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Meaning and name origin

Spence \s-pen-ce, sp(e)-nce\ as a boy's name is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Spence is "dispenser of provisions". Spence is a variant of Spencer (Middle English): occupational name.


Spence is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#808 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Spence and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Spencer (#247). (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Spenser. Like Spence, this name is not commonly used.