Matthias

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Matthias

"Matthias" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Gift of God". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From Latin Matthias, from Ancient Greek Ματθαῖος (Matthaîos), from Hebrew מַתִּתְיָהוּ (mattiṯyā́hū).

  1. The Apostle chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. (biblical character)
  2. A male given name, derived from the same source as Matthew.

Matthias was also found in the following language(s): Danish, French, German, Latin, and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Matthias

Matthias Schoenaerts is an actor and producer. He has been prominent since 1992. Matthias was born on December 8th, 1977 in Antwerp, Belgium. Matthias is also known as Zenith.

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Matthias Corvinus was royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 1458 to 1490. Matthias was born as the child of John Hunyadi and Erzsébet Szilágyi on February 23rd, 1443 in Kolozsvár, Kingdom of Hungary. He died on April 6th, 1490.

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Paul van Dyk is a trance music, techno, and electronic music musician, record producer, dj, radio personality on dash radio., and dash radio. He plays Keyboards, mixer, synthesizer, turntables, DJ mix, and Phonograph. He has had major accomplishments since 1990. Paul was given the name Matthias Paul on December 16th, 1971 in Eisenhüttenstadt.

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Matthias Jakob Schleiden was a scientist. Matthias was born on April 5th, 1804 in Hamburg. He passed away on June 23rd, 1881.

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Matthias Ginter is a soccer player for the Borussia Dortmund, SC Freiburg, Borussia Dortmund II, Germany national youth football team, and Germany national under-21 football team. Matthias was born on January 19th, 1994 in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany.

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Matthias Sammer is a soccer player for the FC Bayern Munich, Dynamo Dresden, VfB Stuttgart, Inter Milan, Borussia Dortmund, East Germany national football team, and Germany national football team. Matthias was born on September 5th, 1967 in Dresden, East Germany.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Matthias

Matthias was a saint. He holds the title Apostle. Matthias was born in 1 in Judaea, Roman Empire. He breathed his last breath in 80.

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Matthias Jabs is a hard rock and heavy metal music musician and songwriter. He plays Guitar, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Explorer, and Cort Guitars. His ongoing career started in 1978. Matthias was given the name Matthias on October 25th, 1955 in Hanover.

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Shawn Matthias is a hockey player for the Colorado Avalanche in the National Hockey League. He was most active from 2008 to present. Shawn was born on February 19th, 1988 in Mississauga.

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His military service ended in 1946. Franklin was born on March 13th, 1908 in Glidden, Wisconsin. He left this life on December 3rd, 1993.

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Bernd was born on June 8th, 1918. He passed away on October 27th, 1980.

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Ivan was given the name Mulumba Ivan Matthias on August 16th, 1987 in Masaka.

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How popular is the baby name Matthias in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1882 5 0 5
1883 5 0 5
1885 8 0 8
1890 5 0 5
1895 5 0 5
1899 5 0 5
1910 8 0 8
1912 12 0 12
1913 9 0 9
1914 19 0 19
1915 17 0 17
1916 18 0 18
1917 25 0 25
1918 20 0 20
1919 14 0 14
1920 14 0 14
1921 10 0 10
1922 15 0 15
1923 18 0 18
1924 12 0 12
1925 8 0 8
1926 10 0 10
1927 14 0 14
1928 7 0 7
1929 9 0 9
1930 8 0 8
1931 6 0 6
1933 11 0 11
1934 5 0 5
1935 6 0 6
1937 11 0 11
1938 11 0 11
1939 6 0 6
1940 7 0 7
1941 8 0 8
1942 9 0 9
1943 9 0 9
1944 9 0 9
1945 8 0 8
1946 7 0 7
1948 7 0 7
1949 6 0 6
1950 5 0 5
1951 7 0 7
1952 5 0 5
1953 6 0 6
1954 7 0 7
1955 7 0 7
1956 15 0 15
1957 10 0 10
1958 7 0 7
1959 9 0 9
1960 11 0 11
1961 23 0 23
1962 17 0 17
1963 18 0 18
1964 19 0 19
1965 16 0 16
1966 20 0 20
1967 19 0 19
1968 19 0 19
1969 16 0 16
1970 16 0 16
1971 24 0 24
1972 18 0 18
1973 20 0 20
1974 32 0 32
1975 24 0 24
1976 31 0 31
1977 25 0 25
1978 32 0 32
1979 33 0 33
1980 52 0 52
1981 51 0 51
1982 42 0 42
1983 43 0 43
1984 39 0 39
1985 47 0 47
1986 62 0 62
1987 58 0 58
1988 63 0 63
1989 66 0 66
1990 68 0 68
1991 69 0 69
1992 83 0 83
1993 72 0 72
1994 78 0 78
1995 89 0 89
1996 81 0 81
1997 83 0 83
1998 104 0 104
1999 97 0 97
2000 110 0 110
2001 120 0 120
2002 130 0 130
2003 160 0 160
2004 223 0 223
2005 205 0 205
2006 254 0 254
2007 262 0 262
2008 290 0 290
2009 298 0 298
2010 261 0 261
2011 291 0 291
2012 347 0 347
2013 415 0 415
2014 481 0 481
2015 515 0 515
2016 602 0 602

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Matthias U.S.
  White 75.23% 64.26%
  African American 17.54% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.82% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.95% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.77% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.68% 16.26%

Of Last Name Matthias

People with the last name Matthias are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Matthias

  • How Popular is the name Matthias? Matthias is the 2,998th most popular name of all time. As a last name Matthias was the 12,174th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Matthias have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 7,253 babies born with the first name Matthias in the United States. That's more than enough people named Matthias to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Matthias? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Matthias first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Matthias is Wednesday, February 24th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Matthias born? The highest recorded use of the first name Matthias was in 2016 with a total of 602 babies.
  • Random Matthias Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Matthias is not a popular baby boy's name in Indiana. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Matthias: Your name in reverse order is Saihttam. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tmishata. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Matthias? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,560 people with the last name Matthias.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Matthias? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Matthias as their last name since less than 1 person in 115k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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