Sebastian

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See also: Sebastián

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Sebastianus, name of an early and possibly legendary Christian saint, from ancient city of Sebasta in Asia Minor (modern Sivas, Turkey), from Ancient Greek Σεβαστός(Sebastós, august, venerable, exalted), itself a translation of the Roman title Augustus.

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Sebastian

  1. A male given name.
    • 1599 William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night, Act V, Scene 1:
      Of Messaline: Sebastian was my father; / Such a Sebastian was my brother too, / So went he suited to his watery tomb.
    • 1968 Robin Maugham, The Second Window, McGraw - Hill, page 275:
      I was hoping the man would have some romantic name like Sebastian or Julian. However, as a surname Fletcher's all right.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Sebastianus.

Proper noun[edit]

Sebastian

  1. A male given name.

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Faroese[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sebastian m

  1. A male given name.

Usage notes[edit]

Patronymics

  • son of Sebastian: Sebastiansson
  • daughter of Sebastian: Sebastiansdóttir

Declension[edit]

Singular
Indefinite
Nominative Sebastian
Accusative Sebastian
Dative Sebastiani
Genitive Sebastians

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Sebastianus.

Proper noun[edit]

Sebastian

  1. A male given name.

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Sebastianus. Recorded as a given name in Norway since the 17th century.

Proper noun[edit]

Sebastian

  1. A male given name.

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Sebastianus.

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Sebastian m

  1. A male given name.

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin Sebastianus.

Proper noun[edit]

Sebastian

  1. A male given name.

References[edit]

  • [1] Statistiska centralbyrån and Sture Allén, Staffan Wåhlin, Förnamnsboken, Norstedts 1995, ISBN 9119551622: 34 292 males with the given name Sebastian living in Sweden on December 31st, 2010, with the frequency peak in the 1990s. Accessed on 19 June 2011.