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What does Bently mean?

Bently Pronunciation of Bently as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Bently) has its root in Old English, and the name Bently means "bent grass meadow". Bently is a version of Bentley (Old English).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, grass (meadow)


VARIANTS Bentlie, Bentlee, Bentlea




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How popular is Bently?

Bently is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#34399 out of 150436, Top 23%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Bently entered the list in 2010 and reached its highest position of #577 in the U.S. in the year 2011, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bently name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bently outside U.S.

Which version is better?

Ben (#692 IN RECENT RANKINGS), Bentlee (#893) and Bentley (#121) are the prominent variation forms of Bently appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Bentlea, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Bently was well-received a decade ago (AVERAGE #508) and is somewhat lower today (#926, 42.3% LESS USAGE), with versions such as Ben becoming less stylish.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bently, Ben, Bentlee, Bentley in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ben, Bentley outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike names are Ainsly, Ansly, Bartle, Beal, Bealle, Beals, Beasly, Beatie, Beatty, Beaty, Bedell, Beechy, Bell, Benett, Bengt, Benjee, Benjey, Benji, Benjy, Benne, Bennie, Benno, Bennt, Benny, Benoni, Benson, Bent, Benton, Berilo, Berkley, Berle, Bernal, Bernald, Bernold (see Bernal), Bernt, Berny, Berry, Bertell (see Berthold), Bertle, Berto, Bertol (see Berthold), Bertoll (see Berthold), Berton, Berty, Beverly, Billy, Binky, Bly, Bonamy, Brauly, Brawly, Brenley (see Brinley), Brentan, Brentley, Brently, Brentt, Brentyn, Brily (see Briley), Brindly, Brinly, Bryly (see Briley), Denly, Gentry, Hanly, Headly, Huntly, Kealy, Kelly, Kenly, Kinsly, Lesly, Lindly, Linly, Penly and Wheatly. These names tend to be more frequently used than Bently.

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