Usage: Sebastian, of latin origin, is a very popular first name. It is more often used as a boy (male) name.
People having the name Sebastian are in general originating from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States of America.
Variants: For another variant of the name Sebastian across the world, see Seb.
Meaning: Venerable, Revered
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The Growth number corresponding to this first name is 9.
Qualities: Compassionate, Idealistic
Ruling planet: Mars
The name Sebastian is ranked on the 757th position of the most used names. It means that this name is very frequently used.
We estimate that there are at least 759600 persons in the world having this name which is around 0.011% of the population. The name Sebastian has nine characters. It means that it is relatively long-length, compared to the other names in our database.
The graph below represents the number of people who were given the name Sebastian for each year since 1900 in the U.S.A.:
The name day of Sebastian is 20 January.
History and Origin
Sebastian is a given name. It comes from the Latin name Sebastianus meaning "from Sebastia", the ancient name of the city of Sivas, in modern Turkey. The name of the city is derived from the Greek word σεβαστός (sebastos), "venerable", which comes from σέβας (sebas), "awe, reverence, dread", in turn from the verb σέβομαι (sebomai), "feel awe, scruple, be ashamed". Sebastos was the Greek translation of the title Augustus, which was used for Roman emperors. Sebastian became a widely used name because it was the name of Saint Sebastian, a third-century Christian martyr.
The name has been increasing in popularity in different countries. In the United States, it was the 98th most popular name for boys born in 2008. It was the 86th most popular name for boys born in England and Wales in 2007, the 38th most popular name for boys born in Sweden in 2007, the 13th most popular name for boys born in Norway in 2007, the fifth most popular name for boys born in Chile in 2006, It was the 59th most popular name for boys born in New South Wales, Australia in 2007.
English: name of early Christian origin, borne by a 3rd-century saint who was a Roman soldier martyred by the arrows of his fellow officers; his sufferings were a favourite subject for medieval artists. The name means ‘man from Sebasta’, a town in Asia Minor so called from Greek Sebastos, a translation of the Latin imperial title Augustus.
Cognates: French: Sébastien. Spanish: Sebastián. Italian: Sebastiano. Dutch: Sebastiaan. Russian: Sevastian.
Short forms: English: Seb. French: Bastien. Russian: Seva.
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