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Origin: English
Meaning: Steward

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Spencer

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Spencer in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Spencer:

  • Records indicate that 108,752 boys in the United States have been named Spencer since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1998, when 4,620 people in the U.S. were given the name Spencer. Those people are now 23 years old.

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      16 Positive Comments

  • "I named my son Spencer because I liked the fact it is a different & not overused name. Spencer was born in 1991 & there were a couple Spencer's who went to other schools that ended up being on Spencer's youth soccer team for a few years. Spencer was the only one at either of the schools he attended, which was nice in a sea of more common names. Besides the fact I loved the name, it suits my Spencer very well. The only minor regret I have is not coming up with an equally unique middle name, but, Spencer Logan flows so well. Spencer never had to worry when he was younger about being made fun of by his friends when his name was called. He's often told me over the years he likes his name because it sounds posh & dignified. Coming from him, this is quite funny because, even though he is a gentleman, I would not equate him with being posh. I am a very proud mama &, although I sent him to very nice parochial schools, you can teach them fine manners & social skills, but, you can't take the Southern out of the boy or man. Spencer is my pride & joy & has been from day 1 &, I can't imagine him being named anything else." May. 11, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "the name spencer is great because its a real town and help their is someone at my house hes coming send the polfdghnb cuilkh ]08m0j56ij8695c[" Jan. 29, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Spencer and he was the only Spencer throughout his school years. It was quite unique. It is a strong name. Our son is very honest and straightforward, very giving and generous. He is a loyal friend. He is an Eagle Scout and a very hard worker. His employers love him. When we named him Spencer, the only other Spencer that people really knew was Spencer Tracy, the fictional character. It is a good association for the name Spencer." Jan. 26, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Spencer I think it's a great name it's not overused and can be a great unique name. I do NOT get how people do not like it." Oct. 4, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've only met one other Spencer in my life, it is definitely unique and also a great name." Mar. 20, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Spencer. I'm a girl though and a lot of people mistake me for a boy on attendance lists. It gets annoying but I also get a lot of compliments on my name for me being a girl." Feb. 26, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "No one has yet mentioned the great Spencer Tracy! A class act just like the name!" Feb. 13, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our second son Spencer Elliott.(Now 5 months old) We love the name because it is unique and not overused yet it is easy to pronounce and never gets misspelled. We would definitely use it again!" Feb. 6, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my 20 year old brother's name. I've never met another Spencer when we were growing up but it seems to be gaining popularity now. His name suits him to a T- he is very much a Spencer. Great name overall- Not unheard of, yet not bizzare or over used (yet!) like Aiden, Caiden etc." Aug. 14, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Spencer I'm the only girl Spencer I've ever met... umm i get confused as a boy sometimes on attendence lists but i always get compliments on my name. However... the meaning which is pretty much Butler or Steward... I could do without" Mar. 15, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • ""Having only one son and four daughters, I am very happy naming my son Spencer...To me it sounds rich....and if you are lucky to have a neat last name like he is, it sounds very manly or charming...."" Nov. 5, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My sister's name is Spencer and people constantly think that she must be a boy by her name. Once, when she was in school, a subsitute teacher told her to get out of her seat because it could not be her seat - that seat belonged to "Spencer." A nice name, though." Dec. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Spencer is the best name ever, nobody says it wrong/spells it wrong. It's good that not everyones name is Spencer(like Nicole or Michael). Canada Rocks!" Nov. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Spencer, and people don't have a hard time pronouncing it as much as they do spelling it! You don't hear that name alot, but I was born in the 90's and my parents thought it was the 'in' name. I think it is somewhat metrosexual." Apr. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Spencer is my boyfriends name. I think its cute and sweet. It's really not overused and it sort of reminds me when we first made love every time I hear it......I can hear myself screaming with joy!" Jan. 1, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My little boy's name. Not trendy or overused, thank goodness. We think it sounds dignified but friendly." Jul. 24, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "I just think this name is kinda weird. It is certainly 'original' but I don't really like if to much. However, I'm sure there are a lot of nice people named Spencer out there and I wish them well!" Oct. 4, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Do not care for this name,maybe the er part of it,or also because of that couple spencer and Heidi or something like that,just wanted lots of attention for plastic surgery,sad,wish them well,hope she realizes should accept herself for who she is,and her boyfriend Spencer should have stood up and told her she doesn't need surgery." May. 13, 2013: Report as inappropriate

      3 Neutral Comments

  • "I have twin sons and thought that Spencer was the perfect name for one of my sons. I work with children, so choosing a name was really difficult as I always linked a name with a child I'd cared for! Spencer is not a name you hear too often, so It was the perfect choice for me!" Dec. 22, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Not trendy or overused? 'pencer as a name for boys has been one of the 1,000 most popular names in the United States every decade since 1880.' That's not so unique now." May. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm the only girl I've ever met named Spencer, and I can tell you that almost everyone I meet comments that they like my name." Jan. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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