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Basil

Basil is an Arabic masculine name that means "brave, valiant" as well as an English name meaning "king", derived from Greek basileus (king).

As well as being a given name, Basil is also a surname in both cultures.

Basil is also the name of an herb used in cooking.

Origin: Arabic, Greek

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Variants:

  • Baseel (Arabic)
  • Vasilios (Greek)
  • Basileios (Ancient Greek)
  • Basilius (Ancient Greek)
  • Vasil (Bulgarian, Macedonian, Georgian, Albanian)



Feminine forms:

  • Basilia 




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