Meaning and Origin of Sebastian - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Sebastian

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Latin : Revered one

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • German, Spanish (Sebastián), and southern French (Sébastian) : from the personal name Sebastian, Latin Sebastianus. This was originally an ethnic name meaning ‘man from Sebastia’, a city in Pontus named from Greek sebastos ‘revered’ (the Greek equivalent of Augustus). This surname is also sometimes born by Jews, presumably as an adoption of the German surname.

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