Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Balthasar m. Hebrew בלשאצר, Phoenician 𐤓𐤅𐤔𐤅-𐤓𐤀𐤔-𐤕𐤀𐤋𐤀𐤁 'God protects the king'.

The traditional name of one of the three Magi. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Balthasar.

Belgium
Dutch
1585 Balthasar MPSA p. 84; 1586 Balthasar ibid. p. 84; 1587 Balthasar ibid. p. 85; 1590 Balthasar ibid. p. 86; 1591 Balthasar ibid. p. 86; 1592 Balthasar ibid. p. 87; 1595 Balthazar ibid. p. 88; 1596 Balthazar ibid. p. 89; 1597 Balthazar ibid. p. 89; 1597x1598 Baltasar BoonenGes p. 371, Balthasars (gen) ibid. p. 387; 1599 Balthazar MPSA p. 90
Denmark
Danish
1581 Baltzer KD-1 no. 362
England
Dutch
1576 Baltasar AuFr Deick; 1582 Balthazar ibid. Linden; 1583 Balthazar ibid. Linden; 1586 Baltazar ibid. Linde; 1588 Balthazar ibid. Linden; 1591 Balthasar ibid. Fabri; 1594 Balthazar ibid. Linde
Early Modern English
1549 Baltasar StAnthonlin p. 7; 1588 Baltazar DEmar-vol2 p. 16
Middle French
1574 baltasar WCS p. 10; 1576 Baltasar ibid. p. 42; 1577 baltazar ibid. p. 43; 1578 baltazar ibid. p. 44; 1579 baltasar ibid. p. 44; 1584 Baltazar ibid. p. 46, baltasar ibid. p. 46; 1587 Balthasar ibid. p. 47; 1588 Balthasar ibid. p. 48; 1589 Balthasar ibid. p. 48; 1598 Balthasar ibid. p. 52
Walloon
1583 Balcasar RWC p. 437; 1584 Balthasar ibid. p. 8
France
Latin
1378 Baltasor (gen) hanquetvol1 527, Balthasar (nom) ibid. 591
Middle French
1418 Balthasar DdB1418 p. 212, HGParis p. 386
Germany
Latin
1401 balthasar (dat) HD1401 no. 226
Early New High German
1413 Balthazar (nom) mairhofer DCXCVI; 1497 Baltasar Nurn1497 1118, Baltsar ibid. 1414; 1555 Baltisarn (dat) MHCG2 335
Italy
Latin
1464 Baldasal (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI; 1490 Baldasaris (gen) VitAs2 III, Baldassaris (gen) ibid. II; 1521 Baldasar (nom) ibid. IV, Baltasari (gen) ibid. V; 1527 Balthassar (nom) Rome1527 p. 84
Spain
Latin
1487 Balthasar (nom) carbonell-I p. 10; 1488 Baltasar (nom) ibid. p. 21, Baltasaris (gen) ibid. p. 25; 1490 Baltasaris (gen) ibid. p. 43; 1491 Baltasar (nom) ibid. p. 62, Baltasaris (gen) ibid. p. 65; 1492 Baltasaris (gen) ibid. p. 66
Catalan
1510 Baltasar valencia1510 3825, Balthasar ibid. 438
Spanish
1575 Baltasar Catalogo-5.2 3818; 1576 Baltasar ibid. 3930
Switzerland
Early New High German
1553 Balthasar (nom) MHCG2 330; 1554 Balltasar (nom) ibid. 332
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Balthasar". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2020, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2020/1/name/Balthasar.