Sebastian

Gender: Masculine
Origin: Latin
Meaning “from Sebastus.”

The name Sebastian is the English form of the Latin, Sebastianus. It means “from Sebastus.”

Sebastus was a town in Armenia. The town of Sebastus was named for the emperor Augustus, “sebastos” being the direct Greek translation of Augustus, which is Latin and means “venerable.”

In the States, the name has had a recent surge of popularity, it is currently the 74th most popular male name. Its rankings in other countries are as follows:

  • # 59 (Australia, 2008)
  • # 7 (Austria, 2008)
  • # 5 (Chile, 2006)
  • # 7 (Denmark, 2008)
  • # 77 (England/Wales, 2008)
  • # 43 (Germany, 2009)
  • # 312 (the Netherlands, 2008)
  • # 12 (Norway)
  • # 32 (Poland, Warsaw, 2009)
  • # 44 (Sweden, 2008)

Other forms of the name include:

  • نايتسبس Cpectayan (Arabic: used primarily among Arab Christians)
  • Sɛbasadian Սեբաստյան (Armenian)
  • Wast/Wastl/Wastel (Bavarian)
  • Sebastijan (Bosnian/Croatian)
  • Sebastià (Catalan)
  • Bas (Dutch: originally a diminutive, now used as an independent given name)
  • Bastiaan (Dutch/Low Saxon)
  • Sebastiaan (Dutch)
  • Sebastian (English/German/Polish/Romanian/Scandinavian)
  • Seppo (Finnish)
  • Sébastien/Bastien (French)
  • Sebast’ian სებასტიან (Georgian)
  • Bastian (German: contraction of Sebastian.
  • Sebestyén/Szebastián (Hungarian)
  • Sebastiano/Bastiano (Italian)
  • Sebastianus (Latin)
  • Sebastians (Latvian)
  • Sebastijonas (Lithuanian)
  • Sebastjan Себастијан (Macedonian/Serbian)
  • Bastjan (Maltese)
  • Sebastião/Bastião (Portuguese)
  • Sebaščan (Prekmurian)
  • Sevastian Севастьян (Russian/Ukrainian)
  • Bustianu/Serbestianu (Sardinian)
  • Vastianu (Sicilian)
  • Šebastián/Sebastián (Slovak)
  • Boštjan (Slovene)
  • Sebastijan/Sebastjan (Slovene)
  • Bošćij (Sorbian)
  • Sebastián (Spanish)
  • Baschdl (Swabian)
  • Bastián (Venetian)

German diminutives include: Basti, Baschti, Baschi/Baschy (Swiss-German), Sabba, Sebbe, Sebbo, Sepp, Seppi, Seibi and Selbi.

Basto is an Italian diminutive form.

Hungarian diminutives are Sebő and Sebők.

Polish diminutives are Sebek

Feminine forms include:

  • Bastienne/Sébastienne (French)
  • Sebastiane (German)
  • Bastiana/Bastianina/Sebastiana (Italian)
  • Vastiana (Sicilian)
  • Sebastiána (Slovakian)
  • Sebastiana (Spanish/Polish)