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Meaning and name origin

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


Vasily has 2 variant forms: Vasili, Vassily.


Vasily is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Vasily and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Basil. (2014 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.

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Vasile. Like Vasily, this name is not commonly used.