First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Basel mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Basel

User Submitted Origins


User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Syrian Arab Republic says the name Basel means "Brave strong warrior".
  2. A user from China says the name Basel is of Arabic origin and means "Couragous, Brave, Angry warrior".
  3. A user from Palestinian Territory says the name Basel means "Courageous, Brave".
  4. 2 people from the United States and Canada agree the name Basel is of Arabic origin and means "Brave".
  5. According to a user from New Jersey, U.S., the name Basel is of Arabic origin and means "Used to describe a strong warrior(s). Example: the israeli army was no match to the Basel warriors ".
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  1. A city in northwestern Switzerland
  1. A city in Switzerland.
  2. A former canton of Switzerland.

Basel was also found in the following language(s): Danish, German, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Basel

Notable Persons Named Basel

Basel Ghattas

Basel was born on March 23rd, 1956 in Nazareth.

Basel Abdulfattakh

Basel Abdulfattakh is a soccer player for the FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, FC Krylia Sovetov Samara, FC Yenisey Krasnoyarsk, FC Chernomorets Novorossiysk, FC Dynamo Saint Petersburg, and Russia national under-21 football team. Basel was born on March 6th, 1990 in Saint Petersburg.

Basel Rajoub

Basel Rajoub is a jazz, arabic music, arabesque (turkish music), saxophone, and middle eastern music arranger, saxophone, and composer. His career lasted from 2005 to 2005. Basel was born Basel Rajoub in 1981.

Basel Samih

Basel Samih is a soccer player for the Al-Mesaimeer Sports Club, Al Sadd SC, Al-Arabi SC (Qatar), Al-Khor Sports Club, Al Ahli SC (Doha), and El Jaish SC. Basel was born on June 17th, 1981 in Qatar.

Basel Al Ali

Basel Al Ali is a soccer player for the Al-Wahda SC Damascus, Nawair SC, Shabab Al-Ordon Club, Al-Najma, Al-Faisaly SC (Amman), Al-Nahda Club (Saudi Arabia), and Syria national under-23 football team. Basel was born on January 1st, 1982 in Syria.

Basel Saleh

Basel Saleh is an athlete for the Al Khoyol FC.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Basel

Notable Persons With the Last Name Basel

Del B

Del B is an afro pop music, hip hop music, african popular music, rhythm, and blues singer, songwriter, record producer, sound engineer, and audio engineer. He was most active from 2006 to 2006. Del was given the name Ayodele Basel in Kano. Del is also known as Del B.

Alfred Basel

Alfred was born on March 23rd, 1876 in Vienna. He died on January 24th, 1920.

Edgar Basel

Edgar was born in 1930. He breathed his last breath in 1977.

Marzia Basel

Marzia was born in 1968 in Kabul.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Basel U.S.
  White 90.99% 64.26%
  African American 2.02% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.27% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.93% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.79% 16.26%

Of Last Name Basel

People with the last name Basel are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Basel

  • How Popular is the name Basel? Basel is the 17,149th most popular name of all time. As a last name Basel was the 21,878th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Basel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 483 babies born with the first name Basel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Basel 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 Basel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Basel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Basel is Wednesday, September 1st, 1886.
  • What year had the most people named Basel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Basel was in 2000 with a total of 21 babies.
  • Random Basel Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Basel is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Basel: The name spelled backwards is Lesab. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Lbsae. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Basel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,187 people with the last name Basel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Basel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Basel as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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