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Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Originally a short form of names containing the Germanic element bald "bold, brave", such as BALDOVINO and TEOBALDO. In Italian it can also be short for the non-Germanic name BALDASSARE.
Other Languages & CulturesBaghdasar(Armenian) Bel-Sharra-Usur, Belshazzar(Babylonian) Belshazzar(Biblical) Baltasar(Biblical Greek) Belshatzzar(Biblical Hebrew) Baltassar(Biblical Latin) Boele, Boudewijn(Dutch) Baldwin, Theo, Theobald, Tibby(English) Baudouin, Thibault(French) Boldizsár(Hungarian) Balthasar, Baltazar, Balthazar(Judeo-Christian Legend) Tybalt(Literature) Balduíno, Teobaldo, Téo(Portuguese) Maldwyn(Welsh)

Sources & References

  • Ernst Förstemann, Altdeutsches namenbuch (1900), page 235
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