Sebastian Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \s(e)-bas-tian, seb(a)-stian\
Number in U.S 👶 165,000
Rate in 2021 28
Numerology 🔢 9
Name origin 🌍 Greek

Sebastian Name Meaning

The name Sebastian meanings and origins

The name “ Sebastian “ is a name that has been used all around the English speaking countries. This name can be used as a surname and also a given name

Sebastian means “venerable” or "revered" in Latin, and it came from the Latin word "Sebastianus," 

The name “ Sebastian “ has different meanings in different areas.

Popularity of the name Sebastian

This name is one of the most common names in the world. The name is the 24th most popular baby’s name in Washington based on the data by reliable American resources in the United states of America in the year 2018.

Sebastian is a well-known, name thanks to Saint Sebastian , The name Sebastian has become popular over the past several years, reached at the top 50 in the U.S. name ranking in 2013, according to the Social Security Administration. It’s been mostly on the rise since, reaching as high as No. 18 in both 2018 and 2019, and currently sitting at No. 19, cementing its position as a modern but not-too-trendy choice for parents

For instance, imagine that only 200 newborn babies were named “ Sebastian “ in the year 2018. Also a total of 10 newborn babies bear the same first name as your baby during the year 2018 in the America. From the year 1880 to the year 2000, the highest recorded use of the name “ Sebastian “ was related to the year 2016 with a total of 10 newborn babies.

Since the year 1880 to the year 2018, the given name was recorded 154 thousand times in the SSA public database. The name “ Sebastian “ appeared in the year 1881 for the first time on the popularity charts. Also in the at that time, about 6 babies were named “ Sebastian “. The name became a popular choice in the year 2000 with a rank of 81 nationwide and was registered 5 thousand times as a baby boy’s name in the state of California in the year 2017.

This name ranked 2 with about 2000 newborn baby boys. The all time high record for the name “ Sebastian “ is related to the year 2016 in the state of California with 2000 babies. This name is a consistent top ranking name in the state of Connecticut for about 14 consecutive years. Also for the past 30 years, the name “ Sebastian “ was recorded 145 thousand times as a baby’s name in the SSA public database.

Personality of the name Sebastian

Here we have the letter analysis of the name “ Sebastian “

S is for secret, that you can keep in the best way

E is for endear, all those you touch

B is for beloved, as you are to many

A is for accord, the harmony you spread

S is for self respect, a solid score here

T is for treasure, of your friendship

I is for ignite, the fire is you

A is for absolute, for you know you mind

N is for neatness, your orderly way

If you are considering the name “ Sebastian “ as your baby’s name, you are able to select the reversed form of that name as a possible nickname.


Famous people named Sebastian

Infante Sebastian of Portugal and Spain

Saint Sebastian who was a Christian saint martyred in the third century

Mr Sebastian who was a professional name of body pierce artist Alan Oversby

Sebastian who is a Danish musician


Sebastian Name Origin and History

The name Sebastian was very popular during the 1960s and 1970s. Its meaning is closely related to its etymological origin, since it is a name that comes from Greek and whose translation can mean "the one who honors" or " the honest", depending on the word from which it comes. Thus, the name Sebastian does not have a clear origin, since different theories are currently suspected.
In this MyCuteName article we will talk in depth about the meaning of the name Sebastian, its origin, saints, personality and much more. Sebastian is a boy's name.

What does Sebastian mean?
Sebastian is related to honor, respect and reverence. However, it does not have a single meaning. Since its exact origin is unknown, Sebastian is attributed the meaning of "the one who honors", "the venerable one", "the revered one" or "the honored one".

Origin of the name Sebastian
Sebastian is a masculine name of Greek origin. Although its exact origin is unknown, several origins are suspected, two of them being the most recognized. The first of these is indica, which derives from the Greek word "σεβαστεύω" (sevastevo), which translates as "I respect" and which results from the verb "σεβάζω" (sevazo), which is "to respect", "to honor". Sebastian's second origin indicates that it comes from "σεβαστωσ" (sevastos), which means "respect".

Diminutives and variations of the name Sebastian
Some nicknames and diminutives of Sebastian are: Sebas, Basti, Bastiano, Bastien, Sebi, Bas

The name Sebastian in other languages
French: Sebastien
Italian : Sebastiano
Croatian: Sebastijan
Danish: Sebastian
Dutch: Sebastiaan
Russian: Себастьян
English: Sebastian
Greek: Σεμπάστιαν
Portuguese: Sebastião
Catalan: Sebastià
Hungarian: Sebestyen
Korean: 세바스티안
Chinese: 塞巴斯蒂安
Japanese: セバスチアン
Slovenian: Bostjan

Saint Sebastian's Day
The Santo de Sebastian is celebrated on January 20.

Numerology of the name Sebastian
According to numerology, the number of the name Sebastian is 8.

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3/5/2023 7:06:46 PM

My son is named Sebastian and we call him Bastian. I love it.

2/28/2023 3:55:26 AM

Will is an adventurous young man. He created a new drink tonight. Some people pronounce his name "Will-yum", some people pronounce it "Will-yummy". And, he's heard the gamut from Will to Willmy. He feels like Prince WillI'm has done us a good service.

2/25/2023 6:33:58 AM

I named my son sebastian, i love the name. but when I was pregnant I got such bad feedback from people when I told them what I planned on naming my son, that I just started saying that he will be named after he's born. and you know after he was born and i told people his name they loved it...even'the ones that disliked the idea before. It fits him.

2/12/2023 2:55:46 AM

sebastian is very hotttttt name he hasss very beatifuel name

1/31/2023 4:40:54 AM

It's a great guy's name - strong, masculine, and not so common!

1/29/2023 5:07:16 PM

that's my stage name, and what I refer to as my new name, but my original name was Travis, and It's technically my legal name

1/5/2023 12:59:04 PM

Ever'since I was 17 I wanted to use the name'sebastian if I ever had a boy. At 37 I had my first baby (boy) and I could finally use my favorite name in the whole world. It is such a regal and distinguished name that'suggests its owner is intelligent and successful. And...I have yet to see an ugly Sebastian - what's with that??? I am now 40 and expecting a girl who we are naming Anastasia, which will go well with Sebastian. Yes, I like long romantic sounding names...

12/14/2022 4:02:58 AM

My son's name is Sebastian. We get so many compliments on his name. I am so glad my husband chose this name for my son!!!

11/20/2022 4:19:16 AM

I love this name. I really want to name my chinese water dragon sebastian, but i dont know yet if its a boy or girl

11/8/2022 1:07:36 PM

I love the name'sebastian. I named my first son Sebastian in 2019 he is now 10 back then you barely heard the name.

11/7/2022 12:08:46 PM

My name is also Sebastian. it is more common in Colombia than in the U.S. Overall I think its a unique name, strong and I get a lot of compliments. AS a matter of fact, I think my name is a big part of my success in life beli've it or not.. I hope the name remain the'same and does not become so common like a Michael or John.

10/26/2022 1:33:18 AM

DH & I are naming our first born Sebastian (to be born in 3 months). I love the name because it reminds me of a strong, smart, sexy, sophisticated male that is unique without being weird.

10/6/2022 6:23:10 PM

I have loved the name'sebastian forever and named my first son that. The in-laws didn't seem to like it at first but now he's 6 and his name just suits him so much! At school his friends and teache's call him Seb which is pretty cool too.

10/6/2022 6:05:32 PM

My 13 yo son (born Jan/2018) is named Sebastian. I really liked the name, and so did my (now ex) wife. It's probabaly the ONLY thing her and I ever agreed on during our marriage. Girls seem to like his name and he's always getting attention because of it. he's handsome, just like his daddy. I love you son!! -Dad, SPC

10/2/2022 3:53:02 AM

We are having a boy in April and will be naming him Tate. It is my mother-in-law's maiden name. I think it is unique and not too trendy either.

9/16/2022 2:18:06 AM

sebastian reminds me of a strong sexy latin man. very hot

9/12/2022 8:57:34 AM

I named my child Sebastian. Everyone loves his name and he likes it as well. I liked the name because it is different and sexy for a guy.

9/11/2022 10:37:26 AM

Sebastian is my first born's name and I STILL love it. We named him after the famous BrIt'sh runner, Sebastian Coe and also partly after the character in Cruel Intentions because my wife think Ryan Philippe is hot. Fine by me...It's a great name for a great kid!

7/16/2022 9:47:06 AM

I have loved this name'since Cruel intentions came out but my name, my husband's name, and our two children name's start with J. I just found out I am pregnant. I kinda feel like I have to go with the J thing for this one and would like to use it as a middle name but don't know what it would sound good with......

6/16/2022 3:10:12 PM

I have twin boys and named one Sebastian. All up I have four sons, so choosing unique names that aren't too strange sounding was important to me. He is the cheekiest, happiest little boy and everyone just loves his name. It is the name of someone I imagine will have great adventures in life and with his fearless personality I am sure he will!

5/26/2022 7:41:06 AM

My boy is Sebastian. He is a handsome kid and we call him Seb around the house. His sisters have uncommon names so we chose a name that would be distinctive without being weird. He has blond hair and striking blue eyes so I hope he doesn't break too many hearts.

5/3/2022 8:45:00 PM

My name and my first born boys name we love it and would not want to be known by any other name..

4/4/2022 2:56:42 PM

My son is now 6years old and an African American male. Not only is the name unique ,but so is it our culture. My son said he loves his name'so much he wanted to name his fish Sebastian. Lmbo????

1/26/2022 10:00:36 AM

my youngest son is called Sebastian, he's a lively, good-looking, affectionate boy- just as i have always imagined a Sebastian looks like. I have loved this name for as long as I can remember. My eldest son is called Christian, which I think is another lovely name.

1/6/2022 9:38:06 AM

i love the name sebastian but my husband thinks its sound like "the little mermaid" i wanted to pair it with Gabriel but we chose Jeremiah or Isaac instead

11/14/2021 7:51:00 PM

My baby is due tomorrow!!! I want to name my baby'sebastian becuase I love this name. To me It's a very special and unique name for a boy / man. Unfortunately, my future in-laws just hate the name... But I think,that I will still call him Sebastian. I am the mother, after all!!

11/11/2021 3:05:42 AM

We are naming our son Bastion, and I think it is a great alternative to Sebastian (also a wonderful name!) It comes from the concept of "the last bastion" or "bastion of strength" We just love it!

11/8/2021 5:27:00 PM

My son is named Sebastian and I think it was the best decision. Everywhere we go, people are constantly impressed with the name. Sebastian is 4, yet I have older kids and teenagers coming up to him and telling him how cool his name is. Although it is supposedly getting to be a more popular name, you still don't hear it very often, so we find it unique. We love it!

10/15/2021 8:45:54 AM

damn cuuuu my names sebastian and i luv it....and i luv it...

10/7/2021 12:16:30 PM

My son's name is Sebastian and we absolutely love it! I love that its not a common name and we have never came across another child his age with the'same name.

7/15/2021 8:45:54 PM

I named my son Sebastian. I love that name because it is a name that'sounds good in French, Spanish and English. Yes, I am tri-lingual so it was important for me. he's five now and complains a little because It's a "LONG" name but we always get complimented on his name. It is a strong name but he'll grow into it. We don't use any short "Seb" or "Sebas" (as in Spanish) because I like the full name'so much!!


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Frequently asked questions

*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Sebastian?
The origin of the name Sebastian is Greek.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Sebastian?
*️⃣ How many people are named Sebastian?
Almost 165000 people are named Sebastian.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Sebastian?
The names of Sean, Shawn, Shane, Tiana, Shaun