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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Proper noun[edit]

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.