Spencer

Spencer - A very unique male name



  Jan 16,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Spencer, meaning house steward, dispenser of provisions, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #370. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Spencer and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Spencer? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Spencer. The baby boy name Spencer was given to 1,499 baby boys in 2012, ranking #235 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,095 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Spencer peaked in popularity 19 years ago in 1998 on position 84.



Famous with this name

Bud Spencer
Jesse Spencer
Spencer Locke


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Spencer is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Spencer is currently topping the baby name charts in Utah at position #67 - and is the least popular in Mississippi at position #403.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Spencer is where you live.


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Spencer origin and meaning

Spencer is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means house steward, dispenser of provisions. To see famous people named Spencer, pop culture references for the name Spencer and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Spencer

We've found the following names that sound similar to Spencer, sorted by popularity.

Spenser / Spence / Shivansh /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012235
2011227
2010226
2009217
2008191
2007172
2006182
2005177
2004151
2003139
2002110
2001103
200097
199991
199884
1997104
1996109
1995104
199497
199396
199299
1991105
1990105
1989107
1988114
1987124
1986163
1985216
1984237
1983239
1982244
1981260
1980286
1979250
1978265
1977269
1976256
1975273
1974320
1973301
1972299
1971308
1970289
1969280
1968332
1967383
1966389
1965369
1964391
1963398
1962410
1961396
1960433
1959450
1958484
1957474
1956434
1955402
1954432
1953419
1952378
1951352
1950376
1949382
1948390
1947375
1946384
1945381
1944361
1943332
1942347
1941356
1940361
1939346
1938400
1937444
1936411
1935514
1934429
1933492
1932476
1931498
1930541
1929489
1928489
1927477
1926478
1925461
1924459
1923458
1922435
1921456
1920390
1919498
1918414
1917399
1916426
1915462
1914480
1913407
1912400
1911386
1910370

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Utah67
Montana103
Idaho103
North Dakota119
South Dakota148
Indiana150
Oregon152
Arkansas154
Nebraska156
Maine160
Iowa160
South Carolina165
Colorado165
Michigan176
Missouri188
Massachusetts192
Minnesota193
Pennsylvania195
Delaware198
Ohio208
Illinois210
Tennessee213
Wisconsin214
Kentucky215
Oklahoma216
Maryland219
Kansas219
Alaska220
Washington221
Connecticut233
West Virginia239
Virginia249
New York256
North Carolina262
Nevada268
Alabama278
Louisiana283
Hawaii287
Florida288
Arizona295
New Jersey322
California346
Georgia357
Texas395
Mississippi403

Even more about Spencer


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Spencer a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Spencer?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1998
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Spencer
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 1,095
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,499

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