Spencer

Pronunciation: spe-hnke-hr
Origin: United Kingdom
gender-male
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: British Isles

Spencer is a gender-neutral name of British origin with a rich history. The name is derived from the Old French word "espenser," which means "steward" or "administrator". It refers to the person who dispensed provisions in affluent households in the past, and has retained an air of sophistication throughout the centuries. The surname Spencer has its roots in the Anglo-Norman word "espenser" and the Middle English "spenser," both of which mean steward. The title was given to chief tenants of particular areas of land or stewards and butlers who were part of a noble household. The meaning and origin of the name Spencer are closely tied to its historical context. As a steward or administrator, the name has been used as both a surname and a given name, representing a position of responsibility and leadership. Over time, the name has evolved and is now given to both boys and girls, reflecting its versatility and timeless appeal.

Spencer Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Spencer is currently #180 on Kiindred
gender-female Boy: Spencer is currently #180 on Kiindred Boy Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Spencer is currently #177 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-male Boy Unique: Spencer is currently #177 on Kiindred Boy Unique Names

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Famous People Named Spencer

  • Spencer Matthews: Spencer Matthews is a British television personality known for his appearances on reality shows like "Made in Chelsea" and "The Bachelor UK."
  • Spencer Breslin: Spencer Breslin is an American actor and musician known for his roles in "The Kid," "The Cat in the Hat," and "Zoom."
  • Spencer Dinwiddie: Professional basketball player.