Infographic of Basil name meaning, which is “The man with a kingly bearing,” from the Greek basilens, a king.
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Basil Name Popularity

How popular is the name Basil? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 342 30 0.0081%
1912 357 75 0.0149%
1913 391 77 0.0136%
1914 373 120 0.0172%
1915 343 201 0.0221%
1916 358 192 0.0199%
1917 390 169 0.0169%
1918 386 197 0.0184%
1919 374 200 0.0191%
1920 386 194 0.0174%
1921 384 214 0.0187%
1922 383 211 0.0189%
1923 381 202 0.018%
1924 357 239 0.0206%
1925 368 216 0.0191%
1926 404 181 0.0165%
1927 364 216 0.0195%
1928 469 129 0.0121%
1929 368 202 0.0195%
1930 396 179 0.0171%
1931 457 117 0.0119%
1932 414 148 0.015%
1933 421 129 0.0138%
1934 493 99 0.0102%
1935 438 124 0.0128%
1936 409 142 0.0147%
1937 489 96 0.0097%
1938 500 101 0.0099%
1939 560 70 0.0069%
1940 537 80 0.0075%
1941 539 82 0.0073%
1942 462 138 0.0109%
1943 570 80 0.0061%
1944 607 62 0.005%
1945 737 34 0.0028%
1946 631 64 0.0043%
1947 563 105 0.0063%
1948 679 58 0.0036%
1949 658 65 0.004%
1950 701 55 0.0034%
1951 768 45 0.0027%
1952 652 71 0.0041%
1953 658 77 0.0044%
1954 703 65 0.0036%
1955 757 51 0.0028%
1956 817 43 0.0023%
1957 783 49 0.0025%
1958 760 56 0.003%
1959 778 52 0.0027%
1960 720 71 0.0037%
1961 768 57 0.003%
1962 811 45 0.0025%
1963 809 46 0.0026%
1964 887 36 0.002%
1965 877 32 0.002%
1966 747 54 0.0035%
1967 965 21 0.0014%
1968 1,252 11 0.0007%
1969 1,314 10 0.0006%
1970 1,112 21 0.0013%
1971 1,117 21 0.0014%
1972 1,104 20 0.0015%
1973 1,241 14 0.0011%
1974 1,288 13 0.001%
1975 1,095 23 0.0018%
1976 1,161 20 0.0016%
1977 1,324 15 0.0011%
1978 1,326 15 0.0011%
1979 1,268 19 0.0013%
1980 1,412 15 0.001%
1981 1,452 13 0.0009%
1982 1,300 19 0.0013%
1983 1,137 27 0.0018%
1984 1,458 14 0.0009%
1985 1,554 13 0.0009%
1986 1,070 36 0.0024%
1987 1,271 25 0.0016%
1988 1,359 24 0.0015%
1989 1,419 24 0.0015%
1990 1,374 29 0.0017%
1991 1,374 29 0.0018%
1992 1,220 42 0.0026%
1993 1,212 45 0.0029%
1994 1,350 34 0.0022%
1995 1,354 34 0.0023%
1996 1,343 37 0.0025%
1997 1,843 16 0.0011%
1998 1,604 26 0.0017%
1999 1,757 20 0.0013%
2000 1,728 23 0.0015%
2001 1,615 29 0.0019%
2002 1,568 32 0.0021%
2003 1,994 16 0.0011%
2004 0 0%
2005 2,050 17 0.0011%
2006 1,923 23 0.0015%
2007 2,646 7 0.0004%
2008 0 0%
2009 2,061 17 0.0011%
2010 2,730 6 0.0004%
2011 2,625 6 0.0004%
2012 2,600 7 0.0005%
2013 1,897 22 0.0015%
2014 2,242 13 0.0009%
2015 2,288 12 0.0008%
2016 2,084 16 0.0011%
2017 1,982 18 0.0013%
2018 1,790 26 0.0019%
2019 1,845 23 0.0017%
2020 2,741 12 0.0009%

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Names Like Basil

If you like Basil, you’ll love these other names like Basil.


What names are variants of Basil?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Basil.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Basile

Royal, kingly

Greek

Basileios

Royal, kingly

Greek

Basilic

Royal, kingly

Greek

Basilides

Royal, kingly

Greek

Basilie

Royal, kingly

Greek

Basilio

Royal, kingly

Greek

Basilius

Royal, kingly

Greek

Bazeel

Royal, kingly

Greek

Bazeelius

Royal, kingly

Greek

Bazil

Royal, kingly

Greek

Bazyli

Royal, kingly

Greek

Vasile

Royal, kingly

Greek

Vasileos

Royal, kingly

Greek

Vasili

Royal, kingly

Greek

Vasilije

Royal, kingly

Greek

Vasilios

Royal, kingly

Greek

Vasilis

Royal, kingly

Greek

Vasilius

Royal, kingly

Greek

Vasilus

Royal, kingly

Greek

Vasily

Royal, kingly

Greek

Vassilij

Royal, kingly

Greek

Vassily

Royal, kingly

Greek

Wassily

Royal, kingly

Greek


What names sound like Basil?

If you like how Basil sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Basil.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Beaslie

Meadow of peas

English

Beasly

Meadow of peas

English

Bosly

Meadow near the woods

English

Pazel

God's gold

Hebrew


Lists With Basil

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Basil.


Siblings of Basil

Mamas with kids named Basil also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Nettle
Reuben

Behold, a son

Hebrew

Verbena

Holy plants

Latin

1 Comment

  1. Named after St. Basil.


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