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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Balder

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bal"der
The most beautiful and beloved of the gods; the god of peace; the son of Odin and Freya.

Etymology: Icel. Baldr, akin to E. bold

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (Norse mythology) god of light and peace and noted for his beauty and sweet nature; son of Odin and Frigg and husband of Nanna; killed by Hoth

balder was also found in the following language(s): Danish

Notable Persons Named Balder

Balder Odinson is a comics character.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Balder

Artur Balder is a writer, director, and screenwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 1998. Artur was born Artur Balder on August 14th, 1974 in Alicante, Spain.


Robert was born in 1969.


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Popularity of Balder as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Balder U.S.
  White 94.61% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Balder

People with the last name Balder are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Balder

  • How Popular is the name Balder? As a last name Balder was the 47,614th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Balder first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Balder is Thursday, September 30th, 1886.
  • How unique is the name Balder? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Balder. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Balder: Your name in reverse order is Redlab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Abrdle. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Balder? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 445 people with the last name Balder.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Balder? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Balder as their last name since less than 1 person in 667k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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