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Origin and Meaning of Balthazar

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  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Balthazar means "God save the King".
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  1. (New Testament) one of the three sages from the east who came bearing gifts for the infant Jesus

From Latin Balthasar, equivalent of the English biblical Belshazzar. From Hebrew "bēlšaṣṣar", attested in the Tanakh and the Old Testament (Daniel, 5:1), from Akkadian [script needed] (bēl-šarra-uṣṣur, literally “May Bel protect the king”).

  1. A name ascribed to one of the Magi.
  2. (biblical) a Babylonian king mentioned in the Book of Daniel
  3. A male given name.
  4. A very large wine bottle with the capacity of about 12 liters, equivalent to 16 standard bottles.

Notable Persons Named Balthazar

Balthazar Getty is an actor and musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1989 to present. Balthazar was given the name Paul Balthazar Getty by his parent John Paul Getty III on January 22nd, 1975 in Tarzana, California, U.S.


Balthazar P. Melick was a merchant, bank, and banker. His career lasted from 1783 to 1831. Balthazar was born on October 26th, 1770 in Lebanon Township, New Jersey. Balthazar is also known as Baltus". He breathed his last breath on November 20th, 1835.


His military service ended in 1764.


Balthazar was born in 1941.


Balthazar was born on September 27th, 1902 in Antwerp.


Balthazar was born on July 17th, 1840 in Cambridge. He died on February 3rd, 1913.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Balthazar

Brian is also known as Balthaser and Brian.


Nic Balthazar is a film director, television, and radio presenter. Nic was born on July 24th, 1964 in Ghent, Belgium.


Marco Balthazar is a soccer player for the Esporte Clube Cruzeiro, Pedrabranca Futebol Clube, Servette FC, FC Lausanne-Sport, and Sociedade Esportiva e Recreativa Caxias do Sul. Marco was born on May 14th, 1983 in Porto Alegre. Marco is also known as Balthazar and Marco.


Lucie was born on January 15th, 1958.


Lajos was born on June 30th, 1921 in Budapest. He breathed his last breath on February 1st, 1995.


Kariym Balthazar is an athlete for the Point Fortin Civic F.C.


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Popularity of Balthazar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Balthazar U.S.
  White 25.90% 64.26%
  African American 57.49% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.98% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.87% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.04% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 10.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Balthazar

People with the last name Balthazar are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Balthazar

  • How Popular is the name Balthazar? Balthazar is the 33,029th most popular name of all time. As a last name Balthazar was the 26,630th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Balthazar have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 129 babies born with the first name Balthazar in the United States. That's more than enough people named Balthazar to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Balthazar? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Balthazar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Balthazar is Tuesday, February 3rd, 1885.
  • What year had the most people named Balthazar born? The highest recorded use of the first name Balthazar was in 2017 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Random Balthazar Factoid: According to the 2013 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Balthazar is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2013.
  • Weird things about the name Balthazar: Your name in reverse order is Razahtlab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Hlabartaz. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Balthazar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 915 people with the last name Balthazar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Balthazar? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Balthazar as their last name since less than 1 person in 323k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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