Traits associated with the name Basil:

Basil has an elegant sound to it that really closes the gap between dog and human.

Dogs named Basil tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Basil?

That you have a creative and unique sense of humor, and that you appreciate the finer things in life.

Is Basil a good dog name?

Basil has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Basil is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Basil is found in these categories:


  • Basil ranks #135 with users of
  • Basil ranks #411 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Basil ranks #1,095 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

Basil is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Basil outranks the great majority of names.

In the past week, Basil was viewed 122 times, and liked 7 times.

Most popular breeds named Basil:

  1. Dachshund
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Jack Russell Terrier
  4. Corgi
  5. Chihuahua

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Dog names like Basil:

Little Bird
The first name of agatha christie's miss marple character
Courtyard within castle walls; steward or public official.
Companion, partner; perhaps a version of the word "brother".
Gift of god
Noble, Exalted
Basil dog name meaning

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LeAnna (Georgia, United States)
The name Basil makes me thing of the herb basil, which is refreshing, and elegant
September 02, 2022

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