What does Spence mean?
Spence /spen-ce/ as a boys' name. Spence's name origin is Middle English, and the meaning of the name Spence is "dispenser of provisions". Spence is a version of Spencer (Middle English): occupational name.
Spence has 1 related form via Spencer: Spenser▼.Kreatif forms:
(male) Spense, Spensey, ..
(female) Spense, Spensi, ..
How popular is Spence?
Spence is a rare given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#928 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Spencer (#247 in recent rankings) and Spenser are the popular alternative forms of Spence (not ranked). These forms of Spence were favored in the year 1998 (usage of 0.25%) and are now much less common (usage 0.08%, 67.9% less), with versions like Spencer becoming less stylish. Shown below is an analysis of the history of Spence and affiliated names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Recommended names are Chance, Darence, Ince, Lance▼, Launce, Lorence, Maxence, Merce, Peerce, Perce, Pierce▲, Ponce, Prince▲, Rance, Reece, Sanche, Sante, Seelye, Sender, Seneca, Sennet, Serge, Shane▼, Signe, Sivnie (see Sivney), Sonnie, Spear, Speare, Spears, Speed, Speer, Speero, Speers, Spero, Spike, Steele, Sten, Steno, Stensen, Sterne, Steve▼, Stevie▼, Stone, Sunnie, Sven, Svend, Swen, Swensen, Terence▼, Torence, Vance, Vince and Yance. These names tend to be more frequently used than Spence.