Sebastian

Sebastian - A unique male name



  Jan 22,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Sebastian, meaning person from ancient city of Sebasta, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #511. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Sebastian and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Sebastian? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Sebastian. The baby boy name Sebastian was given to 6,685 baby boys in 2012, ranking #64 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 245 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Sebastian peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 64.



Famous with this name

Sebastian Stan
Sebastian Hülk
Sebastian Koch


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Sebastian is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Sebastian is currently topping the baby name charts in Texas at position #25 - and is the least popular in West Virginia at position #221.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Sebastian is where you live.


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Sebastian origin and meaning

Sebastian is a 9 letter name with 4 syllables. This name means person from ancient city of Sebasta. To see famous people named Sebastian, pop culture references for the name Sebastian and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Sebastian

We've found the following names that sound similar to Sebastian, sorted by popularity.

Sebastien / Sabastian / Sebastiano / Sevastian / Sebastion / Sebastia / Sebastain /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201264
201168
201068
200970
200874
200773
200676
200586
200496
200393
200280
200181
200081
1999153
1998199
1997189
1996195
1995207
1994222
1993227
1992231
1991262
1990319
1989411
1988455
1987474
1986545
1985531
1984573
1983607
1982590
1981629
1980667
1979786
1978748
1977822
1976730
1975724
1974731
1973675
1972629
1971596
1970639
1969696
1968673
1967680
1966707
1965697
1964677
1963730
1962606
1961703
1960805
19591106
1958902
19571097
19561207
1955951
1954914
1953869
1952842
1951958
1950949
1949958
1948716
1947823
1946874
1945772
1944924
1943805
1942661
1941720
1940828
1939711
1938649
1937765
1936653
1935635
1934647
1933664
1932595
1931577
1930559
1929548
1928510
1927548
1926508
1925577
1924517
1923544
1922544
1921532
1920513
1919508
1918548
1917497
1916467
1915501
1914531
1913506
1912552
1911511

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Texas25
California30
Florida30
Arizona32
Nevada33
District of Columbia33
Connecticut44
Illinois46
New York46
Colorado48
New Mexico52
New Jersey53
Vermont57
Massachusetts65
Rhode Island68
Kansas73
Virginia81
Idaho83
Oregon83
Washington86
Maryland87
Alaska89
Oklahoma89
Delaware89
North Carolina90
Wyoming92
Nebraska95
Georgia96
New Hampshire97
South Dakota102
Pennsylvania103
Indiana104
Wisconsin108
Michigan108
Utah109
Minnesota117
Arkansas120
Maine123
Missouri124
Ohio130
Louisiana131
North Dakota133
Iowa137
Tennessee143
South Carolina146
Alabama156
Mississippi183
Kentucky185
Hawaii203
Montana217
West Virginia221

Even more about Sebastian


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Sebastian a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Sebastian?

4 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Sebastian
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 245
Letter count 9
Syllable count 4
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +6,685

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