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Gender: F Origin of Temperance: Virtue name Temperance's Popularity in 2013: #892

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Temperance lost whatever appeal it might have had during Prohibition. Unlike Hope, Faith, Amity, and even Prudence, this is one colonial virtue name we don't ever expect to see again. On the TV show Bones, the leading character's name is Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan.

Famous People Named Temperance

Temperance Flowerdew (1590-'28), early settler of Jamestown Colony

Pop Culture References for the Name Temperance

Aunt Tempy, narrator a collection of stories by Joel Chandler Harris
Temperance Brennan, title heroine of the TV show "Bones"
Temperance, character from movie "Operation: Endgame"
Temperance, Bess of Hardwick's short-lived daughter