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Benton

What does Benton mean?

Benton Pronunciation of Benton [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.

Associated with: old english, grass (meadow).

Variations

Creative forms:
(male) Benden, Beton, ..

(female) Benan, ..

Middle name pairings:
Benton Osiris (B.O.), ..

How popular is 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. Demographics)

Benton entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #535 in the U.S. then, and is at #876 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 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 names are Barton, Beacon, Beamon, Beemon, Beldon, Bellton, Belton, Benito, Benn, Benno, Benoni, Bensen, Benson, Bensson, Bently, Bertin, Berto, Bertol (see Berthold), Berton, Bevon, Bevvon (see Bevan), Beyron, Blanton, Bolton, Boston, Branton, Brendon, Brenten, Brentin, Brenton, Brentton, Breton, Bretton, Brexton, Briton, Burton, Button, Buxton, Danton, Delton, Deston, Dexton, Dunton, Felton, Fenton, Glenton, Jenson, Keaton, Keeton, Kelton, Kendon, Kennon, Kentan (see Kenton), Kentin, Kenton, Kenyon, Leyton, Linton, Manton, Mentor, Merton, Newton, Peyton, Rexton, Seaton, Seeton, Sefton, Seton, Tanton, Trenton, Vinton, Weston, Wynton and Zenon. These names tend to be less commonly used than Benton.

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