Bentley - Meaning of Bentley
[ 2 syll. ben-tley, be-ntl-ey ] The baby boy name Bentley is also used as a girl name, but it is somewhat more common for boys. It is pronounced as BAHNTLiy- †. Bentley is an English name of Old English origin. The name's meaning is from the bent-grass clearing or meadow. Ben (English), Benny (English), Bent, Bentleah, Bentleigh, and Bentli are variants of Bentley. Other forms of Bentley include the diminutive form Lee (English), and the variant spellings Bentlea (English), Bentlee (English), Bentlie (English), and Bently (English).
Bentley is popular as a baby name for boys, and it is also considered trendy. The name's popularity has been growing since the 2000s. Its usage peaked modestly in 2011 with 0.275% of baby boys being given the name Bentley. It ranked at #75 then. Among all boy names in its group, Bentley was the most popular in 2011. 13 times more boys were named Bentley than the next most popular name, Bently, in that year. Bentley has in the past century been mostly given to baby boys.
† Pronunciation for Bentley: B as in "be (B.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"