From German Names

Male Male Name

German Pronunciation

Listen to the German pronunciation of Sebastian. The speaker is a native speaker of Standard German from Schleswig-Holstein / Northern Germany:

Predominant Age Group in Germany

Typically born after 1960

Predominant Regional Usage

  • Southern Germany

Variant Forms

Origin and Meaning

German short form of Sebastianus, Latin name meaning 'from Sebastia (Sebaste)', a town at the Black Sea

The place name derives from Greek σεβαστος (sebastós) = 'great, magnificent' (Greek translation of the Latin imperial title Augustus)

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  • Sebastian Koch (born 31 May 1962), German television and film actor