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What does Benton mean?

Benton \b(e)-nton, ben-ton\ as a boys' 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 men (#1175 out of 1220, Top 96%) and an even more popular last name for both adults and children (#851 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Benton for boys. Benton reached its apex rank of #535 in the U.S. then, and is at #944 currently. (2014 Birth 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 alike in pronunciation 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.