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Meaning of Sebastian

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The name Sebastian has the following meaning:

Respected man. Also means majestic.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Sebastian is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 83 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Sebastian rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 4 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 70 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Sebastian in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Sebastian is pronounced as suh-bess-tee-uhn


Sebastian originates from the Latin language.

See other suggested Latin boy baby names.

Related names

The following names are baby names related to Sebastian and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Sebastian: Boys - Columbo, Columbus, Maximilian, Maximus, Girls - Monnie, Nydia, Prudence, Both genders - Francis, Joyce, Trinity


Popular Variants for the name Sebastian: Bas, Basti, Bastiaio (Portuguese), Bastian (Nickname), Bastiano (Italian), Bastien (French), Sabastian, Seb (Nickname), Sebasten, Sebastiano (Italian), Sebastiao (Hungarian), Sebastien (French), Sebestyen (Hungarian), Sebo (Spanish), Sevastian (Spanish), Steb


Common nicknames for the name Sebastian are: Seb, Bastian


We think the name Sebastian should fall under the following style category: Catholic.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Sebastian to be: Polite, trustworthy and intelligent chap

In one word, you might describe Sebastian as a(n) "trustworthy" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Sebastian (or its variants) are:

Jean-Sébastien Giguère , born on 16 May, a famous athelete. Jean-Sébastien Giguère 's background: A French Canadian professional hockey goaltender currently playing for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League.

Johann Sebastian Bach , born on 21 March , a famous musician. Johann Sebastian Bach 's background: A prolific German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra, and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity.

Sebastian Newbold Coe, born on 29 September, a famous athelete. Sebastian Newbold Coe's background: A British former top-level athlete and former Conservative Party politician. In his athletics career as a middle distance runner, Coe won the 1500 m gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984, and set eight outdoor and three indoor world records.
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Sean (61)
Seth (77)
Sebastian (83)
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Sergio (192)
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Saul (287)
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