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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) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#747 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Benton for boys (2014 statistics).
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.
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