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What does Bentley mean?

Bentley /bent-ley/ 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.

Associated with: old english, england, surname

Variations

Bentley has 6 variants: Ben, Bentlea, Bentlee, Bentlie, Bently and Lee.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Beirley, Benley, ..

(female) Bentel, Bentla, ..

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)

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

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Bentley for boys. Bentley entered the list in 1890-1899 and reached its top rank of #75 in the U.S. in 2012, and is presently at #89. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bentley name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bentley outside U.S.

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 2000 are Ben (#723 a year ago), Bentlee (#700), Bently (#1191) and Lee (#701). These forms of Bentley were at the top of their popularity a century ago (median #1219) and have become significantly less conventional since (#680, 54%), with versions such as Lee becoming less stylish. Bentlee and Bentley are two of the more chic birth names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bentley, Ben, Bentlee, Bently, Lee in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bentley, Ben, Lee outside U.S.

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE BENTLEY

Recommended names are Annsley, Atley, Aynsley, Bailey, Baley, Barkley, Bartle, Bartlet, Bartley, Baxley, Bayley, Beale, Beasley, Beaty, Beiler, Benet, Benjee, Benjey, Bennet, Benny, Bensen, Benssen (see Benson), Bent, Benton, Berkeley, Berklee, Berkley, Berle, Bertel, Bertie, Bertle, Beverley, Birkley, Birley, Bosley, Branley, Brantley, Brawley, Brenley (see Brinley), Brenten, Brentley, Brently, Briley, Brinley, Buckley, Butler, Byrley, Denbey, Denley, Finley, Hanley, Hartley, Headley, Hedley, Henley, Hernley, Huntley, Kealey, Kenley, Kinsley, Langley, Lesley, Lindley, Lynley, Manley, Penley, Pennley, Ransley, Redley, Webley, Wesley, Westbey, Westley, Whitley and Yantsey (see Yancy). These names tend to be more frequently used than Bentley.


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