Vasilissa Name Meaning & Origin

Vasilissa

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Lissa, Vasi, Vasiliki

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Greek ("Βασίλισσα")meaning Queen. Russian feminine form of Basil (Vasily), meaning "queen".

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St. Vasilissa, Orthodox virgin and martyr

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There are heroines named Vasilissa in two famous Russian fairy tales, the title character of "Vasilissa the Beautiful" and that of "The Water King and Vasilissa the Wise". In both, Vasilissa is of surpassing beauty, but is also wise and possessed of magic powers. There is also a lesser-known fairy tale called "The Fire-Bird, the Horse of Power, and the Princess Vasilissa" by British author Arthur Ransome.

"El ultimo viaje de Vasilissa" ("The last travel of Vasilissa"), song by Baba Llaga
Mentioned in Nikos Kourkoulis' song - Opa Opa

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