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Gender: Male Origin of Basie: Scottish surname, meaning unknown

The name Basie is a boy's name . Basie and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "100 Year Dice Game!! Round #2".

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Basie is a fabulous jazz name to honor the Count, whose birth name was William, the influential pianist, organist, bandleader and composer who led his band for almost fifty years.

There are lots of other jazzy names you might want to consider, including Ellington, Miles, Quincy, Dexter, Mercer, and Bix. Woody Allen named his two daughters after jazz musicians--Bechet for clarinetist Sidney Bechet and Manzie for Manzie Johnson, the drummer in Bechet's band.

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Famous People Named Basie

Stefanus Sebastian "Basie" Vivier, South African rugby union player
William James "Count" Basie, American jazz pianist and bandleader

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