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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]

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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)

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

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

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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.