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Spencer meaning and name origin

Spencer \s-pen-cer, sp(e)-ncer\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Spencer), is pronounced SPEN-ser. It is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Spencer is "dispenser of provisions". Occupational name. Familiar since the 1930s primarily due to actor Spencer Tracy. Actor John Spender; poet Edmund Spenser.

Spencer has 2 variant forms: Spence and Spenser.

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Popularity of Spencer

Spencer is a very popular first name for men (#384 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#163 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Spencer compared with its variant forms and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Spencer only.


Popularity of name Spencer
Popularity of Spencer

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