Bentley: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Bentley

Bentley

Pronunciation: BEHNT-lee (key)

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Bentley is an ultra-luxury car, which makes for an ultra-pretentious name!

^ Bentley is an awesome name!! So what if it sounds pretentious. At least it is impressionable. Charles Dickens' "Great Expectations" had a charachter in the book named Bentley. I was going to consider it for my boy...but unfortunately, I am having a girl :(

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Although Bentley is currently the name of a car, the name is Old English in origin. It means "a clearing covered with bent grass" and is thus a place name. Other than being a car name, it is also the name of places in England and a last name.

My mom had a brother named Bentley. He was very handsome, and mom loved his name. She always wanted to use it, but only had one son, who was named after Dad, and the rest of us were all girls.

Personal experiences with the name Bentley: | Edit

Our son is named Bentley and we call him Ben, but everybody assumes his name is Benjamin. Daycare staff, coworkers, friends, and even family and church members who know that Ben is short for Bentley because it is a family name will still, on occasion, call him Benjamin.

My son is names Bentley. I never thought of the car when we named him, but everyone else seems to. It was a surname before it was a car, but some people tend to think it's snooty. But just as many people think it's cute.

My 10 year old son is named Bentley - his nicknames are bentz or benty

Nicknames for Bentley: | Edit

Ben, Bentz, B, Benny, Benny-Boo

Meanings and history of the name Bentley: | Edit

From an English surname meaning "bent grass + field" or bent meaning "above" and ley meaning "uncultivated ground"

Famous real-life people named Bentley: | Edit

Bently Doonan
Bentley Cadence Edwards - Son of Ryan and Maci from Teen Mom
Dierks Bentley

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