What does Balthasar mean?
Balthasar \b(a)-ltha-sar, bal-thasar\ as a boys' 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. Actor Balthazar Getty.
For more information, see also the related boy name Melchior.
Balthasar is an unusual given name for men but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#141788 out of 150436, Top 94%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Balthasar for boys. Balthasar has yet to make it into the list so far. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)