US Popularity:548
Origin:British
Meaning:Dispenser of provisions; Butler, stewardess
Spencer is a gender-neutral name of British origin, meaning "dispenser of provisions," as well as "steward" or "butler." Referring to the person who dispensed the provisions in affluent households in times gone past, this title has retained an air of sophistication throughout the ages. Although it was once more commonly given to boys as a first name, Spencer has been steadily growing more popular among parents of little girls, too. This surname-turned-first name is most notably connected to the Princess of Wales, Lady Diana Spencer. Known for her grace, poise, and familiar charm, this prominent figure represented sophistication and independence to many. Straying from the norm, she can inspire baby Spencer to follow their own heart, too. Never afraid to go off the beaten track, this little one can embrace their strength and individuality.

Famous People Named Spencer

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Spencer Breslin
    Actor
  • Spencer Pratt
    Actor
  • Spencer Smith
    Drummer
  • Spencer Tracy
    Actor

Spencer Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Spencer is currently #663 on The Bump
Boy:Spencer is currently #480 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Spencer is currently #383 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Spencer is currently #548 in U.S. births
Boy:Spencer is currently #668 in U.S. births
Girl:Spencer is currently #2070 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

Year:
2022
Gender:
Girl
#2071
in 2022
- 79
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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