Diminutive of Basil: Royal. Kingly. St Basil the fantastic ended up being Bishop of Caesarea in latter 1 / 2 of the 4th century. This name ended up being introduced into west European countries by the Crusaders. Derived from the exact same Greek word as plant title basil.
Name Origin: Greek
Name Gender: Male
But even before the conquest by Alexander the Bithynians appear to have asserted their independence, and successfully maintained it under two native princes, Bas and Zipoetes, the last of whom transmitted his power to his son Nicomedes I., the first to assume the title of king.