Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. /ˈbæz.əl/  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Βασίλειος (Basileios), which was derived from βασιλεύς (basileus) meaning "king". Saint Basil the Great was a 4th-century bishop of Caesarea and one of the fathers of the early Christian church. Due to him, the name (in various spellings) has come into general use in the Christian world, being especially popular among Eastern Christians. It was also borne by two Byzantine emperors.

Related Names

DiminutivesBaz, Bazza
Other Languages & CulturesVasil(Albanian) Basileios, Basilius(Ancient Greek) Vasil(Belarusian) Vasil, Vasko(Bulgarian) Pasi(Finnish) Basile(French) Vasil, Vaso(Georgian) Vasileios, Vasilios, Vasilis, Vassilis(Greek) Basilio(Italian) Vasilijs(Latvian) Vasilijus(Lithuanian) Vasil, Vasko(Macedonian) Wasyl, Bazyli(Polish) Vasile, Vasilică(Romanian) Vasili, Vasiliy, Vasily, Vassily, Wassily, Vaska, Vasya(Russian) Vasilije, Vaso(Serbian) Basilio(Spanish) Vasyl(Ukrainian)
Same SpellingBasil 2
User SubmissionBasil


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Entry updated May 29, 2020