Family name origins & meanings
- French : from a variant or pet form of Matthias (see Matthew).
- English : patronymic from a pet form of Matthew.
- Greek : see Mates.
- Hungarian (Mátis) : from Mátis, or Matis, pet forms of the personal name Máté, Hungarian form of Matthew.
- Czech and Slovak : variant of Matas.
- Variant of Lithuanian Matỹs, from the personal name Matas.
- Jewish (Ashkenazic) : variant of Mates.