With its roots in the Latin name Sebastianus, Sebastian literally means “person from Sebasta” (an ancient Greek city, duh). But wherever you happen to live, Sebastian is a nice, strong name that has been popular with both ancient martyrs and literary characters. And everybody loves Sebastian the Crab from The Little Mermaid. You should totally teach your baby to talk in his sweet Caribbean accent! OMG!
Seb, Bas, Bastian, Sebby, or maybe Bash if your kid turns out to be a little bruiser.
Famous people named Sebastian:
Actors Sebastian Stan and Sebastian Shaw; football players Sebastian Vollmer and Sebastian Janikowski; Sebastian Bach (both the Skid Row frontman and the classical composer, whose first name was actually Johann).
Bastian, a common diminutive of Sebastian, was the name of one of the main characters in The Neverending Story, which is an awesome movie that you should definitely watch with your little Sebastian someday.