithyahu, Mattityahu (Biblical Hebrew), Matey (Bulgarian), Mateu (Catalan), Matej, Mateo, Matija, Mate, Matko, Mato (Croatian), Matěj, Matouš, Matyáš (Czech), Matthew, Mat, Mathew, Matt, Mattie, Matty (English), Matias, Matti (Finnish), Mate (Georgian), Matthaios (Greek), Makaio (Hawaiian), Mattityahu (Hebrew), Máté, Mátyás (Hungarian), Maitiú (Irish), Matteo, Mattia (Italian), Matas, Motiejus (Lithuanian), Matej (Macedonian), Maciej, Mateusz (Polish), Mateus, Matias (Portuguese), Matheus (Portuguese (Brazilian)), Matei (Romanian), Matfey, Matvei, Matvey, Motya (Russian), Mateja, Matija (Serbian), Matej, Matúš (Slovak), Matej, Matevž, Matija, Matjaž, Matic, Tjaž (Slovene), Mateo, Matías (Spanish)


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Entry updated December 8, 2017