Basil meaning, origin, history | Meaning of name

Name: Basil No. of characters: 5 Gender: Boy Origin of Basil: Unknown
How to pronounce Basil ba-sil What does my name mean? Meaning of Basil: Kingly, Brave, Royal, The Great, King Like, English short form of Basil (meaning: the Royal).

Origin and Meaning

Baby name Basil is originated from Greek name Βασιλειος (Basileios) meaning "king". Few words such as basilica and basilisk are also derived from Basileios. The early borne of the name Basil was Saint Basil who was a fourth century bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia and established the principles of the Greek Orthodox Church Basil and regarded as the four Fathers of the Eastern Church. This was the name which was used by various other saints and by two Byzantine emperors. The Crusaders brought this name to England which is common in the eastern Mediterranean. Basil is a name of common herb also.

Basil was ranked 848 in 2018 US male names list and elevated by 0.59% from its previous ranking of 853 in 2017. Basil was ranked 924 in 2018 US female names list and elevated by 2.01% from its previous ranking of 943 in 2017. Comes from the Greek "basileus" Means: "Monarch" If Day 2 January.. Stubborn, obstinate, it is difficult to make them change their minds. These are formidable workers behind lymphatic pace. Sensitive, very emotional,Basilperfectly master their feelings. Realistic and pragmatic,Basilare serious and reassuring men.

Full form of Basil : Blunt Agreeable Serious Inexperienced Literary

Basil is a rare first name for a boy in England & Wales which is a rare name since 1996 and ranked 2690 in 2014. Only 212 people have Basil as their first name. Basil is a very consistent name over the past 18 years.

Basil is a rare first name for a boy in United States which is a rare name since 1880 and ranked 879 (0.001312% bearer) in 2015 in US. Only 12586 people have Basil as their first name. Basil is not a native United States and Basil may be came from another language or is a short form of some other name. 0.003521% of people in US have this given name.

Complete history of Basil
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Expression number of Basil is 7.

Basil likes to research and reason to know the answers of hidden questions as Basil are gifted with an analytical mind. Basil are always on the quest for knowledge and wisdom and loves being alone.

Names that rhyme with Basil Ansil, Assil, Baasil, Bassil, Densil, Edsil, Maisil, Masil, Ouassil, Vasil, Wasil, WassilFamous people named Basil
Jessica Basile in Out of Time as Actress
Basilica Bliachas in Sarah as Actress
Anastasia Basil in The Terminal as Actress
Oceana Basílio in Crime e Botox as Actress
Toni Basil in Man on Fire as Soundtrack
Basil Hoskins in Ice Cold in Alex as Actor
Basil Langton in General Hospital as Actor
Basile Lebret in Loups solitaires en mode passif as Camera and Electrical Department
Basil Kershner in Silver Linings Playbook as Actor
Basil McRae in The Mighty Ducks as Actor
Basil Dickinson John Basil Charles Dickinson was an Australian athlete who competed at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin.
Actor Basil Rathbone, notable for movie The Adventures of Robin Hood
Names like Basil Basil Namesakes Related Names: Arabic: Bazil (Royal, Kingly), Basilah (Brave), Finnish: Sebastian, Irish: Barry, English: Baz (Royal), Rex, Indian: Basila (Feminine of Basil), Basilan , Other: Vas, Bresal, Vasily (Russian) (God is My Light, My Light is Yahweh), Basilie, Basiliki, Basilio (Italian;Spanish), Basilios (Royal), Basilique , Basilisse , Basilo , Basilus , Basili (Courageous), Posts having Basil: Comments : Basil is a male first name and a last name. The name has come from the greek name Βασιλειος ( Basileios ), Latinized as Basilius, which means "royal", "royal", the term βασιλευς ( basileus ), meaning "king", a title that was used by the Byzantine emperors. Etymologically, βασιλευς is of unknown origin, possibly a loan from some language of ' Asia Minor. In Arabic countries Basil has ( arabic باسل, DMG Basil ) the importance of "courageous", "brave". Variants of the name are Basileo, Basile, Vassili, Basilia, Basel, Basiliola. - Katherina Hibbler Popularity of Basil

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