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

The name Bastian is a boy's name of Greek, Latin origin meaning "man of Sebastia". Bastian and is often added to lists like Movie Character Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

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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
Bastian Baker, Swiss pop singer and heartthrob

Pop Culture References for the name Bastian

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