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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)
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