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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Vasily

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From Russian Васи́лий (Vasílij).

  1. A Russian male given name

Notable Persons Named Vasily

Vasily Grigoryevich Zaytsev is a military person. His military service ended in 1945.


Vasily Ivanovich Chuikov is a central committee of the communist party of the soviet union.


Vasily was born on January 7th, 1895 in Suzdal. He died on February 3rd, 1955.


Vasily Smyslov was a chess player. He holds the title Grandmaster and Grandmaster (chess). Vasily was given the name Vasily Vasilyevich (Vasilievich) Smyslov on March 24th, 1921 in Moscow. He passed away on March 27th, 2010.


Vasily Alekseyev was an athlete. Vasily was born on January 7th, 1942 in Pokrovo-Shishkino, Ryazan Oblast, Russia. He breathed his last breath on November 25th, 2011.


Vasily Grossman was a writer. He was most prominent from 1934 to 1964. Vasily was given the name Iosif Solomonovich Grossman on December 12th, 1905 in Berdychiv. He passed away on September 14th, 1964.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Vasily

Zhdanov was born on January 12th, 1963 in Korochansky District.


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Fun Facts about the name Vasily

  • How Popular is the name Vasily? Vasily is the 40,593rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Vasily have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 77 babies born with the first name Vasily in the United States. That's more than enough people named Vasily 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 Vasily? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Vasily first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Vasily is Saturday, December 28th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Vasily born? The highest recorded use of the first name Vasily was in 2017 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Vasily: Your name in reverse order is Ylisav. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sviayl. How do you pronounce that?

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