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Gender: M Meaning of Balthasar: "God protects the king" Origin of Balthasar: Greek

Balthasar was one of the biblical Three Kings who visited the infant Jesus, also used by Shakespeare and in the oil-rich Getty family; offbeat and intriguing. Balthazar is another, equally appropriate spelling.

Famous People Named Balthasar

Balthasar Denner (1685-1749), German portrait painter
Balthasar Gerards, assassin of William the Silent
Balthasar Klossowski, French modern artist (better known as Balthus)

Pop Culture References for the name Balthasar

Balthasar, character in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"

Balthasar's International Variations

Baltasaru (French) Baltasar (Spanish) Balthazar, Belshazzar (Hebrew) Baldassare (Italian)