Vasili is a boy’s name of Greek and Russian origin. Meaning “royal,” it’s been a name of choice for the aristocracy, including Vasili IV Ivanovich Shuisky, the former Tsar of all Russia. His courage, determination, dignity, and strength of spirit moved prolific writer Alexander Puskin so much, that he adapted parts of the Tsar’s life into his play Boris Godunov. Choosing Vasili is perhaps a way to ensure these character traits rub off on your little one, encouraging them to be an inspiration and muse for the next generation.
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