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Sebastian Meaning


What does Sebastian mean?

The name Sebastian is of Latin origin.

The meaning of Sebastian is "from sebastia".

Sebastian is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 9 letters and 4 syllables and is pronounced Se-bas-ti-an.

The Given Name Sebastian

A simplified and more popular variant of Sebastianus, meaning "from Sebaste", a town in Asia Minor. Its early medieval use was due to the popularity of a Saint by the same name.

Sebastian is a variant of Sebastianus. See Sebastianus for further details.

Sebastian appeals to parents who seek a name with genuine depth.

Valiant yet fearless, the name is a great blend of character and flair.

Sebastian remains a favorite due to its memorable and attractive nature.

Sebastian falls into the place name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Sebastian Aparicio, and Sebastian Kimura.

Sebastian Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 18 in baby name popularity for boys with 10,054 occurrences. It ranked 9,643 in baby name popularity for girls with 11 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 23 in baby name popularity for boys with 10,172 occurrences. It ranked 8,682 in baby name popularity for girls with 13 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.

Sebastian Related Names

Sebastian is a variant of Sebastianus.

Variants of the name Sebastian include Sebastion.

The names Sebastiaan, Sebastiana, Sebastiano, Sebastien, Sebastijan, Sebastjan, Sebastyen, Sevastian, Sevastyan are all forms of Sebastian.

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

Famous Sebastians

  • Sebastian ~ Saint, Twelfth Night character
  • Sebastian Aparicio ~ Saint
  • Sebastian Kimura ~ Saint
  • Sebastian Koch ~ Actor
  • Sebastian Montanol ~ Saint
  • Sebastian Newdigate ~ Saint
  • Sebastian Spence ~ Actor
  • Sebastian Valfre ~ Saint
  • Sebastian Valmont ~ The Dangerous Liaisons character
  • Sebastian Vettel ~ Driver

Sebastian Numerology

Want to know how your name choice may effect your child?

Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Sebastian.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Sebastian 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.