Benton Name Meaning & Origin

Benton

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Comments and insights on the name Benton: | Edit

Benton was my husband's great grandfather's name. We plan to name our first son Benton.

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I've loved it all of my 38 years. Didn't really get teased for my name, despite having been a bit awkward as a kid (skinny and very white, with extremely blond hair). I usually go by Ben but the people who call me Benton do so out of respect. I've enjoyed having an unusual given name. I've only been in close proximity to one other Benton (a department head at my University) but I never met him face to face. All in all, nothing I can complain about. I think Benton would be a good name for a child being born in this generation.

My husband and I named our son Benton after his great great grandpa. We wanted a name that no other kid on the playground would have and we wanted a family name that wasn't currently in use. I think we accomplished our goals quite nicely. The name Benton fits our little one perfectly.

The only problem I've ever come across with Benton is that I go by Ben, and EVERYONE always assumes its Benjamin. Although that got quite funny when I was in Grade-School, because whenever I got in trouble the teachers would go, "BENJAMIN!" and I was never under any moral compulsion to answer them.

Ugly ass name please dont call ur son this

Nicknames for Benton: | Edit

Ben Benny Benno Ton, Bent

Meanings and history of the name Benton: | Edit

It is of Old English origin, and its meaning is "town in the bent grass".

Famous real-life people named Benton: | Edit

Thomas Hart Benton (artist)
Robert Benton (film director)
Benton MacKaye (regional planner, originator of the Appalachian Trial)

Benton in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Benton Fraser" is the main character in the tv series "Due South."

"Benton Coe" in the book The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand

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