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What does Balthasar mean?

Balthasar Pronunciation of Balthasar [balthasar] 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.

Associated with: protect (defender), king, wise, gifts.


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

Affiliated boy name: Melchior.

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Middle name pairings:
Balthasar Colter (B.C.), ..

How popular is Balthasar?

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. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only prominent variation form of Balthasar (not ranked) is Baltazar. Adoption of this relation of Balthasar reached its apex 14 years ago. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Baltazar in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Balthasar and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Baldemar, Baldomar, Bartalan, Barthram (see Bartram), Eleasar (see Eleazar) and Ithamar. Like Balthasar, these names are not commonly used.

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