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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Bassel mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Bassel

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  • A user from United Arab Emirates says the name Bassel is of Arabic origin and means "Brave".
  • According to a user from Saudi Arabia, the name Bassel is of Arabic origin and means "Brave, one of the names of the lion".

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International Interest

Notable Persons Named Bassel

Bassel al-Assad is a military person. His military service ended in 1994.


Bassel Khartabil is a software engineer. Bassel was born Bassel Khartabil on May 22nd, 1981 in Damascus.


Bassel Jradi is a soccer player for the Lillestrøm SK, Boldklubben af 1893, Akademisk Boldklub, FC Nordsjælland, Strømsgodset Toppfotball, Denmark national under-17 football team, and Denmark national under-19 football team. Bassel was born on July 6th, 1993 in Denmark.


Bassel Fleihan was an economist. He was most active from 1988 to 2005. Bassel was born Bassel Fleihan on September 10th, 1963 in Ain Zhalta. He died on April 18th, 2005.


Bassel Bawji is a basketball player for the Al Mouttahed Tripoli, Champville SC, and Byblos Club in the Lebanese Basketball League. He has been prominent since 2009. Bassel was born on December 26th, 1989 in Los Angeles.


Bassel was born on January 31st, 1984. He died on May 28th, 2012.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bassel

El Mehdi El Bassel is an athlete for the Fath Union Sport.


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International Interest for Bassel

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Bassel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bassel U.S.
  White 91.02% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bassel

People with the last name Bassel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bassel

  • How Popular is the name Bassel? Bassel is the 24,549th most popular name of all time. As a last name Bassel was the 106,570th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Bassel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 239 babies born with the first name Bassel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bassel to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bassel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1980 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Bassel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bassel is Friday, February 15th, 1884.
  • What year had the most people named Bassel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bassel was in 2013 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Random Bassel Factoid: According to the 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bassel is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 1980.
  • Weird things about the name Bassel: Your name in reverse order is Lessab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lsebsa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bassel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 167 people with the last name Bassel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bassel? Bassel is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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