dispenser of provisions
Though unisex, Spencer is just finding its footing as a girls' name. It has been popular for boys since the 19th century. The name was derived from the person in charge of purchasing and distributing all the food and drink (“dispenser of provisions”) in an affluent household. It’s also another English surname turned first name. Princess Diana’s preroyalty name was Lady Diana Spencer. First-name famous Spencers include Panic! at the Disco’s drummer, Spencer Smith.
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