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Gender: Male Meaning of Bas: "person from the city of Sebastia" Origin of Bas: Dutch, diminutive of Bastiaan and Sebastian

The name Bas is a boy's name of Dutch origin meaning "person from the city of Sebastia". Bas and is often added to lists like Best One-of-a-Kind Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Bas is a fashionable name in its own right in the Netherlands, where it's been in the Top 10. Used throughout Europe, it may have a future here as a straightforward-but-charming nickname name. Baz is another, similar and more appealing possibility.

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Famous People Named Bas

Bastiaan "Bas" Zuiderent, Dutch cricketer
Bastiaan "Bas" Belder, Dutch MEP
Bas (born Abbas Hamad), American rapper
Bas of Bithynia, first independent ruler of Bithynia, Asia Minor
Bas Bron, Dutch music producer
Bastiaan "Bas" de Gaay Fortman, Dutch politician and scholar
Bastiaan Johan Christiaan "Bas Jan" Ader, Dutch conceptual artist
Bas Leinders, Belgian racing driver
Rendel Sebastian "Bas" Pease, English physicist
Sebastiaan "Bas" Rutten, Dutch MMA fighter
Sebastiaan Jacques Henri "Bas" van de Goor, Dutch volleyball player
Bastiaan Johannis "Bas" van der Vlies, Dutch MP
Bastiaan Cornelis "Bas" van Fraassen, Dutch-American philosopher

Pop Culture References for the name Bas


EW314 Says:


I find this WAY more appealing than Baz!

Bas is a cool, cosmopolitan European guy in his mid-twenties; Baz is that seedy uncle who never married and no one wants to get stuck with at parties because he'll bore you with his in-depth knowledge of trains.