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Girl Name: Spencer

Name: Spencer
Pronunciation: \s-pen-cer, sp(e)-ncer\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Spencer's also a boy name)
Meaning: provider
Origin: English
Variant forms: Spenser
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 163


Spencer \s-pen-cer, sp(e)-ncer\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Spencer), is of Middle English origin, and the meaning of Spencer is "provider". Occupational name for a person who dispensed food and drink in a large household. Usually a surname.

Spencer has 1 variant form: Spenser.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Spencer.


Spencer is not a popular first name for women but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#163 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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