Sebastian Gender Male Origin Word/Name Latin and Greek Meaning "Heroic, Martyr,Exalted,Majestic" Sebastian is a masculine given name. It comes from the Latin name Sebastianus meaning 'from Sebaste'. Sebaste is the name of a town in Asia Minor (present-day [1 ] Anatolia), derived from the Greek word σεβαστός ( sebastos), "venerable", which comes from σέβας ( [2 ] sebas), "awe, reverence, dread", in turn from the verb σέβομαι ( [3 ] sebomai), "feel awe, scruple, be ashamed". [4 ] Sebastos was the Greek translation of the title , which was used for Roman emperors. Sebastian became a widely used name because it was the name of Augustus Saint Sebastian, a third-century Christian martyr.
The name has been increasing in popularity in different countries. In the
United States, it was the 98th most popular name for boys born in 2008. It was the 86th most popular name for boys born in England and Wales in 2007, the 38th most popular name for boys born in Sweden in 2007, the 13th most popular name for boys born in Norway in 2007, the fifth most popular name for boys born in Chile in 2006, It was the 59th most popular name for boys born in New South Wales, Australia in 2007. [5 ] Masculine variants [edit ] Baschi ( Swiss) Basse ( Swedish) Basti ( English), ( German) Bastiaan ( Dutch), ( Low Saxon) Bastian ( English), ( German) Bastiano ( Italian) Bastião ( Portuguese) Sébastien, Bastien ( French) Bastjan ( Maltese) Boštjan ( Slovene) Sebas ( Dutch) Sebasuchan (セバスチャン) ( Japanese) Sebastià ( Catalan) Sebastiaan ( Dutch) Sebastian ( German) Sebastian ( Polish) Sebastián ( Spanish) Sebas ( Spanish) Σεβαστός (Sevastos/Sebastos), Σεβαστιανός (Sevastianos/Sebastianos), Σεβαστίνος (Sevastinos/Sebastinos) ( Greek) Sebastián ( Slovak) Sebastiano ( Italian) Sebastião ( Portuguese) Sebaščan ( Prekmurian) Sebastijan ( Croatian), ( Slovene) Sebastiyan ( Turkish) Sebastjan ( Slovene) Sebestyén, Sebes ( moniker), Sebő ( moniker), Szebasztián ( Hungarian) Sab ( Italian) Seb ( English) Seba ( Polish) Seby ( English) Sebby ( English) Sebbie ( English) Sebbybastian ( English) Sevastian (Севастьян) ( Russian) Sevastyan (Севастьян) ( Russian) Sevastjan (Севастьян) ( Russian) Sebastijan (Себастијан) ( Serbian) Sebi ( English) Steb ( English) Sabs ( English) Saje ( English) Sebbe ( Swedish) Sebba ( Swedish) செவத்தியான், செபஸ்டீன், செபசுதீன் ( Sevaththiyan, Sebastin, Sebasudin, Tamil) ദേവസി, സെബസ്ത്യാനോസ് ("Devassy","Sebastianos", Devassy is sometimes translated to English as Davis which is a common English Surname of a different meaning, Malayalam) Feminine variants [edit ] People [edit ] Sebastian is the given name of: Infante Sebastian of Portugal and Spain (1811–1875), Infante of Portugal (1811) and Infante of Spain (1824) Sebastian Stan, Romanian-American actor Sebastian Ingrosso, Part of musical group Swedish House Mafia Sebastian Cabot, British actor Sebastian of Portugal, The sixteenth king of Portugal and the Algarves Sebastian (1968 film) Sebastian Akchoté, Electro musician on French label Ed Banger, also known as SebastiAn Sebastian (musician), Danish musician Sebastian (rapper), brother of Timbaland Sebastian Bach, Canadian heavy metal singer, former member of Skid Row Sebastian Cabot (c. 1484 – 1557, or soon after), originally Sebastiano Caboto, Italian explorer Sebastian Coe, British track and field athlete and Conservative Member of Parliament Sebastian Faulks, British author Sebastian Fülle, German basketballer Sebastian Horsley, English artist Juan Sebastián Verón, Argentine footballer Sebastian Janikowski, Polish player in the National Football League (NFL) Sebastian Karlsson (singer) (born 1985), Swedish singer Sebastián Kindelán y Oregón (1763–1836), Spanish colonel of the Spanish Army and governor of East Florida, the Dominican Republic and Cuba Sébastien Loeb, Rally car driver, 9 times world champion Sebastián Prieto (born 1975), Argentinian professional tennis player Sebastian Świderski (born 1977), Polish volleyball player Sebastian Seeman, an Indian Tamil film director and actor Sebastian Stan (born 1983), actor Sebastian Vettel, Formula One driver Sebastian Wiese (born 1972), German freestyle swimmer Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer and organist Saint Sebastian, a Christian saint martyred in the 3rd century Sebastian Colloredo,Italian skijumper Sebastian Melmoth, Oscar Wilde's pseudonym during his exile in France Sebastian Telfair, Professional basketball player Sebastian is the surname of: Fictional characters [edit ] Horatio Thelonious Ignacious Crustaceous Sebastian, a fictional crab featured in the 1989 film and related works* The Little Mermaid Lord Sebastian Flyte, character Brideshead Revisited Sebastian Michaelis, Black Butler character Sebastian Vael, Prince of Starkhaven in Dragon Age II Colonel Sebastian Moran, Sherlock Holmes character Bastian Balthazar Bux, fictional lead in The Neverending Story series Sebastian Monroe, fictional President in Revolution Sebastian Smythe, Glee (Warbler character) Sebastian 'Bash' de Poitiers, a fictional character in Reign Sebastian De Rosa a Fictional character in Alien vs. Predator Sebastian Verlac, from The Mortal Instruments series References [edit ] ^ Sebaste, Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, on Perseus ^ σεβαστός, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus ^ σέβας, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus ^ σέβομαι, Henry George Liddell, Robert Scott, A Greek-English Lexicon, on Perseus ^ Behind the Name