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Gender Masculine
Scripts Ματθίας(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. ma-TEE-as(German)
MA-TYAS(French)
mə-THIE-əs(English)
MAT-tee-as(Latin)

Meaning & History

From Greek Ματθίας (Matthias), a variant of Ματθαῖος (see MATTHEW). This form 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 (spelled Mátyás in Hungarian), including Matthias I who made important reforms to the kingdom in the 15th century.