English surname and place name
"bent grass enclosure"

Benton Origin and Meaning

The name Benton is boy's name of English origin meaning "bent grass enclosure".
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 Fletchercollector of early keyboard instruments, social worker, and archaeologist.
  • (James) Benton FlippenAmerican fiddler
  • Benton JenningsAmerican actor
  • Benton Jay "Ben" HallU.S. Representative from Iowa
  • Benton JohnsonAmerican sociologist
  • Benton J. UnderwoodAmerican psychologist
  • Benton J. CampbellUnited States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York
  • Benton MacKayeAmerican forester, planner and conservationist
  • Benton McMillinAmerican politician and diplomat
  • Benton Charles Crider (b. 1995)son of singer Suzy Bogguss and Doug Crider
  • Benton SorensenCanadian Youtuber & Transgender man

Benton in Pop Culture

  • Constable Benton Frasercharacter on the Canadian TV show "Due South"
  • Dr. Benton C. Questcharacter on the American TV show "Jonny Quest"
  • Congressman Benton Saffordcharacter in R.B. Dominic's novels
  • Dr. Peter Bentoncharacter on the American TV show "ER"
  • Sergeant Bentonfrom BBC's Doctor Who