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 (#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 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 2011 (usage of 0.4702%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.3574%, down 24%), 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.