Sebastian - boys name

Sebastian name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Sebastian name meaning:

The name Sebastian is derived from the ancient Greek name "Sebastianos," which means "venerable" or "revered." It is believed to have originated from the Greek word "sebastos," which was a title used to refer to someone who was respected or honored, particularly in a religious or royal context. As such, the name Sebastian carries connotations of dignity, respectability, and honor.

In popular culture, the name Sebastian has been associated with various positive attributes. It is often associated with strength, bravery, and resilience, as exemplified by the character of Sebastian in Shakespeare's play "Twelfth Night." This character is known for his loyalty, resourcefulness, and unwavering devotion to his master. These qualities have contributed to the name's enduring popularity.

Overall, the name Sebastian carries a sense of reverence and dignity, evoking qualities of respect, honor, and strength. It has a timeless and classic appeal that has made it a popular choice for parents seeking a name that embodies these positive attributes.

Origin: Greek



Saints names

Related names

Sebastian , Bastian , Sebastiene

Other boys names beginning with S


Overall UK ranking: 38 out of 4789

1516 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • England (37)
  • Wales (48)
  • Scotland (131)

Historical popularity of Sebastian

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