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  1. Sebastiannoun

    A male given name from Ancient Greek.

    Of Messaline: Sebastian was my father; / Such a Sebastian was my brother too, / So went he suited to his watery tomb.

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


  1. Sebastián

    Saint Sebastian (in Latin: Sebastianus; Narbo, Gallia Narbonensis, Roman Empire c. AD 255 – Rome, Italia, Roman Empire c. AD 288) was an early Christian saint and martyr. According to traditional belief, he was killed during the Diocletianic Persecution of Christians. He was initially tied to a post or tree and shot with arrows, though this did not kill him. He was, according to tradition, rescued and healed by Saint Irene of Rome, which became a popular subject in 17th-century painting. In all versions of the story, shortly after his recovery he went to Diocletian to warn him about his sins, and as a result was clubbed to death. He is venerated in the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church. The oldest record of the details of Sebastian's martyrdom is found in the Chronograph of 354, which mentions him as a martyr, venerated on January 20. He is also mentioned in a sermon on Psalm 118 by 4th-century bishop Ambrose of Milan (Saint Ambrose): in his sermon, Ambrose stated that Sebastian came from Milan and that he was already venerated there at that time. The full account of his martyrdom comes from the Passio Sancti Sebastiani, a 5th-century text written by an anonymous author, possibly Arnobius the Younger. Saint Sebastian is a popular male saint, especially today among athletes. In medieval times, he was regarded as a saint with a special ability to intercede to protect from plague, and devotion to him greatly increased when plague was active.


  1. Sebastian

    Sebastian is a city in Indian River County, State of Florida, United States. As of 2010, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 21,929. Sebastian is a principal city of the Sebastian−Vero Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Indian River County.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Sebastian is ranked #2586 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Sebastian surname appeared 13,934 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Sebastian.

    51.7% or 7,216 total occurrences were White.
    27% or 3,768 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    15.3% or 2,142 total occurrences were Asian.
    3% or 426 total occurrences were Black.
    1.7% or 249 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 132 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sebastian in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Sebastian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Sebastian in a Sentence

  1. Jenson Button:

    If Sebastian Vettel was pushed, for me it's madness, sebastian Vettel showed Sebastian Vettel speed last year. Sebastian Vettel had a tough moment in the season when Charles Leclerc was performing really well and that hurt Charles Leclerc a bit mentally. But Sebastian Vettel came back strong... Sebastian Vettel's somebody you'd definitely choose to put in your car if you had an F1 team.

  2. Sebastian Vettel:

    The Scuderia has a great tradition in this sport and I am extremely motivated to help the team get back to the top. I will put Sebastian Vettel heart and soul into making The Scuderia happen.

  3. Jenson Button:

    Red Bull in 2014's going to be a big year for Sebastian, I think. When Daniel Ricciardo came into Red Bull Daniel Ricciardo found Red Bull difficult, daniel Ricciardo put Daniel Ricciardo under a lot of pressure and actually outperformed Daniel Ricciardo. I think if Charles can do that this year it's a tough decision of where Sebastian is going to go for the future and what he's going to do.

  4. Bruce Gillmer:

    We're thrilled to have the incredibly talented Sebastian Maniscalco as this year's VMA host, sebastian is on FIRE right now and his comedic spin on relatable topics will make this year's show truly unforgettable.

  5. Max Verstappen:

    I think that Sebastian needs to go back to school because he needs to calm him self down.

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