Name Basil

Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Basil

Basil is a ♂ male name.

Origin of Basil

The name Basil is a short form of the Latin name Basilius, which itself derived from the ancient Greek name Basileús / Βασιλεύς. Besides, Basil is a name of Arabic origin.

Meaning of Basil

Basil means “king” (from ancient Greek “basileús/βασιλεύς”). In Arabic, Basil means “courageous” and “brave”.

Pronunciation of Basil

Variants of the name Basil

Basiel Bazil

Basil in the categories

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Name Statistic: Basil is ranked #2303 overall ↓ -5

  • 🇧🇪 Belgium: 240 ↓ -4
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland: 1522 ↑ 48
  • 🇫🇷 France: 2021 ↓ -35
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark: 2522 ↓↓ -166
  • 🇦🇺 Australia: 2610 ↓↓ -274
  • 🇳🇱 Netherlands: 2668 ↑↑ 616
  • 🇬🇧 Great Britain: 2671 ↑↑ 534
  • 🇫🇮 Finland: 2953 ↑↑ 1395
  • 🇨🇦 Canada: 2977 ↑ 91
  • 🇳🇿 New Zealand: 3768 ↓↓ -916
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden: 4045 ↓↓ -1260
  • 🇺🇸 United States: 4843 ↓ -70
  • 🇪🇸 Spain: 4854 ↓↓ -927
  • 🇦🇹 Austria: 4966 ↓↓ -190
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland: 5167 ↓ -25
  • 🇩🇪 Germany: 5226 ↓↓ -175
  • 🇳🇴 Norway: 8187 ↓↓ -198
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal: 8706 ↑↑ 136
  • 🇱🇮 Liechtenstein: 13392 ↓↓ -397

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Name Basil

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