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Bastien

Bastien is a French male name, a short for of Sébastien, the French form of Sebastian. It 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”.

Bastien is also a French surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European

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Variants:

  • Sébastien (French)
  • Sebastian (English, French, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Polish, Finnish, Romanian, Czech)
  • Sebastianus (Late Roman)
  • Bastian (English)
  • Sebastijan (Slovene, Croatian)
  • Sebastiaan (Dutch)
  • 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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