Name Sebastian - meaning, origin, popularity 

Sebastian name meaning

Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old Greek
Usage: English, German, French, Scandinavian, Spanish, Faroese, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Tamil
Pronunciation: s(e)-bas-tian
Meaning: Man from Sebaste, Which was a City in Asia, Revered, Majestic, Vehement Protector and Exalted
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What does Sebastian mean?

Famed and Evergreen unisex name Sebastian is used notably in Icelandic, English, Scandinavian, Finnish, Faroese, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Greenlandic, French, Danish, Spanish and Tamil and came from Old Greek, Sebastian means "Man from Sebaste, Which was a City in Asia, Revered, Majestic, Vehement Protector or Exalted". Sebastian is variant form of Sebastianus. Durable and Preeminent Sebastianus mostly is used in Danish and Finnish, meaning of Sebastianus is "From Sebastia, a Town At the Black Sea" has its origin in Greek.

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How do I pronounce Sebastian?

The two syllabled name Sebastian is pronounced, s(e)-bas-tian. The other ways to say the name is seb(a)-stian.

Variants of Sebastian

Sebastianus, Bastiaan, Bastian

Nicknames for Sebastian

There are ton of nicknames to go along with Sebastian. Some of those include:

Names that rhyme with Sebastian

How popular is the name Sebastian?

Sebastian was an extremely popular name in United States. Over 154685 babies have been named Sebastian since 1881. When at the peak of its usage in 2018, it ranked 18th when 10249 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 159 years but still performing better than most of the names. In addition to that, the moniker has been in the top 50 baby names 6 times Also, Sebastian is a popular name in England and Wales given to over 24541 babies in 23 years. When at the peak of its usage in 2018, the moniker grabbed the 28th spot and 1990 baby boys were given the name. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 50 baby names 8 times Also, Sebastian was among the popular names in Denmark. Since emerging in 1993 around 12576 babies have been given the given name. At its zenith in 2006, it ranked 8th when 729 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. However after 27 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. In addition to that, the name has been in the top 10 baby names 2 times Also, Sebastian is a popular name in Sweden given to over 5303 babies in 10 years. When at its peak in 1999, the moniker grabbed the 18th spot and 684 baby boys were given the name. Additionally, the given name has been in the top 50 baby names 9 times

Sebastian was a common name in Spain. Over 715 babies have been named Sebastian since 2002. When at the peak of its usage in 2002,. After 3 years of usage, the name has fallen out of the charts. Also, Sebastian was a common name in Switzerland. Over 1813 babies have been named Sebastian since 1998. When at the peak of its usage in 1999,. However after 21 years, the name is on free fall on the charts. Also, Sebastian was a common name in New South Wales. Over 3797 babies have been named Sebastian since 2000. At its zenith in 2015,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 20 years but it is still going strong. Also, In Queensland, Sebastian was once a common name since emerging in 2000 it has been given to over 2136 babies. When at its peak in 2015,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 20 years but it is still going strong. Also, Sebastian used to be a common name in Victoria, first appeared in 2008 and over 2012 babies have been given the name in 12 years. At the peak of its usage in 2016,. However the graph is now showing a downward trend after 12 years but it is still going strong.

Sebastian is a familiar baby name in Ireland, it has been in use since 1970 and was able to reach the top 100 names. Recently in 2017, 91 babies were given Sebastian and it reached its peak ranking, 80 on boy names chart. There are over 1054 babies that have been given the name Sebastian in Ireland. Also, in France, it has been in use since 1900 and was able to reach the top 600 names. In 1968, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 574 on boy names chart when 62 babies were named Sebastian. There are over 1504 babies that have been given the name Sebastian in France. Also, in Netherlands, in just 8 years, it has made it to the top 300 names. Recently in 2017, 74 babies were given Sebastian and it reached its peak ranking, 216 on boy names chart. Over 437 babies in Netherlands have been named Sebastian. Also, in Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and was able to reach the top 200 names. In 2013, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 173 on boy names chart when 71 babies were given the name Sebastian. Over 1001 people have been named Sebastian in Belgium. Also, in Western Australia, in just 1 years, it has made it to the top 100 names. Recently in 2019, 75 babies were given Sebastian and it reached its peak ranking, 36 on boy names chart.

Sebastian is a rare baby name in Western Australia however it is still in use. However things change on global perspective, Sebastian is extremely popular in Poland where every 1 in 300 have the name as well as in Germany. Also the baby name is popular in Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Guatemala, Romania, India, Tanzania, Peru, Colombia, England, Uruguay, Bolivia, Paraguay, Austria, Ecuador, Czech Republic, Philippines and Ghana. According to our evaluation, at least 950000 people have been bestowed Sebastian around the globe.

YearBoysGirls
RankBirthsRankBirths
20181810054908511
20172210136823813
20162310249754115
2015359601620920
2014349296109139
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Sebastian in Nordic countries

CountriesMenWomen
First NameSecondary NameFirst NameSecondary Name
Netherlands1779215706
Finland157166463185

What numbers say about Sebastian?

Be fair and give everyone a chance to prove what they can do. You are the original fellow everyone admires. You are often experiencing identity crisis because of your high IQ. Your impulsiveness and short temper are your worst character traits you need to work on. You often act without thinking. You are always open to new adventures. The letter S is your cornerstone reveals you have a strong spirit.

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Famous people named Sebastian

  • Sebastian Münster, German cartographer, cosmographer
  • Sebastian Brant, German humanist and satirist
  • Sebastian Franck, 16th-century German freethinker, humanist
  • Sebastian Krüger, German artist
  • Sebastian Lotzer, was born in Horb am Neckar
  • Sebastian Poulter, distinguished legal scholar
  • Sebastian Snow, eccentric English adventurer
  • Sebastian Kneipp, Bavarian priest and one of the forefathers of the naturopathic medicine movement
  • Sebastian Asch, race car driver, son of Roland Asch
  • Sebastian Dehmer, male athlete from Germany
  • Sebastian Kappen, Indian Jesuit priest and liberation theologian
  • Sebastian Leone, borough president of Brooklyn from 1970 to 1976 and a justice of New York Supreme Court
  • Sebastian Leitner, German commentator and science popularizer
  • Sebastian Stahl, German racing driver
  • Sebastian Elmaloglou, Australian stage
  • Sebastian Gryphius, German bookseller-printer and humanist
  • Sebastian Sailer, German Premonstratensian Baroque preacher and writer
  • Sebastian Stoskopff, Alsatian painter
  • Sebastian Stock, German curler living in Burgdorf, Switzerland
  • Sebastian de Grazia, American author
  • Sebastian Steinberg, American bass player
  • Sebastian Fuchsberger, Austrian musician
  • Sebastian Doniach, British-American physicist and professor at Stanford University
  • Sebastian Haseney, former German nordic combined skier
  • Sebastian Hofmeister, Swiss monk and religious Reformer
  • Sebastian Wikström, Swedish swimmer from Borlänge
  • Sebastian Iwanicki, Polish footballer playing currently for ŁKS Łódź
  • Sebastian Virdung, German composer and theorist on musical instruments
  • Sebastian Anton Scherer, German composer and organist of the Baroque era
  • Sebastian Gatzka, German sprinter who specializes in the 400 metres
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  • Sebastian Bodinus, German composer about whom very little is known
  • Sebastian Knüpfer, German composer, conductor and educator
  • Sebastian Currier, American composer of music for chamber groups and orchestras
  • Sebastian Balfour, English historian and Professor Emeritus of Contemporary Spanish Studies at the London School of Economics
  • Sebastian Aguilera de Heredia, Spanish monk, musician and composer
  • Sebastian Barker, British poet notable for a visionary manner that has been compared to William Blake
  • Sebastian Haag, German extreme ski mountaineer and extreme skier
  • Sebastian Ernst, German sprinter who specializes in the 200 metres
  • Sebastian Mayer, bass singer and stage director of the Classical era
  • Sebastian Schmidt, German luger who competed from 1998 to 2007
  • Sebastian Huber, German bobsledder
  • Sebastian von Hoerner, German astrophysicist and radio astronomer
  • Sebastian Tamm, Swedish rower
  • Sebastian Harnisch, is Professor of International Relations and Foreign Policy at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Heidelberg
  • Sebastian Earl, British rower
  • Sebastian Castellio, French preacher and theologian; and one of the first Reformed Christian proponents of religious toleration
  • Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, British electrical engineer and inventor
  • Sebastian Thrun, innovator, entrepreneur educator
  • Sebastian Shaumyan, Armenian American theoretician of linguistics and an outspoken adherent of structuralist analysis
  • Sebastian of Portugal, was King of Portugal and the Algarves
  • Sebastian Cabot, English film and television actor, best remembered as the gentleman's gentleman, Giles French
  • Sebastian Shaw, English actor, director, novelist
  • Sebastian Coe, British politician and former track and field athlete

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