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