What does the name Basil mean? The meaning of the name Basil is King. The origin of the name Basil is English. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Alternate spellings: Basel
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Name Notes: From the Greek name Basilios. Also a spice. Basil Rathbone, actor ("Sherlock Holmes").