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Origin of the name BALTHASAR.
Etymology of the name BALTHASAR.
Meaning of the baby name BALTHASAR.


BALTHASAR.  A name invented for one of the three Magi, possibly meaning "Bel's prince."

... Balthasar may be an imitation of Daniel's Chaldean name of Belteshazzar (Bel's prince).  Some make it the old Persian Beltshazzar (war council, or prince of splendour).  It is not unlike the Slavonic Beli-tzar, or White-prince, called at Constantinople Belisarius; but indeed it is probably a fancy name invented at a period when bad Latin and rude Teutonic were being mixed up to make modern languages, and the Lingua Franca of the East was ringing in the ears of pilgrims.  However invented, Balthasar flourished much in Italy, and in the Slavonic countries, and very nearly came to the crown in Spain.  Usage: English, German. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Also see Gaspar and Melchior.


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