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Gender: M Meaning of Spencer: "house steward, dispenser of provisions" Origin of Spencer: English Spencer's Popularity in 2016: #268

Spencer is a name that has everything: it's both distinguished sounding and accessible, dignified but Spencer Tracy-like friendly. Picked by several celebrities (a couple of times even for a girl), adding up to an enthusiastically recommended choice.

As a family surname, Spencer became the middle name of Winston Churchill, and was the maiden name of Princess Diana. The surname version was often spelled Spenser in the past, as in Edmund Spenser, the poet known for The Faerie Queene.

The protagonist of Henry James's short story The Jolly Corner" is Spencer Brydon.

Famous People Named Spencer

Spencer Bonaventure Tracy, American actor
Spencer Perceval, British prime minister
(Edward) Spencer Abraham, 10th U.S. Secretary of Energy; Senator from Michigan
Spencer Breslin, American actor; brother of Abigail Breslin
Spencer Mason Hawes, American basketball player
Spencer Haywood, American basketball player
Spencer Paysinger, American football player
Charles Spencer Chaplin, American actor and director
Spencer Smith, American drummer of band Panic! at the Disco
Spencer William Pratt, American reality TV personality ("The Hills")
Spencer Gooding, son of actor Cuba Gooding Jr
Spencer Shuga Knight, brother of actor Sterling Knight
Spencer List, American actor
Spencer Hawk, son of American pro skater Tony Hawk
Herbert Spencer Gasser, American physiologist; winner of the Nobel Prize
Spencer Tweedy, son of musician Jeff Tweedy of Wilco; drummer of band Tweedy
Spencer Frederick Trump, grandson of President Donald Trump
Charles Edward Maurice Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer

Pop Culture References for the name Spencer

Dr. Spencer Reid, FBI profiler on TV's "Criminal Minds"
Spencer Shay, brother of Carly on TV's "iCarly" played by Jeremy Trainor
Spencer Olchin, character on TV's "King of Queens"
Spencer's, chain of party gift shops
Shawn Spencer, main character on "Psych"
Eliot Spencer, character on TV's "Leverage"
Spencer Walsh, character on "Good Luck Charlie"
Spencer Monroe, character on "The Walking Dead"
Spencer Moon, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Spencer Matthews, UK reality TV personality "Made in Chelsea"

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