Choosing a first name for your baby can be hard enough without having to grapple with the perfect middle name too, and with a lengthy moniker like Sebastian, finding a middle name that sounds right (without being long-winded) is a struggle.
Fortunately, we’ve compiled over 200 Sebastian-worthy middle names for your consideration and included our tips for choosing the perfect baby name (and the pitfalls to avoid in the process). Have fun!
Sebastian Name Meaning
The name Sebastian derives from the Greek name Sebastianos meaning “from Sebastia,” the ancient city that is now Sivas in modern-day Turkey.
In Latin, the full name Sebastian has slightly more evocative definitions, meaning “revered” and “venerable,” and it has connotations of character and wisdom.
In Catholicism, the name Sebastian has also been associated with courage and protection as the early Christian St. Sebastian was the patron saint of persecuted Christians and protector of the bubonic plague.
Incidentally, Sebastian was also the patron saint of archers, athletes, and pin-makers – a cool insight into your little one’s future calling, perhaps?
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Names Like Sebastian
Similar names to Sebastian can be international variations on the name such as:
- Sebastianos (Greek)
- Sebastiani (Swahili)
- Bastian (German and French origin)
- Sebastián (Spanish)
- Sebastiano (Italian)
- Sebastião (Portuguese)
Other similar-sounding names can include:
How To Pick the Perfect Baby Name: Considerations and Tips
Naming your child can be trickier than one might think – you long to pick something meaningful, unique, and pretty all without running the risk of inspiring teasing nicknames in the schoolyard.
To help you decide on the right one, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Does the Name Have Longevity?
Quirky names like or “Storm” or “Frodo” may sound cute while the child is little, but try to picture how this sounds when they’re working for a law firm in their mid-forties.
Does your chosen name have a sound and feel to it that will see them through to adulthood?
Consider All Possible Nicknames
School kids can be cruelly creative with certain names, so take a moment to think about how your chosen name could be shortened, what it could rhyme with, and any double meanings behind it.
Consider also how the initials look together!
Honor a Family Member
If both you and your partner like the name of a beloved grandparent or close relative, naming your child after them (or after a variation of their name) can be a wonderful way to pay tribute to them.
It also narrows down possible names, making your decision potentially much easier to make.
What To Avoid When Choosing Your Baby’s Name
While the name possibilities may seem endless, there are a few things you’ll want to avoid for the sake of your child’s future.
Choosing a Difficult Spelling
An interesting take on a common name (i.e. Jaxon for Jackson or Rhebbekkah for Rebecca) may sound cool and unique to parents, but consider your little one in all this.
A lifetime of mispronunciations and a need to spell out their name using the phonetic alphabet during every phone call or formal registration is not so fun.
Telling Others in Advance
Sharing your beloved baby name with friends and family can be exciting, but if their reaction is tepid (or at worst, heavily critical), this could dissuade you from holding on to the unique name you’ve cherished and force you to compromise until you’re back to square one!
Jumping on Popular Name Trends
If you truly love a name that happens to have been trending in recent years, then go for it, but try not to pick a baby name purely based on how unique it sounds now because chances are, your child could be in a classroom full of their namesakes in the future.
Always consider the longevity of quirkier trending names too.
We really hope this list has inspired you to hone in on the perfect middle name for your little Sebastian.
Whether you are more traditional or have a quirky side, there’s a good mix of the conventional and creative in the above-mentioned names to get the ball rolling for all parents.
In all the excitement of naming your little boy, don’t forget to consider whether your chosen middle moniker will stand the test of time in terms of potential nicknames, initials, etc.
After all, if it’s a middle name you wouldn’t want to be stuck with, don’t wish it upon your child!
Mom of three (including identical twin boys), wife, and owner of Parents Wonder. This is my place to share my journey as a mother and the helpful insights I learn along the way.