Meaning:bent grass meadow
Bentley gives off a vibe of posh sophistication. Like many British surnames, Bentley started as a place name for a plot of untilled land. Then that meadow of bent or coarse grass became associated with a luxury British auto manufacturer with a knack for winning races. Bentley gained speed and traction in the US when Maci Bookout, the reality TV star of "Teen Mom" and "16 and Pregnant," named her son Bentley in 2008. From 2010 to 2016, Bentley raced its way toward the top 100 boys' names. Now parents are using the name for girls too, with spellings from Bentlee to Bentlie.
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- Bentley Drummelcharacter in Great Expectations
- Bentley GreenYouTube Star
- Dierks BentleySinger
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