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Meaning and Name Origin

Vasily \v(a)-si-ly\ as a boys' name. Vasily's root is Greek, and Vasily means "royal, kingly". Vasily is a variation of Basil (Greek): from the Greek name Basileios, derived from "basileus", meaning "king". Vasily is also a variant of Vasilis (Greek): more familiar in its anglicized form, Basil.


Vasily has 2 variants: Vasili and Vassily.

Vasily has 24 more alternative forms via Basil, Vasilis: Basile, Basileios, Basilic, Basilides, Basilie, Basilio, Basilius, Bazeel, Bazeelius, Bazil, Bazyli, Vasile, Vasileios, Vasileos, Vasilij, Vasilije, Vasilios, Vasilius, Vasilus, Vaso, Vasos, Vassilij, Vasya and Wassily.


Vasily is an unusual first name for males. Vasily is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Vasily and related names. The only prominent related form of Vasily (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 is Basil. Adoption of this boy name was at its peak during 1900-1909 and is now much less, with the form Basil becoming less fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Basil in U.S.

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