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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Favour mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Favour

User Submitted Origins

African American

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from Nigeria, the name Favour is of Nigerian origin and means "It means blessing, Grace ,it means all good thing on earth".
  • A user from United Kingdom says the name Favour is of African origin and means "Popular".
  • A submission from Nigeria says the name Favour means "God's Favour God' Gracious kindness" and is of English origin.
  • A submission from Texas, United States says the name Favour means "Gift of god" and is of African origin.

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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. An act of gracious kindness
  2. Souvenir consisting of a small gift given to a guest at a party
  3. An advantage to the benefit of someone or something
  4. An inclination to approve
  5. A feeling of favorable regard
  6. Consider as the favorite
  7. Promote over another
  8. Bestow a privilege upon
  9. Treat gently or carefully
  1. British spelling standard spelling of favor.
    I need a . Could you lend me £5 until tomorrow, please?
    Can you do me a and drop these letters in the post box?

favour was also found in the following language(s): Old French

Notable Persons Named Favour

Favour Aniekan is an athlete for the NK Krka.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Favour

He breathed his last breath in 1624.


Where is the name Favour popular?

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Popularity of Favour as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Favour U.S.
  White 88.79% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Favour

People with the last name Favour are most frequently White

Entire United States

Fun Facts about the name Favour

  • How Popular is the name Favour? Favour is the 19,140th most popular name of all time. As a last name Favour was the 152,628th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Favour have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 380 babies born with the first name Favour in the United States. That's more than enough people named Favour to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Favour? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2001 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Favour born? The highest recorded use of the first name Favour was in 2016 with a total of 36 babies.
  • Random Favour Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Favour is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Favour: Your name in reverse order is Ruovaf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Roufva. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Favour? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 107 people with the last name Favour.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Favour? Favour is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.