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What does Belshazzar mean?

Belshazzar Pronunciation of Belshazzar [bels-haz-zar] as a boys' name is a Babylonian name, and the meaning of Belshazzar is "Baal protect the king". Belshazzar is an alternate spelling of Balthasar (Babylonian): along with Caspar and Melchior. See also Zarek.

Associated with: protect (defender), king.


2 related forms via Balthasar: Balthazaar and Balthazar.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Belshazzar Toby (B.T.), ..

How popular is Belshazzar?

Belshazzar is an uncommonly occurring first name for males. Belshazzar is also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Zarek is the only prominent varying form of Belshazzar (not in Top 2000) listed in the Top 2000. This form of Belshazzar reached the apex of its popularity 16 years ago. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Baltasar, Baltazar, Balthasaar (see Balthasar), Elazar, Eleazar, Eliazar and Yishachar. Like Belshazzar, these names are not frequently used.

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