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Balfour meaning and name origin
Balfour \b(a)-lfour, bal-four\ as a boy's name is of Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Balfour is "grazing land". Also the name of a town in northern Scotland. In Robert Louis Stevenson's "Kidnapped", David Balfour is the young, idealistic hero. The Balfour Declaration of 1917 was a declaration of British support for its limited Jewish settlement in Palestine. It was named for its author, British Foreign Secretary Arthur James Balfour, and Balfour was occasionally used as a given name in Israel afterward.
Balfour has 4 variant forms: Balfer, Balfor, Balfore and Ballfour.
Baby names that sound like Balfour are Bolivar and Bolevar.
Popularity of Balfour
Balfour is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#14692 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Balfour for boys. (2010 statistics) Compare Balfour with its variant forms and related boy baby names.