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Sebastian

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1881 6 0 6
1882 10 0 10
1885 5 0 5
1886 7 0 7
1889 6 0 6
1892 11 0 11
1894 5 0 5
1895 8 0 8
1896 5 0 5
1898 8 0 8
1899 6 0 6
1901 8 0 8
1902 5 0 5
1903 11 0 11
1904 9 0 9
1905 10 0 10
1906 5 0 5
1907 12 0 12
1908 15 0 15
1909 14 0 14
1910 14 0 14
1911 20 0 20
1912 51 0 51
1913 63 0 63
1914 82 0 82
1915 112 0 112
1916 134 0 134
1917 122 0 122
1918 114 0 114
1919 126 0 126
1920 139 0 139
1921 130 0 130
1922 127 0 127
1923 130 0 130
1924 137 0 137
1925 109 0 109
1926 131 0 131
1927 104 0 104
1928 127 0 127
1929 97 0 97
1930 113 0 113
1931 94 0 94
1932 87 0 87
1933 75 0 75
1934 82 0 82
1935 78 0 78
1936 65 0 65
1937 62 0 62
1938 64 0 64
1939 53 0 53
1940 51 0 51
1941 61 0 61
1942 76 0 76
1943 60 0 60
1944 47 0 47
1945 47 0 47
1946 56 0 56
1947 56 0 56
1948 70 0 70
1949 51 0 51
1950 42 0 42
1951 44 0 44
1952 51 0 51
1953 52 0 52
1954 46 0 46
1955 56 0 56
1956 42 0 42
1957 50 0 50
1958 63 0 63
1959 54 0 54
1960 71 0 71
1961 106 0 106
1962 150 0 150
1963 109 0 109
1964 131 0 131
1965 104 0 104
1966 101 0 101
1967 117 0 117
1968 116 0 116
1969 116 0 116
1970 164 0 164
1971 187 0 187
1972 153 0 153
1973 131 0 131
1974 125 0 125
1975 127 0 127
1976 123 0 123
1977 125 0 125
1978 143 0 143
1979 137 0 137
1980 171 5 166
1981 175 0 175
1982 218 0 218
1983 193 0 193
1984 240 0 240
1985 286 0 286
1986 279 0 279
1987 354 0 354
1988 401 7 394
1989 522 5 517
1990 791 0 791
1991 1,043 11 1,032
1992 1,300 8 1,292
1993 1,308 0 1,308
1994 1,309 7 1,302
1995 1,442 10 1,432
1996 1,593 5 1,588
1997 1,773 6 1,767
1998 1,704 7 1,697
1999 2,387 11 2,376
2000 5,036 9 5,027 #81 boy name
2001 4,986 10 4,976 #81 boy name
2002 5,154 18 5,136 #80 boy name
2003 4,655 9 4,646 #93 boy name
2004 4,543 25 4,518 #97 boy name
2005 4,964 12 4,952 #86 boy name
2006 6,296 18 6,278 #76 boy name
2007 6,283 13 6,270 #71 boy name
2008 6,047 13 6,034 #74 boy name
2009 5,992 7 5,985 #70 boy name
2010 6,359 6 6,353 #68 boy name
2011 6,551 11 6,540 #68 boy name
2012 6,739 13 6,726 #64 boy name
2013 7,545 7 7,538 #45 boy name
2014 9,290 9 9,281 #34 boy name
2015 9,589 20 9,569 #35 boy name

Fun Facts about the name Sebastian

  • How many people with the first name Sebastian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 124,137 babies born with the first name Sebastian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sebastian to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sebastian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Sebastian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sebastian is Wednesday, July 31st, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Sebastian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sebastian was in 2015 with a total of 9,569 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sebastian!
  • Random Sebastian Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sebastian ranks 61st in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 49 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 2009.
  • Weird things about the name Sebastian: Your name in reverse order is Naitsabes. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tsiaebsna. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sebastian? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,934 people with the last name Sebastian.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sebastian? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Sebastian as their last name.

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Popularity of Sebastian as a first name

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Popularity of Sebastian as a last name

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Common last names for Sebastian

  • Rodriguez
  • Russo
  • Martinez
  • Hernandez
  • Marino
  • Garcia
  • Torres
  • Gonzalez
  • Dimauro
  • Rivera
  • Ramirez
  • Perez
  • Sanchez
  • Smith

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sebastian U.S.
  White 51.79% 64.26%
  African American 3.06% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 15.37% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.95% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.79% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 27.04% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sebastian

People with the last name Sebastian are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Hispanic or Latino

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Sebastian" mean? The list below shows the origins of Sebastian as well as things modernly associated with the name Sebastian such as celebrities named Sebastian.

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Origin and Meaning of Sebastian

The name "Sebastian" is of Greek origin, and it means "Venerable". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Wiktionary

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

  1. A male given name.

Sebastian was also found in the following language(s): Danish, Faroese, German, Norwegian, Polish, and Swedish

Notable Persons With the Name Sebastian

Sebastian Stan

Sebastian Stan is an actor. He was most prominent from 2003 to present. Sebastian was born on August 13th, 1982 in Constanța, Romania.

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Sebastián Marroquín

Sebastián Marroquín is an architect and author. Sebastián was given the name Juan Pablo Escobar by his parent Pablo Escobar in 1977 in Medellín.

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Sebastian Vettel

Sebastian Vettel is a formula one racer.

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Sebastian Giovinco

Sebastian Giovinco is a soccer player for the Toronto FC, Juventus F.C., Empoli F.C., S.S.D. Parma Calcio 1913, Italy national under-21 football team, Italy at the Olympics, and Italy national football team. Sebastian was born on January 26th, 1987 in Turin, Italy.

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Sebastian Bach

Sebastian Bach is a heavy metal music, hard rock, progressive metal, glam metal, country rock, thrash metal, and speed metal musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1983. Sebastian was given the name Sebastian Philip Bierk on April 3rd, 1968 in Freeport, Bahamas.

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Sebastian Hiram Shaw

Sebastian Hiram Shaw is a comics character.

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  • Sebastian Koch
    (actor)
  • Sebastian Cabot
    (famed human)
  • Sebastian Rode
    (soccer player)
  • Sebastian Roché
    (notable somebody)
  • Sebastian Arcelus
    (actor)
  • Sebastian Janikowski
    (american football player)
  • Sebastian Thrun
    (scientist)
  • Sebastian Junger
    (writer)
  • Sebastian Telfair
    (basketball player)
  • Sebastian Ingrosso
    (disc jockey)
  • Sebastian Prödl
    (soccer player)
  • Sebastian Lletget
    (soccer player)
  • Sebastián Coates
    (soccer player)
  • Sebastian Larsson
    (soccer player)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Sebastian

Madonna Sebastian

Madonna Sebastian is an actor, singing, film actress, and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2015 to present. Madonna was born in Kochi.

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Joan Sebastian

Joan Sebastian was a banda (music), ranchera, latin ballad, and mariachi musician. He plays Guitar and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1977 to 2015. Joan was given the name José Manuel Figueroa Figueroa on April 8th, 1951 in Juliantla, Guerrero, Mexico. He passed away on July 13th, 2015.

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John Sebastian

John Sebastian is a rock, pop, folk, blues, and folk music musician. He plays Vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, and autoharp. He holds the title Welcome Back". He was most active from 1964 to present. John was given the name John Benson Sebastian on March 17th, 1944 in Greenwich Village, New York City, New York, U,S. John is also known as G. Puglese.

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Guy Sebastian

Guy Sebastian is a singer-songwriter, producer, and record producer. He holds the title Gimme Some Lovin'". Guy was given the name Guy Theodore Sebastian on October 26th, 1981 in Klang (city).

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Sebastian

Sebastian is a fictional character.

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Toby Sebastian

Toby Sebastian is an actor. He was most prominent from 2012 to present. Toby was given the name Toby Pugh on February 26th, 1992 in Oxford.

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What does the name Sebastian mean?

Sis for smile, it gives you face value.

Eis for enjoy, your life can be fun!

Bis for bounce, your ability to renew.

Ais for altruism, the unselfish you.

Sis for share, your talents, time, and possessions with others

Tis for treasure, of your friendship.

Iis for impress, for impress you will.

Ais for absolute, for you know your mind.

Nis for normal, step outside of the box!

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Sources: U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain). U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain). 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License). Wiktionary: Titles and License. Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.

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