US Popularity:2443
Other Origin(s):Greek
Meaning:Venerable, revered
Bastian is a masculine name of Latin and Greek origin, meaning “venerable” or “revered.” You might recognize this name from the German fantasy book The Neverending Story and its 1984 film adaption. Lead character Bastian Balthazar Bux finds himself plunged into the mythological world of Fantasia, which desperately needs a hero to save it from destruction. This legendary name is embedded in the cultural knowledge of many 80s and 90s kids across the world, and naming baby after such a beloved character is surely inspired! Plus, during his journey, Bastian meets familiar favorites Atreyu and Falkor, which are other fun name options for siblings if you want to go with a fantasy theme.

Bastian Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Bastian is currently #2405 on The Bump
Boy:Bastian is currently #745 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Bastian is currently #2443 in U.S. births
Boy:Bastian is currently #818 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 498
from 2021
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