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Boy Name: Balthasar

Name: Balthasar
Pronunciation: \b(a)-ltha-sar, bal-thasar\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: Baal protect the king
Origin: Babylonian
Related Names: Melchior
Variant forms: Baldassare, Baltasar, Baltazar, Balthasaar, Balthazaar, Balthazar, Balto, Belshazzar

Description

Balthasar \b(a)-ltha-sar, bal-thasar\ as a boy's name is of Babylonian origin, and the meaning of Balthasar is "Baal protect the king". Along with Caspar and Melchior, one of the three wise men who brought gifts to the baby Jesus, though they are not named in the Bible. The name is a variant of the biblical king Belshazzar. Baldassare is the Italian form. Actor Balthazar Getty.

Balthasar has 8 variant forms: Baldassare, Baltasar, Baltazar, Balthasaar, Balthazaar, Balthazar, Balto and Belshazzar.

For more information, see also the related name Melchior.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Balthasar.

Popularity

Balthasar is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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