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What does Bent mean?

Bent \b(e)-nt\ as a boys' name. Bent's name origin is Latin, and the meaning of Bent is "blessed". Bent is a variation of Benedict (Latin): from Church Latin Benedictus. Rare as a name for babies.


Bent has 2 variants: Bengt and Bennt.

Bent has 20 more related forms via Benedict: Ben, Bendick, Bendict, Benedetto, Benedick, Benedicto, Benedictos, Benedictus, Benedikt, Benedikte, Benicio, Benito, Bennedict, Bennedikt, Bennet, Bennett, Bennie, Bennito, Benoit and Venedictos.


Bent is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#8004 out of 88799, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Bent and corresponding names. Bennett (#166 a year ago), Ben (#723), Bennie, Benito and Benedict are the popular variation forms of Bent (#unlisted) appearing in the Top 1000. This boy name was at the height of its popularity during the years 1930-1939 and is now much less widespread, with the versions Ben, Bennie, Benedict and Benito becoming less stylish. Bennett (#166) is the most chic baby name in this compilation, with this name having a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ben, Benedict, Benito, Bennett, Bennie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ben outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Benet, Benett, Benn, Bernt, Bert, Bond, Brent and Kent. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bent.