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Boy Name: Spence

Name: Spence
Pronunciation: \s-pen-ce, sp(e)-nce\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: dispenser of provisions
Origin: English
Sounds Like: Spenser
Similar Names: Ponce, Speers, Spears
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 808


Spence \s-pen-ce, sp(e)-nce\ as a boy's name is a variant of Spencer (Middle English), and the meaning of Spence is "dispenser of provisions".

The baby name Spence sounds like Spenser. Other similar baby names are Ponce, Speers and Spears.


Spence is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#808 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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