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First recorded as a given name of Latvians in 1781. From Russian, ultimately from Ancient Greek. Cognate with English Basil.

Proper noun[edit]

Vasilijs m

  1. A transliteration of the Russian male given name Васи́лий ‎(Vasílij).
  2. A male given name of Latvian speakers.


  • Klāvs Siliņš: Latviesu personvārdu vārdnīca. Riga "Zinātne" 1990, ISBN 5-7966-0278-0
  • [1] Population Register of Latvia: Vasilijs was the only given name of 4459 persons in Latvia on May 21st 2010, including Russian speakers.