Male, Proto-Indo-European, S names, Surname names, Virtues/Attributes


Sebastian comes from Latin Sebastianus meaning “from Sebaste”, Sebaste being a city in Asia Minor (in what is now modern day Turkey). The name is derived from Ancient Greek sebastos meaning “venerable, august, exalted” (a Greek translation of Latin Augustus) via Ancient Greek sebázomai (to feel awe, revere) and the adjectival suffix -tos, meaning “worthy of being revered”. Sebastian is also a surname originating from the given name.

Nicknames: Seb, Bash, Bastian

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Sabastian (English)
  • Sebastianus (Late Roman)
  • Bastian (English)
  • Bastien (French)
  • Sebastijan (Slovene, Croatian)
  • Sebastiaan (Dutch)
  • Sébastien (French)
  • Sebestyén (Hungarian)
  • Sebastiano (Italian)
  • Sebastião (Portuguese)
  • Sevastian (Russian)
  • Sevastyan (Russian)
  • Sebastjan (Slovene)
  • Sebastián (Spanish)
  • Sebastià (Catalan)


Female forms:

  • Sébastienne (French)
  • Sebastiana (Italian)
  • Bastiana (Galician)
  • Sebastia (English)



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