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Gender: M Meaning of Bastian: "man of Sebastia" Origin of Bastian: Diminutive of Sebastian, Latin from Greek

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In Spanish cultures, and spelled either Bastian or Bastien, this is a fairly common nickname name. The German fantasy children's book The Neverending Story features a young boy character called Bastian Balthlazar Bux, and it has also been seen in several screen versions.

Bastian has been enjoying recent popularity in Latin America: it reached Number 11 in Chile--as well as in Germany and Scandinavia, and is just beginning to be appreciated here. Jeremy Sisto used it for his son.

Alternate spelling Bastien is also a fashionable Euro form with a possible future in America. There is a one-act comic opera by Mozart titled Bastien und Bastienne.

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Famous People Named Bastian

Bastian Schweinsteiger - German professional soccer player
Bastian (b. 2012), son of Jeremy Sisto

Pop Culture References for the Name Bastian

Bastian Balthazar Bux, main child character from "The NeverEnding Story" movies