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What does Vassilij mean?

Vassilij Pronunciation of Vassilij [vas-sil-ij] as a boys' name has its root in Greek, and the name Vassilij means "royal, kingly". Vassilij is an alternate spelling of Basil (Greek): from the Greek name Basileios. Vassilij is also a variant of Vasilis (Greek).

Associated with: greek, royal (king).


Vassilij has 2 variants: Vasilij and Vasilije.

11 more alternative forms via Basil, Vasilis: Basilic, Basilie, Basilio, Vasile, Vasili, Vasilios, Vasilius, Vasilus, Vasily, Vassily and Wassily.

Creative forms:
(male) Vassilan, Vassilija, ..

(female) Vassilda, Vassilvi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vassilij Chaim (V.C.), ..

How popular is Vassilij?

Vassilij is an uncommon given name for men. Vassilij is an equally unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Basil, Basilio and Vasilios are the prominent variation forms of Vassilij (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Vassily, are uncommon. These forms of Vassilij reached the peak of their popularity in the 1910s (usage of 0.03%), but now, the version Basil has become less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Masslin, Vail, Vaile, Vaill, Vali, Vangelis, Vasileios, Vasileos, Vergilio and Virgilio. These names tend to be more frequently used than Vassilij.

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