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The name Basil is of Greek origin, and means kingly or royal.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Basil has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Basil
Use of the Name Basil for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
9,950 1,515 0 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Basil has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Basil last appeared in the top thousand boy or girl names during 1972, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Basil
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
188057311  
18816019  
188254112  
18836868  
188457411  
188550014  
188661310  
188749013  
188841820  
188946716  
189043617  
189152512  
189240622  
189338322  
189434927  
189541622  
189632434  
189732233  
189837927  
189933828  
190036137  
190134628  
190234832  
190341323  
190432837  
190538430  
190637732  
190735239  
190836639  
190940337  
191038346  
191132370  
1912360114  
1913390119  
1914375161  
1915338243  
1916347242  
1917378222  
1918386239  
1919353262  
1920384241  
1921373265  
1922382248  
1923379247  
1924355279  
1925370258  
1926385233  
1927373246  
1928428193  
1929372239  
1930389216  
1931457153  
1932400198  
1933409174  
1934446160  
1935416176  
1936402187  
1937460146  
1938464156  
1939496134  
1940491139  
1941512133  
1942475168  
1943542133  
1944562117  
194560699  
1946593117  
1947536157  
1948629116  
1949643113  
1950654113  
1951671107  
1952685103  
1953614139  
1954678112  
1955720103  
1956715104  
195777095  
1958729103  
1959737108  
1960731111  
1961723112  
196278095  
1963761101  
196479390  
196581083  
196676092  
196784871  
196897357  
196999759  
1970    
197199866  
197299965  
Totals:  9,950 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Basil as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Basil appears in the top 1,000 boy names only 92 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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