Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Sebastian m. Latin Sebastianus 'of Sebastia' (Sivas in modern Turkey), from Greek σεβαστός 'venerable'.

The name of a 3rd C martyr, a 5th C usurper of the Western Roman Empire, and a 16th C king of Portugal.

Austria
Latin
1553 Sebastianus (nom) ChronSH p. 21
Early New High German
1537 Sebastian (nom) ChronSH p. 12
Belgium
Dutch
1585 Sebastiaen MPSA p. 84; 1588 Sebastiaen ibid. p. 85; 1590 Sebastiaen ibid. p. 86; 1591 Sebastiaen ibid. p. 86; 1592 Sebastiaen ibid. p. 87; 1594 Sebastiaen ibid. p. 88; 1595 Sebastiaen ibid. p. 88; 1596 Sebastiaen ibid. p. 89; 1597 Sebastiaen ibid. p. 89; 1597x1598 Sebastiaen BoonenGes p. 326; 1598 Sebastiaen MPSA p. 90; 1599 Sebastiaen ibid. p. 90
England
Dutch
1572 Sebastianus AuFr Doerhoff; 1575 Sebastiaen ibid. Deurhof; 1597 Sebastiaen ibid. p. 90
Early Modern English
1576 Sabatian StAnthonlin p. 25; 1594 Sebastian DEmar-vol2 p. 29
1562 Bastyon RegBeb p. 4; 1584 Bastian DEmar-vol2 p. 9
Middle French
1567 Bastien WCS p. 3; 1568 bastien ibid. p. 39; 1569 bastien ibid. p. 5; 1569/70 bastien ibid. p. 5; 1570 Bastien ibid. p. 40; 1572 Bastien ibid. p. 41; 1574 bastien ibid. p. 10; 1575 bastien ibid. p. 11; 1576 bastien ibid. p. 43; 1577 bastien ibid. p. 43; 1579 bastien ibid. p. 44
Walloon
1581 Sebastien RWC p. 3
1590/1 Bastien RWC p. 15; 1591/2 Bastien ibid. p. 20; 1592 Bastien ibid. p. 23; 1593 Bastien ibid. p. 26; 1593/4 Bastien ibid. p. 31; 1594 Bastien ibid. p. 32
Estonia
Middle Low German
1592 Bastian Tiik1977 p. 288
France
Latin
1534 Sebastiano (abl) MHCG2 305
1378 Bastiani (gen) hanquetvol1 239, Bastiano (dat) ibid. 1770
Middle French
1587 Sebastien RTFProvins 44
1421 Bastien favier 1138; 1564 Bastien RegPCC-1 p. 48; 1567 Bastien ibid. p. 358; 1568 Bastien ibid. p. 377; 1570 Bastien ibid. p. 428; 1571 Bastien ibid. p. 449; 1588 Bastien raymond1588 p. 567; 1589 Bastian ibid. p. 571
Germany
Early New High German
1416 Sebastian (nom) mairhofer DCCIII; 1497 Sewastian Nurn1497 1034
1555 Bastion (nom) MHCG2 335
Ireland
Latin
fin12thC Bastianus (nom) MunDocIr III, p. 8
Italy
Latin
1522x1532 Sebastianus (nom) DSF p. 51, 24
1464 Bastianus (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI
Italian
1513x1521 Savestiano LeoX p. 27, Sebastiano ibid. p. 20
The Netherlands
Dutch
1561 Sebastiaen MagMiddelburg-1560; 1562 Sebastiaen ibid.; 1563 Sebastiaen ibid.; 1564 Sebastiaen ibid.; 1565 Sebastiaen ibid.; 1566 Sebastiaen ibid.; 1567 Sebastiaen ibid.; 1569 Sebastiaen ibid.; 1570 Sebastiaen ibid.; 1571 Sebastiaen ibid.; 1572 Sebastiaen ibid.
1574 Bastiaen MagMiddelburg-1560; 1575 Bastiaen ibid.; 1576 Bastiaen ibid.
Poland
Latin
1461 Sebastiano (abl) CDP2-2 CCCCXVI
Spain
Catalan
1510 Sabastia valencia1510 3226
Spanish
1495 Sabastian montalvo; 1575 Sebastian Catalogo-5.2 3824; 1576 Sebastian ibid. 3984
Switzerland
Latin
1522 Sebastiano (abl) MHCG2 293, Sebastianum (acc) ibid. 293, Sebastianus (nom) ibid. 293; 1528 Sebastianum (acc) ibid. 299
Middle French
1553 Sebastien MHCG2 324
Cite as: A. Brown, G. Grim, R. Le Get, J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Sebastian". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Sebastian.