First name origin & meaning:
English: Happy home
First name variations: Denten, Dentin, Dentown, Denton
Last name origins & meanings:
- English: habitational name from places in Cumbria and West
Yorkshire named Dent, possibly from a British hill name cognate with
Old Irish dinn, dind ‘hill’.
- English and French: nickname from Old French dent ‘tooth’ (Latin dens,
genitive dentis), bestowed on someone with some deficiency or
peculiarity of the teeth, or of a gluttonous or avaricious nature.
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