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What does Balthazar mean?

Balthazar Pronunciation of Balthazar [balt-haz-ar] as a name for boys is a Babylonian name, and the name Balthazar means "Baal protect the king". Balthazar is an alternate spelling of Balthasar (Babylonian): along with Caspar and Melchior.

Associated with: protect (defender), king.


Balthazar has 2 variants: Balthasaar and Balthazaar.

3 more related forms via Balthasar: Baltasar, Baltazar and Belshazzar.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Balthazar Ransom (B.R.), ..

How popular is Balthazar?

Balthazar is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#29964 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Baltazar is the only popular varying form of Balthazar (not ranked) appearing in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Balthasaar, are seldom used. This form of Balthazar reached the height of its popularity in 2001. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

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

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