National Sebastian Day:
January 20th is designated as National Sebastian Day every year. Both a given name and a surname are Sebastian. It comes from the Greek name “Sebastianos,” which translates to “from Sebastia,” the name of the town now known as Sivas and is situated in what is now Western Europe’s central region of Turkey.
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The word “sebastos,” which means “experience awe,” is derived from the Greek word “sebas,” which means “awe, reverence, or venerable,” and also comes from the verb “sebomai,” which means “experience awe.” Saint Sebastian, a third-century Christian martyr, is credited with popularizing the name Sebastian.
Why Sebastian Day?
The name Sebastian is profound and has a number of distinctive qualities. The qualities of Sebastians include intuition, spirituality, intelligence, thoughtfulness, and loyalty. Numerous well-known people have gone by the name Sebastian over the years.
Our names fundamentally shape our identities. They are deeply connected emotionally, culturally, historically, and familially. They also aid in our understanding of our identity, our position in the universe, and the groups to which we are supposed to be.
Celebrating our identities will make us a better person for our future. Like Sebastian, there are many famous names which are given to the new borns by their parents. Although not every name gets a national celebration, but everyone can celebrate their names on special occasions, like on their birthdays.
How we can Celebrate National Sebastian Day:
Happy Sebastian Day!
It might be their second birthday this year if you know any Sebastian. It’s a chance to give them a gift in honor of them. Honoring them and making them feel unique on occasion related to their origin.
Find out where your name came from.
Our names are distinctive and significantly define what sets us apart. You could ask your parents why they decided on your name or look up its meaning online to find out more. Our parents do give us the names which they think will be suitable for us. When we get to know the origin of our names, we feel more connected to ourselves.
List the well-known Sebastians in history.
Look up well-known Sebastians and study about their achievements. It’s a beautiful way to thank them for their contributions.
Upload your memories with the Sebastian you know!
Share your memories through photos on social media networks with a Sebastian you know on National Sebastian Day. Upload pictures and videos on Social networking sites with the Hashtag #NationalSebastianDay.
Interesting Facts About Sebastian Day:
Children’s favorite movie gave the idea of the name.
The crab’s name was Under the Sea Sebastian in the Disney animated film “The Little Mermaid.” The friendly and sweet crab in the movie won the hearts of many millennial parents, leading to naming their children Sebastian.
Sebastian is known by the nicknames Seb, Sebby Bas, and Bash. With males dominating this name, popular nicknames like Seb and Bash are very common among the people.
Sebastian is also a female name. Little did we know that Sebastian could also be a woman’s name. Though it is not quite popular, people name their daughters Sebastian on rare occasions.
Only six newborn girls were given the name Sebastian in 2020, compared to over 8,927 newborn boys.
Sebastian was the name of one in 205 infant boys and one in 291,841 baby girls in 2020. Data can go up and down every year, but it will always be popular among men rather than a woman’s name.
History of National Sebastian Day:
The history of the name Sebastian is extensive. It’s typically a boy’s name, and Seb is a common nickname for those who bear it. The name is derived from an old Western European city.
The city of Sebaste (also known as Sebastian) was founded in Asia Minor as a tribute to Augustus Caesar, the first Roman Emperor. Since that time, people who live in Sebastian have been referred to as “Sebastianos.”
The name Sebastian was also given to a Gallic martyr who died in Rome in the third century under the rule of Diocletian. According to legend, a Christian woman who maintained to have had a vision telling her to bury him found his body in a sewer.
The name was popular from the 1910s to the 1930s before losing favor, and in 1950 it was no longer among the top 1,000 names for boys. After reaching the Top 18 in the U.S. for two consecutive years (2018 and 2019) and the Top 19 in 2021, it has experienced a comeback.
Sebastian has made a comeback, and notable American actors James Spader and Tommy Hilfiger have sons by that name. The name has appeared in several well-known big-screen motion pictures. Sebastian was the name of the main character in the 2016 film “La La Land” starring Ryan Gosling. Sebastian was also the name of the crab in “The Little Mermaid” by Disney.