Origin and Meaning of the Name Sebastian
Man from Sebaste
(seh BASS chen)
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In early Christian lore, Saint Sebastian was a Roman soldier who was martyred when his Christian faith was discovered. Sebastian was an extremely popular saint in the Middle Ages.
In Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night', Sebastian is the twin brother of Viola.
The King of Portugal in the mid-16th century was named Sebastian.
Sebastian Coe was an athlete, and is now a politician, responsible for the preparations for the Olympics in London in 2012.
In Disney's 'A Little Mermaid', Sebastian is the name of the crab.
In 2006, Sebastian was the 5th most popular name in Chile and Norway and the 9th most popular in Austria and Denmark.
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