Mats

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Male Male Name

Usage

Old Norse Old Norse
Old Swedish Old Swedish
Sweden Swedish
Norway Norwegian
Finland Finnish
Denmark Danish
Faroe Islands Faroese

Origin and Meaning

1) Short form of Matthias and Matthæus [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]

2) Variant spelling of Matz [6] [7]

Related Names

Mads
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
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Danish Finish Greenlandic Norwegian Old Danish Swedish
Madz
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Old Swedish
Mass
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Danish Faroese Norwegian Swedish
Masse
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Swedish
Maths
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Norwegian Swedish
Mats
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Danish Faroese Finish Norwegian Old Norse Old Swedish Swedish
Matsa
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Finish
Matsi
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Finish
Matso
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Finish
Matsu
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Finish
Matts
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Danish Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish
Matz
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Frequency of X occurance as female name todayFrequency of occurance as male name today
Norwegian Old Swedish Swedish

See also Mâse
For female forms see Madsea, Madsi, Madsine

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
GIN see Madsgine

Name Days

Faroe Islands Faroe Islands

24 February

Norway Norway

24 February

Finland (Swedish Language)Finland (Swedish Language) Finland (Swedish Language)

24 February

Sweden Sweden

24 February

Grammar

Faroe Islands - Faroese
Nominative: Mats
Accusative: Mats
Dative: Matsi
Genitive: Mats

Patronyms

Sweden: Matson, Matsson
Norway: Matsen, Matson, Matsson [2] [8]

Further Information

Earliest Documented Usage

Norway: Middle Ages (only documents of patronyms found, yet) [2]
Sweden: 16th century [1]

Strongest Period of Usage

Sweden: 1950-1969 [5]

Predominant Regional Usage

Norway: Sogn og Fjordane (Sunnfjord) [2]

Statistics

Name Count per Country

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Country
Commonness
Commonness
Female ♀ Male ♂
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
as
main
name#
also
middle
name&
Sweden Sweden[9]
3 9 42364 64923
Norway Norway[10]
0 n.a. 6848 n.a.
Denmark Denmark[11]
0 n.a. 182 n.a.
Finland Finland[12]
0 0 n.a. 2564
  #: count of main first name only
  &: count of both main and additional first names
Name counts are approximate as statistics normally is not published
for names given to less than 3 or 5 persons per country.

 

Recent Statistics Trend

Name statistics for Mats(m) Sources: [9][11][10][12]

Norwegian Historic Statistics Trend

Norwegian historic statistics for Mats(m)

Sources: [9] [11] [10] [12]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Roland Otterbjörk: Svenska förnamn (1979)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  3. Michael Lerche Nielsen: Hvad skal barnet hedde? (2003)
  4. Árni Dahl: Navnabókin (2005)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Eva Brylla: Förnamn i Sverige (2004)
  6. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  7. Marianne Blomqvist: Vad heter finlandssvenskarna? (2006)
  8. Olav Veka: Norsk etternamnleksikon (2001)
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Statistiska Centralbyrån, National statistics office of Sweden, http://www.scb.se/
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Statistisk Sentralbyrå, National statistics office of Norway, http://www.ssb.no
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Danmarks Statistik, National statistics office of Denmark, http://www.dst.dk
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Väestörekisterikeskus, National Population Register Centre of Finland, http://www.vrk.fi