Sebastian is a name with Greek origins. The meaning of the name Sebastian is venerable. Alternate spellings include Sabastian and Sebastion. Common nicknames include Seb, Bas, Bash, and Subby. The popularity of the name increased with the telling of the Biblical story of Saint Sebastian.
Famous Sebastians include Sebastian Cabot, a British actor. Sebastian Bach is a heavy metal singer. Sebastian Coe is an athlete who became a member of Parliament. Sebastian Faulks is a British author.
One of the most famous fictional Sebastians is the crab from The Little Mermaid, whose full name is Horatio Thelonious Ignacious Crutaceous Sebastian. Lord Sebastian is from Brideshead Revisited and Colonel Sebastian Moran is a character in the Sherlock Holmes series by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Sebastian Monroe is a fictional president in the T.V. show Revolution.
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