Mads – University of Copenhagen

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Names in Denmark > Personal names > The most popular names for boys > Mads


How many boys were given this name in 2009?



Mads is a Danish form of Mathias and Mathæus.


The name Mads became popular in the 1980s and its popularity culminated in 1997 when as many as 1167 boys were given this name. Since then its popularity has been decreasing.

Well-known bearers of the name

The Danish actor Mads Mikkelsen was born in 1965. Among others with the name Mads may be mentioned the singer Mads Langer, who was born in 1984.