Name Basil Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Basil


Basil is a ♂ boy’s name.

What is the origin of the name 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.

What does the name Basil mean?

Basil means “king”, “lord” or “master” (from ancient Greek “basileús/βᾰσῐλεύς”) or “kingly”, “royal” (from ancient Greek “basíleios/βασίλειος”). In Arabic, Basil means “courageous”, “fearless” and “brave” (from Arabic “bāsil/بَاسِل “).

Pronunciation of Basil

Variants of the name Basil

Basiel Bazil

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Popularity of the name Basil

The name Basil is ranked #2377 overall.

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