What does Bentley mean?
Bentley \b(e)-nt-ley, ben-tley\ as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Bentley) is pronounced BENT-lee. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Bentley is "bent grass meadow". Place name for many places in England, and transferred use of the surname as a given name. More common for boys, but used occasionally for girls. Linked to the luxurious English cars nowadays.
Bentley is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#794 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Bentley for boys. Bentley entered the list in 2007 and reached its top rank of #75 in the U.S. in 2012, and is presently at #89. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Bentley and associated names. Popular related forms of Bentley (#89 a year ago) ranked in the Top 1000 are Ben (#723 a year ago), Bentlee (#700), Bently and Lee (#701). These boy names were at the top of their popularity in the year 2011 and have become significantly less widespread since, with the versions Ben, Bently and Lee becoming less stylish. Bentlee (#700) and Bentley (#89) are two of the more chic birth names among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Brentley. Like Bentley, this name is not frequently used.