Benton, which has its roots in the United Kingdom, is a name for boys, meaning “town in the bent grass.” Although it is more commonly used as a surname, the name Benton has recently emerged as a complete name in its own right. This fairly peculiar name has been adopted as a slightly modern twist on the traditional name Ben, while at the same time allowing it to be used as a suitable nickname. Benton was a name that was considerably more well-known in the early 20th century, but it has since experienced a slight resurgence, although it continues to be considered a very obscure name.
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