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The first name 
Spenser

Spenser is a masculine first name but has increasingly been given to girls in recent years.

Spenser – one in 100,000!

There’s a good chance that a boy named Spenser in a medium-sized town will be unique. That’s because only a few babies a year are named Spenser in all of the US. Only about one in 100,000 boys is named Spenser by his parents. In the ranking of most common boys names in recent years, Spenser ranks at #6,726. That means there are 6,725 more common boys names, but there are also a few thousand that are even rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Spenser.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name
 
Spenser

Spenser -
a Dinosaur?

Is the name Spenser a dinosaur? We would say: It's classic! Parents chose this name most often in 1988, when it ranked #460 with 359 newborn boys receiving this special first name. In times of emerging digitalization, it thus experienced its last peak. Since Spenser is both classic and fancy at the same time, people didn't always come up with the idea of giving their son this unusual name. So, if your name is Spenser, feel classic and not old-fashioned, because after all, you stand out with your name these days!

In years where the graph has no value, the name Spenser was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Spenser in 2022 – There he is!

Welcome, Spenser, to 2022. Even if your highest rank is long ago, 14 parents welcomed a new Spenser to earth that year. That makes Spenser ranking on position 5,277 among newborn boys in the SmartGenius statistics. If you know someone named Spenser who was born in 2022, you know someone truly special.

Spenser -
special, but at home in many states

You may not know anyone named Spenser, but there’s a good chance you live in the same state as someone with that name. In fact, 31 states are home to men and boys named Spenser. (To be fair, a given name is only included in a state’s official statistics if there are at least five people with that name living in that state – so it’s entirely possible that there are still a few men and boys named Spenser living in one state or another. If your name is Spenser and you live outside of the states highlighted on the map, please let us know so we can refine our statistics even further). And while the first name is present in many states, it is still not one of the popular ones. In Washington, which has the most people named Spenser relative to the population, you still have to ask 38,196 men and boys their names before you hear Spenser as an answer just once.

Spenser has 7 letters 
and begins with an S

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter S is a quite popular first letter for boys’ names. Because: 5.9% of all common boys’ names in the US begin with this letter. By the way, the most common first letters for boys’ names are J, A and D.

With seven letters, the name Spenser has a typical length for first names in the US. In fact, 26% of all common first names consist of exactly seven letters. 52% of all first names are shorter, while 22% have eight letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

This means that with 5.9% of all boys' names that begin with an S, this first letter is much more common than all 26 letters on average - and the most popular one of all the boys’ names starting with S is Steven.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Spenser

If your name is Spenser and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Spenser

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Spenser, you can simply say:

Sun

Pig

Elephant

Nut

Sun

Elephant

Rocket

This is how the name Spenser is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Spenser in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.

Spenser

Spenser

You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Spenser

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Spenser is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.

S
P
E
N
S
E
R

Have you ever waved the name Spenser

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.

S
P
E
N
S
E
R

Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Spenser sounds like this: