Spencer: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Spencer

Spencer

Pronunciation: SPEHN-ser (key)

Origin of the name Spencer:

Transferred use of the English surname derived from the Anglo-French espenser and the Old French despensier (dispenser of provisions, a butler or steward who had control of the provisions of a household). Var: Spenser

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Spencer: | Edit

A male name, definitely not female. Pronounced Spen-sir.

I love the name Spencer for a boy, not much a fan of it for a girl.

Personal experiences with the name Spencer: | Edit

When I was really little I used to say swencer or sencer when talking about my older brother Spencer because I couldn't pronounce the P. ^_^

My son's name is Spencer. I love it and he is really proud of his name. It is a strong yet sweet name. We call him Spence for short.

My big brother's name is Spencer. It's a really sweet name and fits him very well. We call him Spen for short. Love this name :)

My older brother's name is Spencer. He's always been very mean to me. He absolutely hates being called "Spence". He also hates any form of affection.

Nicknames for Spencer: | Edit

Spence
Spencie
Spen
Spenny
Spike
Sprout

Meanings and history of the name Spencer: | Edit

The name Spencer originates from the Old French “despensier” meaning “dispenser of provisions”. Also means "the great grand exalted one". And the best at everything.

Famous real-life people named Spencer: | Edit

Spencer Tracy, actor
Winston Spencer Churchill, British prime minister
Lady Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales
Spencer Pratt, reality show celebrity from "The Hills"
Spencer Bonaventure Tracy, film and television actor who won two Academy Awards (Oscars) for “Best Actor in a Leading Role” for his work in the 1937 movie Captains Courageous and the 1938 movie Boys Town.
Winston Baldwin Spencer, Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda.
Edmund Spenser, 16th century Poet Laureate best known for the epic poem “The Faerie Queene.”
Spencer Woolley Kimball, Twelfth President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Spencer Chamberlain, Lead singer of the music group “Underoath.”
"Spencer's" is a Chain of Stores that Specialize in funny & Unique Gifts.

Spencer in song, story & screen: | Edit

Spencer Shay - Carly's older brother on "iCarly"
Spencer Walsh - Teddy Duncan's EX Boyfriend on "Good Luck Charlie"
Dr. Spencer Reid Character on the TV Drama “Criminal Minds.”
Luke Spencer - Character on the TV soap opera “General Hospital.”
Lucky Spencer - Character on the TV soap opera “General Hospital.”
“Spenser: For Hire” was a 1980s mystery television series
Ozwell E. Spencer is a character from the video game “Resident Evil.”
The Man Who Knew Too Little (movie with Bill Murray who goes by Spencer)
Spencer Hastings is a lead female character on the hit 2010 TV show "Pretty Little Liars"

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