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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
Entry updated July 11, 2018   Contribute