Mathias – University of Copenhagen


How many boys were given this name in 2009?

Mathias: 494
Matias: 28
Matthias: 23
Mattias: 21


The name Mathias is a Greek form of the Hebrew name Mattitjah, which means 'God's gift'.


The name became popular in the 1980s and its popularity culminated in the 1990s. In 2001 Mathias was number 1 on the list of popular boys’ names. Now its popularity is declining.

Well-known bearers of the name

Mathias is the name of an apostle in the New Testament (Matthew in English) who is traditionally thought to be the author of the Gospel according to St Matthew.