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Sebastian Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Sebastian is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Sebastian is "from sebastia".  

It is also of English and Spanish origin, where its meaning is "from Sebastia".


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 34 in baby name popularity for boys with 9237 occurrences.  It ranked 11699 in popular baby names for girls with 9 occurrences. 

View the Sebastian Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Sebastian has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Sebastian to other names.


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Related Names

Sebastian is a form of the name Sebastianus.

Sebastian has the diminutives (nicknames) Bas, Bastian, Baz, Sepi.

Other Tidbits

Sebastian falls into the place name category.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Sebastian in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Sebastian.

Just for fun, see the name Sebastian in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Sebastian in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.