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What does Vasili mean?

Vasili Pronunciation of Vasili [vasili] as a name for boys is of Greek origin, and the name Vasili means "royal, kingly". Vasili is an alternate form of Basil (Greek): from the Greek name Basileios.

Associated with: greek, royal (king).


Vasili has 2 variants: Vasily and Vassily.

16 more alternative forms via Basil: Basile, Basilic, Basilie, Basilio, Basilius, Bazil, Bazyli, Vasile, Vasileos, Vasilije, Vasilios, Vasilis, Vasilius, Vasilus, Vassilij and Wassily.

Creative forms:
(male) Vesili, Visili, ..

(female) Vasila, Vasiva, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vasili Atticus (V.A.), ..

How popular is Vasili?

Vasili is a rare given name for men. Vasili is also a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Vasili (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Vasilios, Basilio and Basil. Adoption of these forms of Vasili was common in the 1910s (average #1455), but now, the form Basil has become somewhat dated. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Basil, Basilio, Vasilios in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Vasili and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Ashli, Gamali, Gili, Hali, Harli, Karli, Pali, Pauli, Swahili, Vail, Vaile, Vaill, Val, Vale, Vali, Varick, Vasileios, Vasilij, Vaso, Vasos, Vasya, Verill and Vigi. These names tend to be more frequently used than Vasili.

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