What does Benton mean?
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.
(male) Benden, Beton, ..
(female) Bentonnee, Bentonni, ..
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)
Charted below is the baby name history 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 #876 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
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.See names in meaning and etymology.