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It's interesting to see St. Sebastian's name growing in popularity in the US. I'd love to name a son Sebastian, in honor of the saint.
Sebastian Debeste (English name), bratty and annoying teenage prosecutor and son of Blaise Debeste in Ace Attorney Investigations 2.
Quite handsome.
Looks so satanic.
Sebastian is a wonderful name! I love it, it seems to represent strength, intelligence, and courage. I think that hating on a name because it is too popular is like hating on water because it is common.
Good name! But it seems too overused as I see a lot of Sebastians. Maybe as a middle name...
Handsome. I love it.
In my opinion the name Sebastian is for people who are pretty much rebels.
Sebastian is a cool name, suitable for any age. And most certainly not geeky, effeminate, pretentious, or childish.
When I hear the name Sebastian it makes me think of a cute little boy and then a handsome man. It does sound a bit upper class but also romantic not stuffy. Love the nickname too (Seb).
Lord Sebastian Flyte, a main character in Evelyn Waugh's novel Brideshead Revisited. Said to be based off Stephen Tennant, a prominent member of the Bright Young Things.
Also Venetian:
My feelings on this name are mixed. On one hand, there does appear, at least to me, a certain charm/elegance to this name. My only concern with Sebastian is on how popular it has become as of late.
Also Gascon, Provençal and Languedocian: --- Source: Institut d'Estudis Occitans
Beastly sounding name.
Name of the day, 2-27-21.
I'm not convinced by the fact that the word "sebastos" is a translation of the Latin Augustus. In fact, there were cities in Asia a long time before emperor Octavian gave himself the title of Augustus.
Yet the two words could come from the same Indo-European root.
Fanny Mendelssohn named her son Sebastian in order to honor Johann Sebastian Bach, in order to remember his works which had been forgotten in the XIXth century.
Sebastian is the crab from the 1989 movie "The Little Mermaid". He's Ariel sage mentor and King Triton's counselor. He discourages Ariel to leave the sea and to ask Ursula for a pair of legs. He sings the songs "Under the Sea" and "Kiss the Girl". He also appears in the sequel and in the prequel of the original film.
I think this is a really wonderful name. It makes me think to an indestructible city or to a diamond. It's also usable anywhere and evergreen to me. I would definitely use it for a child, as well for a fictional character.
I think it’s a very nice name.
Not bad, but I don't like it. Sounds childish and too trendy. Just, not the nicest name.
Too frilly and effeminate. His parents spoil him because they think he's precious.
Mr. Sebastian is the title character from the book Mr. Sebastian and the Negro Magician by Daniel Wallace.
Not bad, it seems mostly common with Hispanics in the US due to its Catholic Connection, while here in England it's generally considered a middle class name - overall it's okay.
A cool name. I really don’t know what to think of it. Reminds me of a ninja I once knew.
I am currently seven months pregnant and my SO is from Colombia. We have been looking for an English/Spanish friendly first name to be given to our, soon to be, first born son. What my SO and I agree upon is how handsomely dashing this name is.
Sebastian could definitely work for both my family here in the states and my Colombian in-laws. A win-win situation for everybody. ;)
I quite like this name, although I wouldn't use it as I come from a working class background and the name has a stigma of pretentiousness and being part of the upper echelons in society. I also don't like the nickname Seb, which is what it would automatically be shortened to.
Very handsome name.
My husband and I love this name so much that we decided to name our first born son this. It is stylish and we just
love it!
This name, Sebastian, has a wonderful sound to it that leaves me with the impression of an elegant, strong and sophisticated individual that would bear this name with exalted pride. A definite plus from my point of view.
I don't understand why it's become so popular. It sounds pretty weird and pretentious.
I'd just like to point out that it's a very cliche name for butlers in Japanese comics and animation. They even parody it.
One of those names that sounds very elegant, romantic and dreamy. Very handsome for a boy.
Add Usage: DutchPronounced: seh-BAS-ti-an (Swedish), SEH-bah-stee-ahn (Finnish), SEH-bas-ti-an (Czech)
I don't really like this name, kinda too long and doesn't seem like it would suit an American child.
Sebastian Stan (born August 13, 1982) is a Romanian-American actor. He is known for his role as James Buchanan "Bucky" Barnes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as characters in the shows Gossip Girl, Kings, Once Upon a Time, and Political Animals.
I love this name on a boy. I don't know if I would use it, maybe because it's really nice I just think it sounds like a handsome name.
In 2018, 4 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Sebastian who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 624th most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
Too long and a bit geeky sounding.
This name requires a strong confident personality as well as a person with a certain elegance.
It's a nice name. I don't really think of The Little Mermaid when I hear it.
Very Mediterranean sounding, even though Sebastiano would be the Spanish and Italian form.
The boy in The Neverending Story was named Bastian. The movie really helped people pronounce the name correctly. It's my maiden name and we have been called Bas-stain many times in the past. It's wonderful to have people recognize the name. Put an "Se" in front of it and everyone seems to be able to pronounce it.
Sebastian Stan, the gorgeous actor who plays Bucky Barnes in Captain America! Also Sebastian Kydd, a character in the Carrie Diaries series, played by Austin Butler!
A famous bearer of the name is Sebastian Stan, the actor who plays Bucky Barnes in Marvel’s Captain America movies.
Another famous actor with the name Sebastian is Sebastian Stan. He was born on August 13, 1982 in Romania. He later moved to America and he became an actor. He is known for his role as Bucky Barnes/ The Winter Soldier in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He also played in Political Animals, Once Upon A Time, Gossip Girls, etc.
Sebastian Vettel is a German racing driver, currently driving in Formula One for Scuderia Ferrari. He is a four-time Formula One World Champion, having won the championship in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 with Red Bull Racing. He is among the most successful F1 drivers of all time. He is one of only four drivers to have won four or more drivers' titles. He is contracted to remain as a Formula One driver with Scuderia Ferrari until at least the end of 2017.
I have mixed opinions on this name. The crab from The Little Mermaid is an okay connection, but the guy from Black Butler is not a good connection for me at all.
I can't really imagine a small boy being called "Sebastian", although it does sound nice.
You might include Sebastian Dangerfield, the main character in J. P Donleavy's "The Ginger Man," a great read!
Sebastian Benedict Granfon Arumpac also known as Baeby Baste of Eat Bulaga! Is a Filipino child actor. He first appeared in Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho last July 19, 2015 as one of the featured segments of the said news magazine television show.
Sebastian Moran is a fictional character from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock books.
I never thought I would ever name my child this until I found out it was one of my husband's favourite names which made me cringe and at the hospital I wanted to make him happy and picked it --then went into some serious postpartum depression over this name no one could pronounce - horrible nickname etc etc ---in the end we chose a different name... now months later a part of me likes something about it - but I feel it's a burden of a name - long - people saying it all different ways... SAVE YOUR CHILD FROM THIS... THAT IS JUST HOW I FEEL.
Sebastien (ending with ien because we a French) is our first son's name. We chose it because it means "venereable" which means highly respected because of wisdom and character. Love it! We pray God will help our son to live up to it!
Sebastian Alexander Jung is a German footballer who plays as a right back for VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.
In Germany, a more commonly used DIMINUTIVE of the name Sebastian is Basti.
I prefer the German pronunciation, as the English one sounds a bit too harsh for me. It's not a bad name, but my mind does kind of immediately go to the crab from "The Little Mermaid," and that's not a good thing seeing as I didn't enjoy the movie.
I named my son Sebastian. It has a nice flow to it and I like that it's pretty much international. Some people pronounce it the American way while others do the European/Latin way. I have a hard time calling him by a nickname since none sound as nice as the full name. I think it's a very special name and I haven't come across it much, which I like as well.
Sebastian is a character from Black Butler, a popular anime. He is a main character and a sexy one at that.
Sebastian Stan, an actor and a beautiful person.
Since Never-ending Story this name has been one of my faves. My birthday is January 20th and this name is located on my birthday 3 times, so cool! Growing up as a teenager my favorite band was Skid Row, lead singer Sebastian Bach, like the composer Johann Sebastian Bach.
I always associate this name with three people, two real and one fictional: 1) Bastian Schweinsteiger (famous German footballer); 2) Johann Sebastian Bach (famous German baroque composer); and 3) J.F. Sebastian (fictional character from "Blade Runner"). Oh yeah, and Sebastian Vettel, the German F1 racing driver.
Love this name. Sounds strong and love the fact he can pick Seb or Sebbie as a nickname!
Sebastian can also be reduced to the name Bass. In the TV show Revolution, a character is called Sebastian "Bass" Monroe.
I know a guy with this name. It's a beautiful name, but when people shout it fast across the room, it sounds like "spaz-ti-an". Other than that it's brilliant.
This name is ADORABLE when you are under six, with a cute nickname like Sea Bass. Always, always, always be sure to name your kid Sebastian with a fitting middle name, such as Peter.
Sebastian is a handsome name though I personally think it's too long as a first name and is better as a first name. The downside (which I am not fond of) is it unfortunately sounds like 'bastard'.
Update: I don't care about the syllables anymore, I think this would make a fab first name! And I've gotten over what I said was the downside. ^_^
OOPS! I meant to say I "think it's too long as a first name and is better as a MIDDLE name".
A nickname for the Portuguese form of this name ("Sebastião") is "Batião."
Sebastian Castellanos is the main protagonist of the video game 'The Evil Within'.
Well, my nickname is Bashi because when I was three my best friend couldn't pronounce my real name and made up the name Bashi but I do also go by Bash- that's what my uncle calls me.
I love Sebastian, I just don't like how popular it is. Bash would make an adorable nickname! I definitely connect this name to a mischievous little boy :)
Quite a handsome name, but reminds me of something getting tangled up.
Sebastian "Bash" de Poitiers (portrayed by Canadian actor Torrance Coombs) is one of the male leads of Reign. He is the illegitimate son of the King of France and the King's favourite mistress, Diane de Poitiers. He is also the half-brother to Francis II, the next in line to the throne.
This name was one of the few names I didn't really care for too much - that is, until I met a really sweet guy by this name. His personality and humor is what makes this long name adorable and sweet. It is not a very common name one hears, at least not in the southern part of the United States. Though it is kind of long, it is a very good name with good meaning behind it :)
I really like this name but unfortunately the bad guy in the Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare goes by this name and I always think of him when I see this name. It would be on my top 5 names for boys if not for that association. I also don't like any nicknames for it, and I feel that it's a bit too long without one.
I have never been a fan of the name Sebastian. There isn't anything blatantly objectionable about it, but it is one of those names that I find annoying to hear spoken. It is something about the "-bastian" pronunciation, I think, and the way "Se-" leads into it... it sounds somewhat whiny and vinegary.
Sebastian Moran is a character in Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories. He's the right-hand man of James Moriarty, Holmes's archenemy.
Swedish DJ Sebastian Ingrosso is a famous bearer.
Name of the Day: February 27, 2013.
I love the nickname 'sebby' for this name.
Sebastian Smythe is Grant Gustin's character in the television show Glee.
Lil Sebastian is the name of a miniature pony on the American show "Parks and Recreation". It's a running joke that people from out of town can't figure out why the pony is famous.
Sebastian Roché is a rather prolific actor on the television scene, being mainly known for his stint on Supernatural and Grimm.
My choice for my second son. Sebastian carries almost too much charm for its own good. It is a bold choice, but Sebastian has heaps of personality, not to mention an impressive pedigree. Sebastian is a name I love hearing, and adore saying. It has that special something for me.
Sebastian is the name of the demon butler from the anime/ manga Kuroshitsuji (or: Black Butler) So to me, the name gives off the essence of the character: handsome, courteous, smart, a true gentleman, strong yet elegant and dignified and of course it has a very Victorian flavor to it as well.
I absolutely adore this name ^^ I want to call my son (if I have one) Sebastian. This has nothing to do with Sebastian Moran, honest ;)
Sebastian Telfair, an American basketball player.
Sebastian is my favourite male name, with Bastian being my preferred shortened nickname. However 'Seb' as a nickname is just as good and popular.I'd like it if this name came back into popularity along with some more unusual names. At the moment there's just a surge in people with quite boring and unadventurous names.
I love the same Sebastian though not the commonly used nicknames. I've found that you could use Ian as a nickname for Sebastian. Just take the last 3 letters. A lot of names use this practice, actually.
Sebastian is a very handsome name! I am lucky because in case we would ever want to use this name--Sebastianus was one of my great-great-great grandfather(s) from Germany along with another ancestor of mine, with the very handsome name, Johannes. :)
I also like the fact that Saint Sebastian was a Christian martyr; that he stood for Christianity.
Sebastian seems a very weak name to me. I don't know why though its just my impression of the name - this is not intended as an insult to anyone named Sebastian!
A good nickname would be Seba.
Sebby is an awesome nickname! As several people have noted, it sounds elegant and a little foreign. As such, I don't think it suits all boys everywhere. For instance, I know a Sebastian who is an overweight, bb-gun carrying, southern kid from Tennessee. Meh- not so much. I mean, props to his parents for not choosing boring or trendy. But, no.
Also used in Croatia.
I love this name, I always picture a hot guy when I hear it. I hope by the time I have kids, the Little Mermaid association will die off. XD
I always loved this name, but adore it even more after reading the manga Kuroshitsuji/Black Butler. I don't think it would fit a young boy though. Sebastian, to me, sounds like a man's name.
I love The Little Mermaid so I'll always think of a crab! But it is a very common name in England, I mean EVERYONE'S little brother happens to be called Sebastian! I think I know about five people who all have a little brother with this name!
Sebastian Stan is an actor. He worked in shows such as Gossip Girl and Kings.
This is my favorite name for a boy, but it has become too trendy. It is equally popular to Sophie, my favorite girl's name, which has also become too trendy.
After his imprisonment in Reading Gaol, Oscar Wilde assumed the pseudonym Sebastian Melmoth. He took the name Sebastian from the name of the saint, whom many gay rights groups to this day believe was a homosexual.
This name appears frequently in Formula 1 in a variety of forms. German BMW Sauber/Scuderia Torro Rosso/Red Bull driver SEBASTIAN VETTEL is the most well known to have this form of the name.
Sebastian is my favourite masculine name, if I ever have a son I'll call him Sebastian. However, it must be pronounced "se-BAS-tee-un", "se-bas-CHUN" is just tedious.
SEBASTIAN STARK is the main character on the television show 'SHARK' and was known for being a ruthless District Attorney in Los Angeles.On a personal note, I am quite fond of the name. It's very elite to me.
The main character for manga/anime Kuroshitsuji (黒執事 meaning "black butler") is called Sebastian Michaelis. He is the almighty butler of the Phantomhive family, but more importantly a demon, who has made a contract with the young head of the Phantomhive family.
Well, when I was four The Little Mermaid was my favorite movie ever. It also happened to be the first place I encountered names such as Ariel, Ursula, and, yes, Sebastian. Then I watched it over-and-over-and-over again so everything thoroughly imprinted on my little brain. So now, the name Sebastian has a distinctly crabby air whenever I hear or read it. I really try, but I can't, unfortunately, get past the crab. It doesn't help that I've never met a person named this. I really wish I could, though, because most commenters who mentioned anything besides Sebastian the Crab seemed to love this name.
P.S. No offense to mammalian bearers of this name meant at all! I'm sure many/most of you are very good people and I have no personal prejudice or anything like that.
I really really like this name. It has a good history and meaning and just sounds so lovely and warm. It strikes me as someone who would wear it would be wise and charming.
I'm almost positive that the singer's real name of the band Cinema Bizarre is Sebastian. Not absolutely positive though.
I'm not sure why I love this name so much, it just sounds so nice out loud.
Singer Chester Bennington has a son Sebastian [19th April, 2002].
I named my dog Sebastian. He is a miniature dachshund of the German variety, and it fits him perfectly! He and his name coincide in that they are both long and strong. I wanted him to have a strong, classic name.
Makes me think of that crab of that Disney movie The Little Mermaid. Cute name, though. In the Netherland people who are named "Sebastian" or as the Dutch spell it, "Sebastiaan" are often given the short 'Bas', but I find that very pitiful. Sebastian sounds so much cooler!
SEBASTIAN means: made sacred by association, VENERABLE. This name is originally Latin. I think it sounds poetic yet masculine. Not very appropriate for any kind of fuzzy creature.
Sebastian is extremely elegant and handsome. I shorted it to Seshy or Sessy. And it is a perfect name for a cat.
A famous bearer of this name is Shakespearian actor Sebastian Shaw, who, at age 82 played an unmasked Darth Vader in Star Wars Episode VI: The Return Of The Jedi.
I used to like this name when I was younger, but now it seems to me like this would be a better name for a cat. Find it too cute for a guy.
I like this name, but it sucks in English if it's pronounced ''se-BAS-chen'', like it usually is. It sounds much, much nicer as ''se-BAS-tee-un''. It still sounds better in other languages, though, but with the latter pronunciation, it doesn't sound ugly in English either.
I love the name Sebastian. It's handsome and elegant and just has a beautiful feeling to it. I love this name!
My name is Sebastian and I love it, although I didn't always. When I was younger and influenced by peer pressure I hated having a name that was different, and being called "Sebastard." Kids can be cruel. So I started going by my middle name "Tony" - uhg! Which I hate now.
But when I got into college and figured out a name can be both classic and cool at the same time, and that girls just really dig this name, I started going by it again. And I'm really happy I did. Many people often tell me they like my name and I'm proud to own it and wear it!
Parents, if you are considering this name do not worry about silly nicknames (ie. Sab, Sebie, or my favorite Sea Bass) or connections with stupid Disney or British comedy characters. ALL names have these problems. Even John. Sebastian is a great name with a great heritage and your son will thank you for when he grows in to it, just like I did.
@sbaraldi My name is also Sebastian and to this day my friends still call me Sebastard and Sebbasterd- it still annoys me till this day.
Mixed martial arts fighter and color commentator Bas Rutten's name is shortened from Sebastian.
Sebastian Arcelus is a famous Broadway actor, who has played lead characters in musicals like Rent and Wicked.
I love this name, I think it's rather class.
As you can see, my username is Bastien, a shortened form of the French variant of this name. Though it is not my real name, I quite like it.Some of the suggested nicknames, however, I thought were a little, unpleasant. Its most common diminutive is Bastian (not Bastion, that is the French word for fortress and also a protruding sort of architectural element of the same in English usage), though one could easily use Bast or Sebaste for nicknames.And I should be given to disagreement with comments that claim this name is too long--my actual given name is rather short and I wish it were longer.And if you are worried about the little crab, either use a foreign variant or pronounce it see-bahs-tee-ahn rather than see-bahs-chan. Cela peut marcher, n'est-ce pas?
David Hewlett and Jane Loughman have a son Sebastian Hewlett, born 6 October, 2007.
Also used in Sweden. In 2006 it was ranked 33. [noted -ed]
The name of a friend of mine. Only nickname I've heard for him is Sab, but I quite like Sebastian by itself.
I don't like this name. It makes me think of the crab from The Little Mermaid.
Sebastian's a pretty cool name, but I wouldn't use the full name.
Sebastian is the Czech and Slovak form.
Name Day: 20th January (in the Czechia).
Nicknames: Seb, Sebby, Sebas, Bastian, Basty.
Also a masculine name in Slovenia.
Slovenes are crazy about foreign names so please don't write for each name that appears in Slovenia - "Also used in Slovenia."
I agree with Gaelruadh19 - this name always brings to mind that little crustacean, who is, in my opinion, the best character in that movie. But overall, I think this name is just too "old fashioned", and maybe a little too, I dunno, well, a lot to bear. I wouldn't suggest naming your child this.
There was a book I read a long, long time ago, "The nature of Jade", by Deb Caletti. The main character's boyfriend had the name Sebastion, and I fell in love with the name (and the character).
Wasn't Sebastian the name of that kid in those 90's movies, Neverending Story or something like that? That kid who took that book and spent the day reading it in the attic or something?I like this name. You know, I never thought about it before, but I really like this name. Okay, right now it's definitely on my list.
This is such a "boy" name to me. I picture a little boy who's funny, charming and mischeivous. I could definitely see myself with a son named Sebastian.
Given the history of St. Sebastian as a figure of homoerotic art, Sebastian seems to be a name used frequently for gay characters, as seen in Brideshead Revisited, Suddenly Last Summer, and Little Britain.
Listen to the German pronunciation of Sebastian here:
The name is very popular in Germany.
It's a decent name, but I can't hear "Sebastian" without thinking of the crab from Disney's "The Little Mermaid": the names "Ariel", "Ursula", and "Sebastian" hold strong connotations of that film for me.
Love it. So handsome and masculine. I named my camera this, haha.
Sebastian is also a character in the Tempest.
Sebastian is also one of the main characters in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) was a classical composer.
Sebastian is the name of the lobster in the Little Mermaid.
Sebastian wasn't a lobster, he was a crab!
Also used in Romania. [noted -ed]
It does sound nice but it seems too heavy and large a name for a boy. I can't really think of any nicknames for it. Maybe a nice middle name though.
What do you mean, "too heavy and large a name for a boy." Most boys can carry more weight than most girls, right? Seriously, though, why this knee-jerk reaction that a boy's name (or anybody's) must be short? (I think this is more true if a name is unfamiliar than otherwise. I don't think too many people have any problem with "Jonathan" or "Elizabeth," for example.) See my comments at "Constantine."
I agree with "Kosta's" comment about the name. Why are some people claiming the name is too long to be used? I don't think it's too long at all. And I believe it has a nice flow when one pronounces the name. Some people go overboard with nicknames. Some names sound perfect just they way they are. For example: I think Jonathan sounds better than "Jon."
Wrong, there are lots of good nicknames. Seb or Sebby are nice!
You could shorten it to Sebas. Or Bastian. Sebby/Sebbie or something. My friend's name is Sebastian and these names above are what we call him.
Most boys and in Ireland and Britain see this name as a friuty name. Probably because of a character in the British Comedy Sitcom "Little Britain". Who is a gay prime minister. After all, just for laughs.
Saint Sebastian is the patron saint of the Black Plague!
Sebastian Valmont (Sébastien de Valmont in the French original) is the name of Ryan Phillippe's charachter in the film Cruel Intentions.
Sebastian is the best name a boy cold ever have. It is elegant and handsome. I'm sure everyone agrees with me!
Belle & Sebastian is a Scottish band. The band's name is taken from Belle et Sébastien, a children's book by French writer Cécile Aubry about a boy (Sébastien) and his dog (Belle). The book was made into a French live action tv series in 1965.
Sebastian Flyte is a famous character from the novel Brideshead Revisited by Evelyn Waugh.
In Hebrew, Sebastian (Simcha) means ''joy''.
Indeed meant "from Sebaste", but it comes from Greek.

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