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GenderMasculine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.SPEN-sər
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Meaning & History

From a surname which meant "dispenser of provisions", derived from Middle English spense "larder, pantry". A famous bearer was American actor Spencer Tracy (1900-1967). It was also the surname of Princess Diana (1961-1997).

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actors, never out of the US top 1000, surnames, Thomas and Friends characters, UK prime ministers, Violet Evergarden characters
Entry updated May 31, 2018   Contribute