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First name origin & meaning:

English: Happy home

First name variations: Denten, Dentin, Dentown, Denton

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. 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’.
  2. 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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