Basil

Basil is an English male name which comes from Latin Basilius via Ancient Greek Basileios/Basileus meaning “king, kingly”. It comes from Proto-Hellenic *gʷatiléus (chief; king) which seems to be derived from a pre-Greek origin, perhaps from Lydian battos (king). The plant basil, used in cooking, gets its name from the source above. Basil is also an Arabic male name meaning “brave, valiant”. Basil is also a surname.

Origin: Lydian, Arabic

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Variants:

  • Basel (English, Arabic)
  • Bazel (English)
  • Basileios (Ancient Greek)
  • Basilius (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • Basilio (Italian, Spanish)
  • Bazyli (Polish)
  • Basile (French)
  • Bazile (French)
  • Vasil (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Georgian, Albanian)
  • Vasileios (Greek)
  • Vasilios (Greek)
  • Vasilis (Greek)
  • Vassilis (Greek)
  • Vasile (Romanian)
  • Vasili (Russian)
  • Vasiliy (Russian)
  • Vasily (Russian)
  • Vassily (Russian)
  • Vasilije (Serbian)
  • Vasyl (Ukrainian)
  • Wasyl (Ukrainian)

 

Female forms

  • Basilia (Italian, Spanish, English)
  • Vasylyna (Ukrainian)
  • Wasylyna (Ukrainian)
  • Vasilija (Serbian, Macedonian)
  • Vasiliki (Greek)
  • Vassiliki (Greek)
  • Vasilica (Romanian)
  • Vasilisa (Russian)
  • Vasilka (Bulgarian and Macedonian diminutive of Basil)
  • Basilie (French, French Acadian)

 

Basil- باسل (Arabic)

 

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