Baldur
NamePopularityRelated NamesRelatedNamesakesWebsitesRatingsComments
Filter:
User comments for Baldur

Key: Meaning/History Usage Pronunciation Famous Bearer Personal Impression Other

Comments are left by users of this website. They are not checked for accuracy.

Pronounced BAHL-door. [noted -ed]
-- JHK  9/2/2006
Very rare in Germany. The name is considered extremely old fashioned.
-- JHK  9/2/2006
I first heard the name years ago, reading about Norse mythology. I've always loved it. I'm not sure why, this name just really struck me. It's a very strong name. I have to say though I do like this spelling much better than "Balder."
-- TheCheshireKat  12/3/2008
Makes me think bladder.
-- Ranchie  6/29/2011
Baldur Ágústsson is an Icelandic businessman, who ran for president of Iceland in 2004 and 2016. Baldur started his career as a wireless operator on board a fishing boat, and later became an air traffic controller at Reykjavík Airport. Meanwhile, he set up Iceland´s first security firm, Varði. In the early 2000s he lived in Britain where he was engaged in real estate business. He was the main challenger against incumbent Olafur Ragnar Grimsson in the 2004 Icelandic presidential election where he got 12.5% of the vote. It was only the second time a sitting president had been challenged and the first time a challenger got more than 6% of the vote.
In May 2016 he announced his decision to run for president once more aiming to "restore respect for the presidency, to promote a better service to the sick, the elderly and the disabled, to promote friendship with foreign nations and operate the presidency within the framework of the budget."
-- lilolaf  6/7/2016

 Add a Comment