Russian form of Basil, Greek

Vasily Origin and Meaning

The name Vasily is a boy's name of Russian origin meaning "royal".

Vasily is one of many forms of the Greek Basil, all rare in the US.

20 Names Similar to Vasily

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Famous People Named Vasily

  • Vasily AlekseyevSoviet weightlifter
  • Vasili ArkhipovSoviet Navy officer
  • Vasily ChapayevRussian Army commander
  • Vasily ChuikovSoviet marschal
  • Vasily DegtyaryovRussian weapons designer and Major General
  • Vasily Dzhugashvilison of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin
  • Vasily Grossman (1905–1964)Soviet writer and journalist
  • Vasily Karatygin (1802–1880)Russian actor
  • Vasily Livanov (born 1935)Russian actor and screenwriter
  • Vasily Lobanov (born 1947)Russian composer and pianist
  • Vasily Nezabitovsky (1824–1883)Ukrainian jurist
  • Vasily Petrenko (born 1976)Russian conductor
  • Vasily Seseman (1884–1963)Russian and Lithuanian philosopher
  • Vasily Smyslov (1921–2010)Soviet chess player
  • Vasily Tsibliyev (born 1954)Russian cosmonaut

Vasily in Pop Culture

  • Vasiliy Fetmain character in "The Strain" books/TV series