Despite Sebastian's origin in ancient Greece, it was the Christian Saint Sebastian who popularized the name across Europe and the Mediterranean. King Sebastian of Portugal, a crusader, continued the name’s Christian influence. The name also appears in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and The Tempest. Musical lovers will recall Sebastian Wilder, one of the star-crossed leads of La La Land, and Sebastian the Crab, a supporting character in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Swedish DJ Sebastian Ingrosso is perhaps the most celebrated and iconic Sebastian today.
Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
- Sebastian BachSinger
- Sebastian Thomas HilfigerSon of Tommy Hilfiger
- Sebastian VettelRacecar Driver
- Sebastian ZinconeSon of Malin Akerman
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