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Meaning and name origin

Benton \b(e)-nton, ben-ton\ as a boy's name is pronounced BEN-ten. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Benton is "town in the bent grass". Place name. Artist Thomas Hart Benton; film director Robert Benton.


Benton is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1175 out of 1220, Top 96%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#747 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Benton for boys. Benton reached its highest rank of #535 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Benton name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Benton is also pronounced similarly to Boynton. Other suggested similar baby names are Belton, Benson, Berton, Brenton, Fenton, Kenton and Renton. These names tend to be less commonly used than Benton.