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Spencer

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How popular is the baby name Spencer in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 35 0 35
1881 26 0 26
1882 33 0 33
1883 28 0 28
1884 32 0 32
1885 23 0 23
1886 29 0 29
1887 41 0 41
1888 38 0 38
1889 28 0 28
1890 30 0 30
1891 33 0 33
1892 33 0 33
1893 21 0 21
1894 27 0 27
1895 35 0 35
1896 28 0 28
1897 23 0 23
1898 40 0 40
1899 39 0 39
1900 44 0 44
1901 30 0 30
1902 32 0 32
1903 28 0 28
1904 44 0 44
1905 38 0 38
1906 29 0 29
1907 41 0 41
1908 61 0 61
1909 49 0 49
1910 54 0 54
1911 70 0 70
1912 105 0 105
1913 124 0 124
1914 124 0 124
1915 153 0 153
1916 169 0 169
1917 204 0 204
1918 210 0 210
1919 160 0 160
1920 229 0 229
1921 195 0 195
1922 203 6 197
1923 199 0 199
1924 188 0 188
1925 177 0 177
1926 176 0 176
1927 180 0 180
1928 168 0 168
1929 158 0 158
1930 152 0 152
1931 147 6 141
1932 151 0 151
1933 155 0 155
1934 185 0 185
1935 163 0 163
1936 193 0 193
1937 180 0 180
1938 205 0 205
1939 261 0 261
1940 259 0 259
1941 290 0 290
1942 314 0 314
1943 351 0 351
1944 283 0 283
1945 266 0 266
1946 303 0 303
1947 337 0 337
1948 314 0 314
1949 319 0 319
1950 327 5 322
1951 394 0 394
1952 340 0 340
1953 294 0 294
1954 293 0 293
1955 326 0 326
1956 313 6 307
1957 274 0 274
1958 285 0 285
1959 319 0 319
1960 363 5 358
1961 397 0 397
1962 380 0 380
1963 416 5 411
1964 425 0 425
1965 455 0 455
1966 368 0 368
1967 377 0 377
1968 547 7 540
1969 709 0 709
1970 728 8 720
1971 623 0 623
1972 621 0 621
1973 598 6 592
1974 570 7 563
1975 702 6 696
1976 776 6 770
1977 732 0 732
1978 752 14 738
1979 862 12 850
1980 737 17 720
1981 835 11 824
1982 944 18 926
1983 962 20 942
1984 946 10 936
1985 1,131 16 1,115
1986 1,671 28 1,643
1987 2,302 54 2,248
1988 2,761 68 2,693
1989 3,229 103 3,126
1990 3,555 137 3,418
1991 3,692 131 3,561
1992 3,824 131 3,693 #99 boy name
1993 4,026 143 3,883 #96 boy name
1994 3,950 139 3,811 #98 boy name
1995 3,741 123 3,618
1996 3,723 114 3,609
1997 3,881 115 3,766
1998 4,780 161 4,619 #84 boy name
1999 4,307 115 4,192 #92 boy name
2000 4,142 99 4,043 #98 boy name
2001 3,813 84 3,729
2002 3,538 90 3,448
2003 2,960 54 2,906
2004 2,730 69 2,661
2005 2,352 38 2,314
2006 2,228 43 2,185
2007 2,411 46 2,365
2008 2,140 52 2,088
2009 1,729 37 1,692
2010 1,609 57 1,552
2011 1,680 99 1,581
2012 1,677 145 1,532
2013 1,634 179 1,455
2014 1,714 203 1,511
2015 1,664 237 1,427

Want to know about the popularity of the Spencer baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 116,676 babies born with the name Spencer in the United States. That's more than enough Spencers to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 35 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Spencer" was in 1998 with a total of 4,619 babies. (That's a lot of baby Spencers)

According to the 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Spencer" ranks #80 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, 93 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1994. Across the entire United States a total of 3,950 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Spencer" mean? The list below shows the origins of Spencer as well as things modernly associated with the name Spencer such as celebrities named Spencer.

Origin and Meaning of Spencer

The name "Spencer" is of English origin, and it means "Butler, steward". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Spencer Tracy

Spencer Tracy is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1922 to 1967. Spencer was born in 1900 as Spencer Bonaventure Tracy in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.

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Spencer Breslin

Spencer Breslin is an actor and musician with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1997 to present. Spencer was born in 1992 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Spencer Locke

Spencer Locke is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Spencer was born in 1991 in Winter Park, Florida, U.S.

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Spencer Grammer

Spencer Grammer is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1992 to present. Spencer was born in 1983 as Spencer Karen Grammer in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Spencer Treat Clark

Spencer Treat Clark is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Spencer was born in 1987 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Spencer

Spencer Boldman
Spencer List
Spencer Gifts
Spencer Hastings
Spencer Hawes
Spencer Long
Spencer Pratt
Spencer Reid
Spencer Stuart

Alternative Meanings

S is for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

P is for pride, strong and alive!

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

N is for nice, need I say more?

C is for change, you are able to adapt.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

R is for realist, the way you are.

Your name in reverse order is "Recneps". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Npseecr". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Spencer born Jan 16, 1935

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Philippines approximately on 900. Your profession was writer, dramatist, and organizer of rituals.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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