Bentley

Bentley - A unique male name



  Dec 10,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Bentley, meaning meadow with coarse grass, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1930 on position #1633. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Bentley and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Bentley? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Bentley. The baby boy name Bentley was given to 5,830 baby boys in 2012, ranking #75 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 281 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Bentley peaked in popularity 7 years ago in 2011 on position 75.



Famous with this name

Wes Bentley
Diana Bentley
Dana Bentley


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Bentley is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Bentley is currently topping the baby name charts in West Virginia at position #3 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #270.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Bentley is where you live.


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Bentley origin and meaning

Bentley is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means meadow with coarse grass. To see famous people named Bentley, pop culture references for the name Bentley and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Bentley

We've found the following names that sound similar to Bentley, sorted by popularity.

Bently / Bentlee / Bentlie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201275
201175
2010100
2009505
2008941
20071072
20061138
20051172
20041556
20032035
20021677
20012389
20003072
19993281
19933144
19903030
19872533
19791615
19651374
19641593
19631309
19621012
19611122
19601417
19591262
19581464
19301633

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
West Virginia3
South Dakota11
Kentucky11
Oklahoma13
Arkansas14
Maine15
Iowa19
Tennessee20
Vermont20
Mississippi23
Louisiana26
Montana27
Indiana28
Alabama28
Missouri29
North Dakota30
Ohio32
Kansas35
Nebraska38
Wisconsin41
Idaho42
New Hampshire47
South Carolina50
Michigan55
Georgia55
Minnesota60
Oregon61
Utah63
North Carolina65
Pennsylvania67
Wyoming68
Florida76
Virginia79
Illinois80
Washington80
Maryland94
Colorado104
Nevada116
Arizona122
New Mexico123
Alaska125
Rhode Island126
Texas130
Massachusetts132
New York151
Delaware158
Hawaii168
California208
Connecticut218
New Jersey270

Even more about Bentley


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Bentley a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Bentley?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2011
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Bentley
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 281
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1930
2012 births +5,830

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