Balin Name Meaning & Origin
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Can also be spelled Balen or Balon
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The name was used in Arthurian legend by Sir Thomas Malory as the name of one of King Arthur's valiant knights.
The name was later used by J.R.R. Tolkien in The Hobbit for one of the dwarves. He took the name from a catalogue of dwarves in the Poetic Edda. The meaning of the name is uncertain.
Balin is the name of a monkey king in the Hindu epic, "The Ramayama".
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Arthurian knight Sir Balin, "The Knight with Two Swords," from Thomas Malory's "Morte d'Arthur"
Balin - He was a Dwarf leader, the son of Fundin and elder brother of Dwalin. Balin was among the dwarves who travelled with Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf in the Quest of Erebor, which the plot of The Hobbit centers around.