Spencer - boys name

Spencer name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 96%

Spencer name meaning:

The name Spencer is of English origin and has a rich historical background. It is derived from the Anglo-French word "despenser," which means "to dispense" or "steward." Throughout history, the name Spencer has been associated with individuals who held positions of power and responsibility, often serving as stewards or butlers in noble households.

In modern times, the name Spencer has become a popular choice for boys, evoking a sense of strength, sophistication, and elegance. It carries an air of refinement and suggests a person who is organized, dependable, and trustworthy. The name also reflects a sense of duty and responsibility, highlighting the individual's ability to manage and maintain order. It is a name often chosen for boys with high aspirations and ambitions, as it embodies qualities such as leadership, intelligence, and reliability.

Overall, the name Spencer conveys a sense of dignity and class, making it a fitting choice for parents seeking a name that combines tradition with a contemporary feel. It captures the essence of someone who is accomplished, capable, and able to navigate life's challenges with grace and poise.

Origin: English

Dispenser, keeper.


Surnames, Unisex names

Related names

Spencer , Spence

Other boys names beginning with S


Overall UK ranking: 199 out of 4789

273 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (172)

Historical popularity of Spencer

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