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. Spens is a common last name.
Spence has 1 related form via Spencer: Spenser▼.Kreatif forms: Spenfe, Spense, Spensu. [more]
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 1990 (usage of 0.605%) and are somewhat less common today (usage 0.377%, 37.8% less), with the version Spenser becoming less stylish. Spencer is the all-time favorite. Shown below is an analysis of the history of Spence and affiliated names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
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Recommended similar baby 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, 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.