Gender: Masculine
Origin: Berber
Meaning: unknown

The name is a Berber name of ancient origins but of uncertain meaning. This was the original name of the Spanish island of Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera, which lies off the coast of Morocco.

The name was borne by a few Amazigh kings, the most notable being, Badis the Hammadit.

As of 2009, Badis was the 443rd most popular male name in France.