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Origin: Greek
Meaning: Majestic

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Sebastian

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Sebastian in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Sebastian:

  • Records indicate that 96,477 boys in the United States have been named Sebastian since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 6,685 people in the U.S. were given the name Sebastian. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Sebastian

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      33 Positive Comments

  • "I love the name Sebastian. I named my first son Sebastian in 2007 he is now 10 back then you barely heard the name." Jun. 4, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Sabastian..I love the name but I wanted some uniqueness to make the name even more different. I have gotten many compliments on his name and he is only 2 months old. One of his nurses in the hospital also said he has a very regal name." Feb. 19, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sebastian. Many people write it as Sabastion and I cannot understand why! I am hispanic, and I love the way it is pronounced in Spanish and in French the most. I love my name and people I meet do as well. I always get compliments about it. Woman often find it sexy. :)" Jul. 24, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my names sebastian everyone says its sexy and beautiful" Jun. 18, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a great guy's name - strong, masculine, and not so common!" Dec. 29, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name and my first born boys name we love it and would not want to be known by any other name.." Oct. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "If I had been a boy, my mom would have named me Sebastian. It ended uo being one of my favorite male names, and ever since deciding to change my name, I've been looking for a female equivalent that I like." Jul. 25, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Ever since I was 17 I wanted to use the name Sebastian if I ever had a boy. At 37 I had my first baby (boy) and I could finally use my favorite name in the whole world. It is such a regal and distinguished name that suggests its owner is intelligent and successful. And...I have yet to see an ugly Sebastian - what's with that??? I am now 40 and expecting a girl who we are naming Anastasia, which will go well with Sebastian. Yes, I like long romantic sounding names..." Jan. 31, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My third son has the name Sebastian and it is my favorite name out of all the kids ( i have 4) to me its a very sexy name, a name that belongs to a good looking kid, a name that is strong, a name that is romantic. I absolutely love it . My husband at first did not want it, but now admits it is the best name out of all of our kids, we both love saying it, such a gorgeous name. Very poetic e" Jan. 23, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have loved this name since Cruel intentions came out but my name, my husband's name, and our two children name's start with J. I just found out I am pregnant. I kinda feel like I have to go with the J thing for this one and would like to use it as a middle name but don't know what it would sound good with......" Jan. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "sebastian reminds me of a strong sexy latin man. very hot" Dec. 17, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have one son, which is not named Sabastian. The reason I am reading this is because I am always thinking about baby names and I just picked Sabastian for my next son. :O) (I am not pregnant)" Jun. 9, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "we are having a baby today and i'm at the hospital with my wife using their wireless internet. we have chosen the name sebastian because its original and the definition means revered. we have a son named pablo so we didnt want to choose a conventional name like michael because it's too different from pablo. my wife's parents are from columbia and nicaragua so they love the name. my mom is english and it will take time for her to love it but my wife and I love it and that's what counts." May. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Sebastian. it is more common in Colombia than in the U.S. Overall I think its a unique name, strong and I get a lot of compliments. AS a matter of fact, I think my name is a big part of my success in life believe it or not.. I hope the name remain the same and does not become so common like a Michael or John." Apr. 10, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have loved the name Sebastian forever and named my first son that. The in-laws didn't seem to like it at first but now he's 6 and his name just suits him so much! At school his friends and teachers call him Seb which is pretty cool too." Mar. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "DH & I are naming our first born Sebastian (to be born in 3 months). I love the name because it reminds me of a strong, smart, sexy, sophisticated male that is unique without being weird." Mar. 23, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. I really want to name my chinese water dragon sebastian, but i dont know yet if its a boy or girl" Feb. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Sebastian. I love that name because it is a name that sounds good in French, Spanish and English. Yes, I am tri-lingual so it was important for me. He's five now and complains a little because it's a "LONG" name but we always get complimented on his name. It is a strong name but he'll grow into it. We don't use any short "Seb" or "Sebas" (as in Spanish) because I like the full name so much!!" Feb. 24, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My baby is due tomorrow!!! I want to name my baby Sebastian becuase I love this name. To me it's a very special and unique name for a boy / man. Unfortunately, my future in-laws just hate the name... But I think,that I will still call him Sebastian. I am the mother, after all!!" Feb. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Sebastian, and I am 19 years old. Honestly the only problem I have with it is its length, but I've taken up just signing my name Seb. I've only met one or two people with the same name as me, and they were all quite a bit younger." Jan. 18, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son's name is Sebastian and we absolutely love it! I love that its not a common name and we have never came across another child his age with the same name." Jun. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son sebastian, i love the name. but when I was pregnant I got such bad feedback from people when I told them what I planned on naming my son, that I just started saying that he will be named after he's born. and you know after he was born and i told people his name they loved it...even the ones that disliked the idea before. It fits him." May. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have this name. I like it because it's very unique, and i haven't met anyone else with this name yet. When i was younger my friends used to write it "Sebastien", when i am spelt with "an" at the end. I do get a bit fed up with it because it's too long to say, and i have the nickname Seb now and it's much better this way i think. My second name is Goldsmith, so i think my name is great overall!" Apr. 23, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "it is a very awesome name,,i fell in love with it on the movie cruel intentions...haha also fell in love with ryan,,but i have that name in mind for my future son." Jan. 8, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Sebastian. (but I spell it Sabastian) I think it is a very unique and strong name! Although when I picked this name, every one I knew hated the name for some reason. My son is now 3 months and they are starting to grow to like the name!" Dec. 17, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sebastian is my son's name and I love it of course. But what Ive found is that people either love it or hate it. A man of French descnt advisd that the name should be pronounced Sa bas ti an. Oh well Im just an American and I love it." Nov. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I LOVE THE NAME SEBASTIEN. THAT'S MY BOYFRIENDS NAME<33333" Oct. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "damn cuuuu my names sebastian and i luv it....and i luv it..." Aug. 28, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is named Sebastian and I think it was the best decision. Everywhere we go, people are constantly impressed with the name. Sebastian is 4, yet I have older kids and teenagers coming up to him and telling him how cool his name is. Although it is supposedly getting to be a more popular name, you still don't hear it very often, so we find it unique. We love it!" Jul. 18, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "that's my stage name, and what I refer to as my new name, but my original name was Travis, and it's technically my legal name" Jul. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is sebastian i have yet to actually met someone witht he same name as i but it is usually pronounced right spelled wrong people often spell it sebastion but its ok it happens a lot so yea my names sebastian and dats about it i guess" Aug. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my child Sebastian. Everyone loves his name and he likes it as well. I liked the name because it is different and sexy for a guy." Jul. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Personally, I just love the name Sebastian. It is the name of my first grandson who came to live in our family when he was about six months old. Though he is not my biological grandson. I love him soooooo much. I do not get to see him anymore due to an unfortunate circumstance, but I will always love him. I do wish him the best life. He is only 7 or 8 years old this year. Happy birthday, Sebastian James Granados- wherever you are. I love you very much. Signed, Grandmama 2005" Dec. 17, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "It surprises me that this name has become so popular in recent years. I already disliked it as a child and I still don't like it." Feb. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      15 Neutral Comments

  • "I like it very much, especially when abbreviated: BAS" Jul. 25, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 13 yo son (born Jan/2006) is named Sebastian. I really liked the name, and so did my (now ex) wife. It?s probabaly the ONLY thing her and I ever agreed on during our marriage. Girls seem to like his name and he?s always getting attention because of it. He?s handsome, just like his daddy. I love you son!! -Dad, SPC" Feb. 8, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is also Sebastian. I grew up in Romania, where the popular nickname is 'Sebi' (pronounced in En as 'Sebby' or Sebbie'). I was always the only person with this name in all the social circles I've been part of (family, school, work, church). That made me feel special and unique and sometimes I feel like I own it 😂 When I randomly met another Sebastian (3-4 times), it felt a little strange... 💁‍♂️" Sep. 27, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My son is now 6years old and an African American male. Not only is the name unique ,but so is it our culture. My son said he loves his name so much he wanted to name his fish Sebastian. Lmbo😁😆😄😂" Dec. 29, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Will I name mind Sabastian and he was Born in aug 14 2013 and I was going have it sebastion but my familey like it this way Sabastian" Jan. 23, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boy is Sebastian. He is a handsome kid and we call him Seb around the house. His sisters have uncommon names so we chose a name that would be distinctive without being weird. He has blond hair and striking blue eyes so I hope he doesn't break too many hearts." Apr. 14, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am in love with a guy with this name. I love saying his name:) He is a very charming person and this name should only be givin to charming baby boys:D" Feb. 8, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "sebastian is very hotttttt name he hasss very beatifuel name" Feb. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my youngest son is called Sebastian, he's a lively, good-looking, affectionate boy- just as i have always imagined a Sebastian looks like. I have loved this name for as long as I can remember. My eldest son is called Christian, which I think is another lovely name." Nov. 16, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "lovely name, one of my best friends is called "Sebastian" sexy sexy name" Aug. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I dated a man named Sebastian. It was strange at first saying his name. However, I really grew to like the name. My family thought the name and the man was strange. I found the man to be difficult to deal with, but I still love the name." Nov. 11, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sebastian is my first born's name and I STILL love it. We named him after the famous British runner, Sebastian Coe and also partly after the character in Cruel Intentions because my wife think Ryan Philippe is hot. Fine by's a great name for a great kid!" Oct. 22, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "nice name, but someone named their cat that so it's like a cat's name now." Aug. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love how this name is pronounced in Spanish where the "t" sounds like a "t" and the emphasis is on the last syllable but in English I can't stand how the "t" is pronounced as "ch" so it sounds like SeBAschian. Don't like!" May. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have twin boys and named one Sebastian. All up I have four sons, so choosing unique names that aren't too strange sounding was important to me. He is the cheekiest, happiest little boy and everyone just loves his name. It is the name of someone I imagine will have great adventures in life and with his fearless personality I am sure he will!" Nov. 27, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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