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What does Bent mean?

Bent Pronunciation of Bent [bent] as a boys' name is a Latin name, and the meaning of Bent is "blessed". Bent is an alternate spelling of Benedict (Latin): from Church Latin Benedictus.

Associated with: blessed.


Bent has 2 variants: Bengt and Bennt.

8 more related forms via Benedict: Ben, Bendict, Benito, Bennet, Bennett, Bennie, Bennito and Benoit.

Creative forms:
(male) Bant, Bint, ..

(female) Benat, Bene, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bent Brandt (B.B.), ..

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. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Bennett (#153 a year ago), Ben (#740), Benedict (#1209), Benito (#1742) and Bennie are the popular variation forms of Bent (not in Top 2000). Other variants, like Bengt, are seldom used. These relations of Bent were at the height of their popularity a century ago (adoption of 0.4%) and are now much less conventional (adoption 0.2%, down 54%), with versions like Bennie becoming somewhat outmoded. Bennett is the most chic baby name in this compilation. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 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 names are Ban, Bane, Bank, Bart, Bat, Beal, Bear, Beaty, Beau, Beck, Beda, Bede, Bell, Benet, Benett, Benji, Benjy, Benn, Benne, Benno, Benny, Bently, Benton, Berg, Berk, Berl, Bern, Bernd, Berndt, Berne, Bernet, Bernt, Berny, Bert, Berto, Berty, Bev, Bing, Binh, Bond, Boni, Boot, Brant, Bren, Brendt, Brenn, Brennt (see Brent), Brent, Brentt, Bret, Brett, Brit, Bryent, Burt, Hunt, Kennt, Kent, Quent and Trent. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bent.

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