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Gender: F Origin of Temperance: Virtue name Temperance's Popularity in 2014: #854

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 (1590-1628), early settler of Jamestown Colony
Temperance Cavendish (1549-50), Bess of Hardwick's short-lived daughter
"Sweet Sister Temperance", nickname of Elizabeth Tudor by her brother, Edward

Pop Culture References for the Name Temperance

Aunt Tempy, narrator a collection of stories by Joel Chandler Harris
Temperance Miller, character in Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
Temperance Brennan, character on "Bones"
Temperance, character from "Operation: Endgame"

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