Origin : Latin from Greek

person from ancient city of Sebasta

The name Sebastian is a boy's name of Greek, Latin origin meaning "person from ancient city of Sebasta". Sebastian is an ancient martyr's name turned literary, and Little Mermaid hero -- think Sebastian the Crab -- that's more popular than ever, as a classic-yet-unconventional compatriot for fellow British favorites Colin and Oliver. Sebastian is a name with a substantial history, first as the third-century martyr whose sufferings were a favorite subject of medieval artists, then as the name of memorable characters in such varied works as Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and The Tempest and Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. Several celebs have chosen the sophisticated Sebastian for their sons, including James Spader, Kim Fields, Malin Akerman and Tommy Hilfiger. Sebastian is high on the lists in countries as widespread as Austria, Denmark, Romania, Australia and Chile. Some more down-to-earth nicknames for the relatively elaborate Sebastian not often heard in this country are Seb, Baz and Bas.

Popularity of name Sebastian over time

There are 154818 people in the U.S. with the first name Sebastian, this name was mostly popular in 2016 with popularity 10286 .

Sebastian is used for both genders.

99.79 percent of people with the first name Sebastian are man

0.21 percent of people with the first name Sebastian are woman

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Most Famous People Named Sebastian

character in 1999 movie "Cruel Intentions"
character in the 2006 movie "She's the Man"
Polish-American NFL football player
Grant Gustin's character on TV's "Glee"
guitarist of fashion-art band Palaye Royale
German Formula 1 racing driver
English novelist and journalist
character in "Brideshead Revisited"
American football player
bassist of rock band SWMRS
crab in Disney's "The Little Mermaid"
American basketball player
main character in manga/anime "Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler"
character on TV's "The Carrie Dairies"
Romanian-born American actor
character in Cassandra Clare's "The Mortal Instruments" series
character in 2010 movie "The Switch"
little bookworm who decided the fate of a literary magical dimension in "The Neverending Story"
character on TV's "Reign"
King of Portugal
American model
English actor
Sherlock Holmes character
early Roman martyr

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Names Created Using the Letters in Sebastian