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What does Vasilis mean?

Vasilis Pronunciation of Vasilis [vasilis] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Vasilis is "royal, kingly". More familiar in its anglicized form, Basil. Painter Wassily Kandinsky.

Associated with: greek, royal (king).


Vasilis has 9 variants: Vasileios, Vasilij, Vasily, Vaso, Vasos, Vassilij, Vassily, Vasya and Wassily.

14 more related forms via Basil: Basile, Basileios, Basilic, Basilides, Basilie, Basilio, Basilius, Vasile, Vasileos, Vasili, Vasilije, Vasilios, Vasilius and Vasilus.

Creative forms:
(male) Vasilvin, Vinsilis, ..

(female) Vasilrie, Vasilvis, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vasilis Donald (V.D.), ..

How popular is Vasilis?

Vasilis is an unusual given name for males. Vasilis is an equivalently unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Vasilios, Basilio and Basil are the popular variation forms of Vasilis (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Vasilus, are seldom used. Adoption of these forms of Vasilis was at its highest during the years 1910-1919 (average #1455), but now, the version 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 Vasilis and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Callis, Dallis, Tallis, Vail, Vaile, Vaill, Vali, Vangelis, Vitalis and Wallis. Like Vasilis, these names are not frequently used.

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