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Gender: male
Pronunciation: si-bas-chuhn
Meaning: venerable, revered
Related Names: Bastian, Bastien, Sabastian, Seb, Sebastiano, Sebastien, Sebestyen, Sebo

Length: 9 Gender: {{#if male



Rank in 2000s: 82


Name: sebastian Origin: Greek,, Meaning (no case): venerable, revered



The name Sebastian is most commonly affiliated with the Christian Roman martyr who died circa 280 A.D. The etymological connotation of "venerable" or "revered" probably references this saint and martyrdom. The geological connotations of Sebastian come from the Roman (Latin) name Sebastianus, which with the common suffix "us," means "from Sebaste" -- Sebaste referred to a town in Asia Minor.[1]


According to the Social Security Administration, the name Sebastian holds the following popularity rankings in the United States of America:

Year of Birth Rank
2006 76
2005 86
2004 96
2003 93
2002 80
2001 81
2000 81
1999 152
1998 198
1997 189
1996 195
1995 207

(Note: Rank 1 is the most popular, rank 2 is the next most popular, and so forth. Name data are from Social Security card applications for births that occurred in the United States.)


St. Sebastian is one of the most iconic figures in the Catholic church. The male figure of the martyr bound to a tree and impaled with arrows has been translated into numerous images including paintings, mosaics and other media. It is noteworthy that some believe St. Sebastian did not die from these injuries but was rescued and went on to heal others.[1]

The feast day of St. Sebastian is celebrated by the Catholic Church on January 20.

The Saint Sebastian Faire is held at the University of St Thomas Aquinas and St Ambrose in Tasmania (Australia).


  • San Sebastian, Guatemala


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  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Although his middle name, the name is commonly used with his surname and Christian name. 1685-1750
  • Sebastian Bach: Lead singer of 1980s band Skid Row


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Author: Mike Szimanski


Facts about SebastianRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 9  +
Meaning venerable, revered  +
Meaningnc venerable, revered  +
Name sebastian  +
Origin Greek  +
Popularity 1  +
Pronunciation si-bas-chuhn  +
Rank in 2000s 82  +
Related Bastian  +, Bastien  +, Sabastian  +, Seb  +, Sebastiano  +, Sebastien  +, Sebestyen  +, and Sebo  +
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