Balthasar

  • Origin: Akkadian
  • Gender: boy
Akinwalere Olaleye
Feb 07, 2024 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Sep 29, 2022
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The name Balthasar can be spelled in a variety of ways. The moniker Balthasar (Magus), one of the Three Wise Men, is the most frequently used name in the west. The name Balthasar, commonly written Balthazar, Balthassar, or Baltazar, is of Akkadian origin and the meaning og Balthasar is 'Bel defends the King'. The Western church selected this name in the seventh century based on its original meaning. Eastern churches preferred other names because the Gospel of Matthew does not contain any names. The name Balthazar is sometimes associated with a tendency to exhibit extremes of material affluence. This name is also used by various fictional characters, such as Balthasar, a demonic in the film 'Constantine' played by Gavin Rossdale, and Balthasar M. Edison, a masculine person that portrayed the antagonist Krall in the 2016 film 'Star Trek: Beyond'. It is also more common on gaming websites. Balthasar is a fictional monk from 'Baldur's Gate' who would appear in the online role-playing game 'Guild Wars'. Balthazar is the god of fire and war. These are just a few instances, and the name also seems to be well-liked and popular among Greek-speaking nations.

Gender

Balthasar is most often associated with the gender: male.
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Spelling Of Balthasar

B-A-L-T-H-A-S-A-R, 9-letter male given name.

Nicknames

  • Hasar
  • Sarah

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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeEnglish Literature

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