What does Bent mean?
Bent /bent/ [1 syll.] as a boys' name. Bent's name origin is Latin, and the meaning of Bent is "blessed". Bent is an alternate spelling of Benedict (Latin): from Church Latin Benedictus. Bente is a common last name.
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.Kreatif forms: Bentbo, Bentke, Bentti. [more]
How popular is Bent?
Bent is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#7292 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Bennett (#166 a year ago), Ben (#723), Bennie, Benito and Benedict are the popular variation forms of Bent (not in Top 1000). Variants like Bennedict are seldom used. These boy names were at the height of their popularity during 1930-1939 (usage of 0.5748%) and are now much less widespread (usage 0.2222%, down 61.3%), with the versions Ben, Benedict, Bennie and Benito becoming less stylish. Bennett (#166) is the most chic baby name in this compilation, with this name having a revival in popularity. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Bent and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)