Basilio is the Italian, Portuguese and Spanish form of Basilthe English form of 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. Basilio is also a surname originating from the given name.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European



  • Basil (English, Arabic)
  • Basel (English, Arabic)
  • Bazel (English)
  • Basileios (Ancient Greek)
  • Basilius (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • 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)


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