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What does Vasily mean?

Vasily /va-si-ly/ as a boys' name. Vasily's root is Greek, and Vasily means "royal, kingly". Vasily is an alternate spelling of Basil (Greek): from the Greek name Basileios. Vasily is also a variant of Vasilis (Greek).

Associated with: greek, royal (king)


Vasily has 2 variants: Vasili and Vassily.

Vasily has 17 more alternative forms via Basil, Vasilis: Basile, Basilic, Basilie, Basilio, Bazil, Vasile, Vasileos, Vasilij, Vasilije, Vasilios, Vasilius, Vasilus, Vaso, Vasos, Vassilij, Vasya and Wassily.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Vasilyn, Visily, ..

(female) Vasiilia, Vasiva, ..

How popular is Vasily?

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


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Basil, Basilio and Vasilios are the prominent related forms of Vasily (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Basilic, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Vasily was more pronounced among parents a century ago, but now, the form Basil has become less fashionable. Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of the boy name Vasily and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Ansly, Ashly (see Ashley), Baily, Baxly, Bayly, Beasly, Bosly, Brily (see Briley), Caily, Carly, Daily, Daly, Early, Farly, Farnly (see Farnley), Hadly, Hagly, Haily (see Haley), Hanly, Harly, Hawly, Karoly, Langly, Lesly, Manly, Marly, Nataly, Oakly, Pauly, Peasly, Radly, Ransly (see Ransley), Rawly, Risly (see Risley), Sicily, Vail, Vaile, Vaill, Val, Vale, Valery, Vali, Varick, Verill, Vitaly, Wadly, Wakely, Wally, Wesly and Yardly. These names tend to be more commonly used than Vasily.