Basil is a boy’s name of Greek origin. Along with referring to the eponymous herb, Basil also translates to “royal” and “kingly.” It originally stems from the Greek name Basileios, who was a ruler of the Byzantine Empire. This name has a decidedly posh slant to it, bringing to mind British high society as well as Greek nobility. However, posh needn’t mean snooty. Basil has a fresh, zesty lilt to it that brings a touch of class to any conversation. Any baby with this name is sure to make an impact.
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