What does Bastian mean?
Bastian /bas-t-ian/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Bastian is "from Sebastia". Short form of Sebastian.
Bastian has 1 variant: Bastien.more]
How popular is Bastian?
Bastian is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#4986 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Bastian and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Bastian (not ranked) are Sebastian (#34 in 2014) and Sabastian. Variants like Sebestyen are seldom used. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex in the year 2001 (usage of 0.5515%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.483%, down 12.4%). Sebastian (#34) is the most contemporarily stylish birth name among these, and there is a rekindling in baby name usage for this name. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)