What does Sebastian mean?
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 1 feminine form: Sebastiane.Kreatif forms: Scibastian, Sebastianne, Stebastian. [more]
How popular is Sebastian?
Sebastian is a somewhat popular first name for males (#677 out of 1220, Top 55%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#3055 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Charted below is the birth name statistics of Sebastian for boys. Sebastian reached its top rank of #34 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Sebastian and corresponding names. Sabastian is the only other popular related form of Sebastian (#34 in recent rankings). Adoption of these forms of Sebastian was at its most widespread in the year 2001 (adoption of 0.55%) and is almost as conventional today (adoption 0.48%, down 12.4%). Sebastian has generally been popular among parents.
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Suggested similar baby names are Caspian, Cassian, Christian▲, Chrystian, Cristian▲, Destan, Eastman, Genshian, Gentian, Jenshian, Jentian, Kristian▲, Krystian, Salvian, Seaman, Seasar, Seaton, Sebarino, Selestine, Selestino, Serafin, Shasta, Stian and Tristian▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sebastian.