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What does Bent mean?

Bent /bent/ 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.

Associated with: blessed.


Bent has 2 variants: Bengt and Bennt.

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

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

(female) Benat, Bene, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Bennett (#166 a year ago), Ben (#723), Benedict (#1281), Benito (#1670) 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 56%), with versions like Bennie becoming somewhat outmoded. Bennett is the most chic baby name in this compilation. Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of Bent and corresponding names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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.