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

Balthasar Origin and Meaning

The name Balthasar is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "God protects the king".

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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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!