Bentley

First Name
39k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
40k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bentley

"Bentley" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the bent-grass field". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Wiktionary

Originally a Sussex habitational name, the word "leag" or "ley" meaning field in Anglo-Saxon. Hence, "bent field", see also Bentham.

  1. An English habitational surname​.

Named after the founder of Bentley Motors, WO Bentley.

  1. A motor car manufactured by this company

    Notable Persons Named Bentley

    Bentley Mitchum is an actor, film director, and screenwriter. He has had major accomplishments since 1985. Bentley was born on February 22nd, 1967 in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.

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    Bentley Little is a horror fiction writer. Bentley was born in Arizona.

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    Judge was given the name Bentley Kassal on February 28th, 1917.

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    Bentley Kyle Evans is a writer, producer, director, and screenwriter. He was most prominent from 1992 to present. Bentley was born on August 10th, 1966 in Alameda County, California, US.

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    Bentley was born on March 7th, 1883. He died on January 13th, 1955.

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    Bentley was born on May 1st, 1886. He passed away on April 5th, 1963.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Bentley

    Wes Bentley is an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1995. Wes was given the name Wesley Cook Bentley on September 4th, 1978 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, U.S.

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    Dierks Bentley is a country music and bluegrass music musician. He was most active from 2003 to present. Dierks was given the name Frederick Dierks Bentley on November 20th, 1975 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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    Samantha was born on October 8th, 1987 in South London.

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    Derek was born on June 30th, 1933 in Bristol. He died on January 28th, 1953.

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    David Bentley is a soccer player for the Arsenal F.C., Norwich City F.C., Blackburn Rovers F.C., Tottenham Hotspur F.C., Birmingham City F.C., West Ham United F.C., FC Rostov, England national under-21 football team, England national football B team, and England national football team. David was born on August 27th, 1984 in Peterborough, England.

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    His military service ended in 1975. Robert was born on February 3rd, 1943 in Columbiana, Alabama.

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    How popular is the baby name Bentley in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
    1890 6 0 6
    1911 9 0 9
    1913 6 0 6
    1914 5 0 5
    1915 6 0 6
    1916 15 0 15
    1917 14 0 14
    1918 14 0 14
    1919 14 0 14
    1920 11 0 11
    1921 15 0 15
    1922 13 0 13
    1923 12 0 12
    1924 16 0 16
    1925 16 0 16
    1926 18 0 18
    1927 17 0 17
    1928 8 0 8
    1929 12 0 12
    1930 15 0 15
    1931 8 0 8
    1932 10 0 10
    1933 14 0 14
    1934 10 0 10
    1935 11 0 11
    1936 13 0 13
    1937 8 0 8
    1938 9 0 9
    1939 10 0 10
    1940 14 0 14
    1941 20 0 20
    1942 19 0 19
    1943 10 0 10
    1944 14 0 14
    1945 9 0 9
    1946 16 0 16
    1947 16 0 16
    1948 14 0 14
    1949 7 0 7
    1950 10 0 10
    1951 9 0 9
    1952 17 0 17
    1953 15 0 15
    1954 16 0 16
    1955 13 0 13
    1956 18 0 18
    1957 10 0 10
    1958 41 0 41
    1959 46 0 46
    1960 43 0 43
    1961 65 0 65
    1962 67 0 67
    1963 42 0 42
    1964 50 0 50
    1965 29 0 29
    1966 32 0 32
    1967 27 0 27
    1968 21 0 21
    1969 24 0 24
    1970 25 0 25
    1971 20 0 20
    1972 17 0 17
    1973 16 0 16
    1974 18 0 18
    1975 11 0 11
    1976 22 0 22
    1977 16 0 16
    1978 21 0 21
    1979 23 0 23
    1980 22 0 22
    1981 18 0 18
    1982 29 0 29
    1983 20 0 20
    1984 18 0 18
    1985 32 0 32
    1986 32 7 25
    1987 33 6 27
    1988 44 13 31
    1989 42 8 34
    1990 35 9 26
    1991 34 8 26
    1992 37 13 24
    1993 34 8 26
    1994 38 11 27
    1995 40 10 30
    1996 43 16 27
    1997 54 20 34
    1998 47 16 31
    1999 63 20 43
    2000 66 27 39
    2001 114 40 74
    2002 106 36 70
    2003 118 37 81
    2004 146 45 101
    2005 186 56 130
    2006 246 76 170
    2007 276 81 195
    2008 309 93 216
    2009 666 144 522
    2010 4,000 232 3,768 #100 boy name
    2011 5,853 287 5,566 #75 boy name
    2012 6,114 247 5,867 #75 boy name
    2013 5,585 214 5,371 #81 boy name
    2014 4,930 177 4,753 #89 boy name
    2015 4,488 184 4,304 #93 boy name
    2016 4,175 149 4,026 #100 boy name

    Where is the name Bentley popular?

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    Popularity of Bentley as a first name

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    Popularity of Bentley as a last name

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    Common last names for Bentley

    • Smith
    • Brown
    • Johnson
    • Williams

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Bentley U.S.
      White 82.48% 64.26%
      African American 12.38% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.46% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 1.87% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Bentley

    People with the last name Bentley are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Bentley

    • What name lists does Bentley rank for?
    • How Popular is the name Bentley? Bentley is the 1,149th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Bentley was the 100th most popular name. As a last name Bentley was the 862nd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Bentley have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 39,351 babies born with the first name Bentley in the United States. That's more than enough people named Bentley to occupy the territory of Sint Maarten (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 37,429 (as of January 1, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Bentley? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1890 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Bentley first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Bentley is Sunday, March 1st, 1874.
    • What year had the most people named Bentley born? The highest recorded use of the first name Bentley was in 2012 with a total of 5,867 babies. That's a lot of babies named Bentley!
    • Random Bentley Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Bentley ranks 21st in popularity as a baby boy's name in Montana. Imagine that, 32 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 2011.
    • Weird things about the name Bentley: Your name in reverse order is Yeltneb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ebteyln. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Bentley? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 40,193 people with the last name Bentley.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bentley? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 14 of them will have Bentley as their last name.

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    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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