What does Spencer mean?
Occupational name. Familiar since the 1930s primarily due to actor Spencer Tracy. Actor John Spender; poet Edmund Spenser.
How popular is Spencer?
Spencer is a very popular first name for men (#384 out of 1220, Top 31%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#189 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Spencer for boys. Spencer reached its apex rank of #84 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is at #247 currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Spencer and related names. The only other prominent related form of Spencer (#247 via latest list) is Spenser. These forms of Spencer were favored by parents in the year 1990 (average #395) and are somewhat less popular today (#623, ▼38%), with the version Spenser becoming less fashionable. Spencer is the continual favorite. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Suggested similar baby names are Denver, Ebenzer, Guenter, Kenner, Mercer, Renier, Sander, Saunder, Seager, Seeger, Seger, Sender, Senior, Sennet, Spear, Speare, Speer, Speero, Speers, Spider, Springer, Spyder, Stensen, Stoner and Sumner. These names tend to be less frequently used than Spencer.