Mattis is a North German and Scandinavian form of Matthias. Matthias derived from the Greek name Matthaĩos (Μαθθαῖος), which derived from the Hebrew name Mattityahu (מַתִּתְיָהוּ). In Sweden, Mattis is a girl’s name as well, but more often given to boys. It is considered a short form of Matilda.
The boy’s name Mattis means “gift of Yahweh” or “gift of God” (from Hebrew “mattath/מַתָּת” = gift + “yah/יָה” = referring to the Hebrew God). The girl’s name Mattis means “strength in battle” (from Matilda).
The name Mattis is ranked #98 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.
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