What does Benton mean?
Benton /ben-ton/ [2 sylls.] 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.
VariationsKreatif forms: Benben, Benbol, Beton. [more]
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. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Benton for boys. Benton entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #535 in the U.S. then, and is at #944 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
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.