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The name was also borne by two Byzantine emperors. It was laterintroduced into Western Europe by the returning Crusaders and subsequentlyadopted by English speakers in the Middle Ages.It means in Valiant and Brave in Arabic.
The name Basil (royal, kingly), has origins from the male Greek name Vassilios (Greek: female which first appeared during the Hellenistic period. It is derived from basileus a Greek word of pre-Hellenic origin meaning king , from which words such as basilica and basilisk (via Latin), as well as the eponymous herb (via Old French) derive, and the name of the Italian region Basilicata, which had been long under the rule of the Byzantine Emperor.
Basil Name also appears in following Origin(s): Greek, Arabic, English
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was an Australian sportsman who represented the England national rugby union team and played first-class cricket with Oxford University. Travers, a Shore old boy, moved from Australia to England in 1940 to study on a Rhodes Scholarship. He was capped six times in total for England, the first in the 1947 Five Nations Championship, which England were joint winners of, where he played in their games against both Ireland and Wales. Once leaving England, Travers was the Headmaster of the Sydney Church of England Grammar School from 1959 to 1984. An Australian Schoolboys rugby trophy has been named in his honour, called the BH Travers Shield.
is an American musician, video artist, actress and choreographer.Toni Basil appeared in the 1964 concert film The T.A.M.I. Show and was quite prominent in the film as one of the go-go dancers. Basil's recording career began in 1966 with a single for A&M Records, the title song from the film Breakaway (an early form of a music video in black and white of this song with Antonia Christina Basilotta aka "Toni Basil" undressing and dancing was made by artist Bruce Conner), backed with "I'm 28" (an obscure Graham Gouldman song).