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Bastian

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Diminutive of Sebastian, Latin from Greek
"man of Sebastia"

Bastian Origin and Meaning

The name Bastian is a boy's name of Greek, Latin origin meaning "man of Sebastia".
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.

Bastian Popularity

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Famous People Named Bastian

  • Bastian SchweinsteigerGerman professional soccer player
  • Bastian (b. 2012)son of Jeremy Sisto
  • Bastian BakerSwiss pop singer and heartthrob

Bastian in Pop Culture

  • Bastian Balthazar Buxmain child character from "The NeverEnding Story" movies