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What does Vassily mean?

Vassily Pronunciation of Vassily [vass-i-ly] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the name Vassily means "royal, kingly". Vassily is a version of Basil (Greek): from the Greek name Basileios. Vassily is also a form of Vasilis (Greek).

Associated with: greek, royal (king).


Vassily has 2 variants: Vasili and Vasily.

6 more relations via Basil, Vasilis: Basile, Vasile, Vasilij, Vasilus, Vassilij and Wassily.

Creative forms:
(male) Vassili, Vassney, ..

(female) Vassian, Vassilia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vassily Clinton (V.C.), ..

How popular is Vassily?

Vassily is a rare given name for males. Vassily is a rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Basil is the only prominent related form of Vassily (not ranked). Other forms, like Vasilij, are uncommon. Adoption of this relation of Vassily was more pronounced 105 years ago (#366), but now, Basil has become less trendy. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Basil in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Baily, Caily, Cassidy, Daily, Haily (see Haley), Kassidy, Ransly (see Ransley), Vail, Vaile and Vaill. Like Vassily, these names are not commonly used.

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