Name day celebration for over 600,000 Romanians on St. Basil feast
Available nationwide statistics show that most Romanian women having St. Basil as their spiritual patron bear the name of Vasilica (86,880), Vasilca (2180), Sica (627) and Vasila (983). Of men, 504,227 bear the name of Vasile, in reverence to the great Archbishop of Caesarea, and 20,032 bear the diminutive form of Vasilica. Fewer are named Vasilache (29), Silica (235), Sile (429), Vasile (67), Sica (421).