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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 "Which would you choose?".

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)