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What does Spence mean?

Spence \s-pen-ce, sp(e)-nce\ as a boys' name has the meaning "dispenser of provisions". Spence is a derivative of Spencer (Middle English): occupational name. Rarely used as a birth name for boys.


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 (#808 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Spence and affiliated names. Spencer (#247 in 2014) and Spenser are the popular alternative forms of Spence (#unlisted). These boy names reached the top of their popularity in 1990 and are now much less popular, with the version Spenser becoming less stylish. Spencer (#247) is the most fashionable boy name here, with this name enjoying a revival in popularity. (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.