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

Bastian Origin and Meaning

The name Bastian is 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