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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Vasili mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Vasili

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  • A submission from Alaska, United States says the name Vasili means ""The high one" or "King"" and is of Greek origin.

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  1. Alternative form of Vasily

Vasili was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Vasili

Vasili Alexandrovich Arkhipov is a military person. His military service ended in 1980.


Vasili IV was royalty. His career lasted from 1606 to 1610. Vasili was born on September 22nd, 1552 in Tsardom of Russia. He died on September 12th, 1612.


Vasili III was royalty. His career lasted from 1505 to 1533. Vasili was born as the child of Ivan III of Russia and Sophia Palaiologina on March 25th, 1479. He breathed his last breath on December 3rd, 1533.


Vasili Berezutski is a soccer player for the PFC CSKA Moscow, FC Moscow, and Russia national football team. Vasili was born on June 20th, 1982 in Moscow.


Vasili Mitrokhin was a military. Vasili was given the name Vasili Nikitich Mitrokhin on March 3rd, 1922 in European Russia. He died on January 23rd, 2004.


Vasili was born in 1871 in Vitebsk Governorate. Vasili is also known as The Wolf of Moscow, The Shabolovka Street Killer, and TheShabolovka StreetKiller. He passed away in 1923.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Vasili

Petrit Vasili is a Minister of Health and Ministry of Health (Albania).


Laert Vasili is an actor, theatre director, and actor/director. He has been prominent since 1995. Laert was born Laert Vasili on March 7th, 1974 in Delvinë. Laert is also known as Laertis Vasiliou.


He left this life in 1345.


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Popularity of Vasili as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Vasili

  • How Popular is the name Vasili? Vasili is the 31,798th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Vasili have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 140 babies born with the first name Vasili in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vasili 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 Vasili? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1976 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Vasili first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vasili is Sunday, March 9th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Vasili born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vasili was in 2013 with a total of 14 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Vasili: Your name in reverse order is Ilisav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Alsvii. How do you pronounce that?

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