Basil is a gender-neutral name and is of Greek origin. It can be used for both girls and boys. It means royal, king, brave and fearless. Though a unisex name, this name is trendier as a boy’s name than as a girl’s. The name is in the top 1000 of U.S birth chart of the year 1971 and not in the top 1000 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names.
Basil can be used for both boys and girls.