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What does Spence mean?

Spence \s-pen-ce, sp(e)-nce\ 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 derivative of Spencer (Middle English): occupational name.


Spence has 1 related form via Spencer: Spenser.


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. Census)

Spencer (#247 in 2014) and Spenser are the popular alternative forms of Spence (#unlisted). These boy names reached the top of their popularity in the year 1990 (usage of 0.605%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.3765%, down 37.8%), with the version Spenser becoming less stylish. Spencer (#247) is the most fashionable boy name here, and there is a revival in baby name popularity for this name. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Spence and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Spencer, Spenser in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Spencer outside U.S.