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Gender: Male Meaning of Benton: "bent grass enclosure" Origin of Benton: English surname and place name Benton's Popularity in 2017: #916

The name Benton is a boy's name of English origin meaning "bent grass enclosure". Benton is ranked #916 on our popularity charts and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boys Makeover- Two Middles".

From the experts:

Benton is an old English surname of a type usually given to local landowners. It is also recorded in early records as Beneton and Bentune. Benton newly returned to the Social Security list in 2011 after a forty-plus year absence, perhaps as a fresh route to Ben.

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Famous People Named Benton

(George Henry) Benton Fletcher, collector of early keyboard instruments, social worker, and archaeologist.
(James) Benton Flippen, American fiddler
Benton Jennings, American actor
Benton Jay "Ben" Hall, U.S. Representative from Iowa
Benton Johnson, American sociologist
Benton J. Underwood, American psychologist
Benton J. Campbell, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York
Benton MacKaye, American forester, planner and conservationist
Benton McMillin, American politician and diplomat
Benton Charles Crider (b. 1995), son of singer Suzy Bogguss and Doug Crider
Benton Sorensen, Canadian Youtuber & Transgender man

Pop Culture References for the name Benton

Constable Benton Fraser, character on the Canadian TV show "Due South"
Dr. Benton C. Quest, character on the American TV show "Jonny Quest"
Congressman Benton Safford, character in R.B. Dominic's novels
Dr. Peter Benton, character on the American TV show "ER"
Sergeant Benton, from BBC's Doctor Who