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What does Bently mean?

Bently Pronunciation of Bently [bent-ly] as a name for boys (also used less regularly as girls' name Bently) has its root in Old English, and the name Bently means "bent grass meadow". Bently is a version of Bentley (Old English).

Associated with: old english, grass (meadow).


Bently has 3 variants: Bentlea, Bentlee and Bentlie.

1 more related form via Bentley: Ben.

Creative forms:
(male) Bentby, Bondly, ..

(female) Bentna, Bentti, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bently Alec (B.A.), ..

How popular is Bently?

Bently is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#34399 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Bently entered the list in 2010 and reached its highest position of #577 in the U.S. in the year 2011, and is at #1273 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Ben (#740 in recent rankings), Bentlee (#755) and Bentley (#93) are the prominent variation forms of Bently (#1273 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Bentlea, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Bently was well-received less than a decade ago (average #508) and is somewhat lower today (#715, 27.7% less usage), with versions such as Ben becoming less stylish. Ben is the steady favorite, although Bentlee appears to be gaining popularity too.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Ainsly, Ansly, Bartle, Beal, Bealle, Beals, Beasly, Beatie, Beatty, Beaty, Bedell, Beechy, Bell, Benett, Bengt, Benjee, Benjey, Benji, Benjy, Benne, Bennie, Benno, Bennt, Benny, Benoni, Benson, Bent, Benton, Berilo, Berkley, Berle, Bernal, Bernald, Bernold (see Bernal), Bernt, Berny, Berry, Bertell (see Berthold), Bertle, Berto, Bertol (see Berthold), Bertoll (see Berthold), Berton, Berty, Beverly, Billy, Binky, Bly, Bonamy, Brauly, Brawly, Brenley (see Brinley), Brentan, Brentley, Brently, Brentt, Brentyn, Brily (see Briley), Brindly, Brinly, Bryly (see Briley), Denly, Gentry, Hanly, Headly, Huntly, Kealy, Kelly, Kenly, Kinsly, Lesly, Lindly, Linly, Penly and Wheatly. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bently.

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