What does Bentley mean?
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.
How popular is Bentley?
Bentley is an uncommon first name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#814 out of 150436, 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 2 years ago) ranked in the Top 1000 are Ben (#723 2 years ago), Bentlee (#700), Bently and Lee (#701). These forms of Bentley were at the top of their popularity in 2011 (average #529) and are somewhat less conventional today (#642, ▼24%), with the versions Ben, Bently and Lee becoming less stylish. Lee has historically been the top pick of parents, though Bentley is now the most fashionable. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Brentley. Like Bentley, this name is not frequently used.