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).
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.