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Boy Name: Sebastian

Name: Sebastian
Pronunciation: \s(e)-bas-tian, seb(a)-stian\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: revered
Origin: Greek
Variant forms: Bastian, Bastien, Sabastian, Seb, Sebastiano, Sebastien, Sebestyen, Sebo
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 677
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 4765

Description

Sebastian \s(e)-bas-tian, seb(a)-stian\ as a boy's name is pronounced se-BASS-tian. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Sebastian is "revered". The original form of this name referred to those from a particular city or region of Asia minor, whose Greek name was from the Latin imperial title "Augustus". Saint Sebastian, who probably was a native of that place, was a third-century martyred centurion who became patron saint of soldiers. Shakespeare gave the name to the twin brother of Viola in "Twelfth Night". British use since the 1940s may have been influenced by a character in Evelyn Waugh's popular "Brideshead Revisited". Sebastien is popular in France. Track celebrity Sebastian Coe.

Sebastian has 8 variant forms: Bastian, Bastien, Sabastian, Seb, Sebastiano, Sebastien, Sebestyen and Sebo.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Sebastian.

Popularity

Sebastian is a somewhat popular first name for men (#677 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#4765 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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