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Gender: M Pronunciation: SPER-jun Meaning of Spurgeon: "little branch" Origin of Spurgeon: Norse

Spurgeon entered the lexicon as a first name when it was chosen for their son by Ben Seward and wife Jessa Duggar, from the US reality show starring her large family. Spurgeon is the surname of a popular 19th century British preacher, Charles Spurgeon. It is an English surname by way of Scandinavia, thought to be a variation on the Norse name Sprigin, which means "little branch". Despite its celebrity baby name notoriety, we do not expect Spurgeon to catch on as a boys' name.

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Famous People Named Spurgeon

Spurgeon Elliot Seewald, son of reality TV's Jessa (Duggar) and Ben Seewald
Charles Haddon Spurgeon, a British Particular Baptist preacher; remains highly influential among Christians of different denominations, among whom he is known as the "Prince of Preachers"

Pop Culture References for the name Spurgeon

Moody Spurgeon MacPherson, character from "Anne of Green Gables"