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

The name Balthasar is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "God protects the king". Balthasar and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quick Question Thread?!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Balthasar

Balthasar Charles, Prince of Asturias, Crown Prince of Spain
Balthasar Denner, German painter
Balthasar Klossowski aka Balthus, French modern artist
(Johann) Balthasar Neumann, German architect
Balthasar Beschey, Flemish painter
Balthasar van den Bossche, Flemish painter
Balthasar Bekker, Dutch minister and theologian whose writings helped end witch trials
Balthasar Hubmaier, German Anabaptist leader
Balthasar Glättli, Swiss politician
Balthasar Ferdinand Moll, Austrian sculptor
Balthasar Gerards, assassin of William the Silent

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)


danirose01 Says:


This is a family name on my husband's mom's side... they have like a dozen Balthasars in their family tree for generations. We have half-seriously discussed "bringing back Balthasar" but probably only as a middle name. It's kinda cool, NGL.

EW314 Says:


Like it a lot, as a middle.

Zelliew Says:


It's a strong sounding name but it's too much to saddle a baby with

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


This is going on my "use for a character" list!