Virtue name

Temperance Origin and Meaning

The name Temperance is a girl's name of English origin.

Not too long ago, Temperance was found only on lists of Puritan baby names.

With increased increase in virtue names, and Dr. Temperance "Bones" Brennan on long-running television series Bones, this name has experienced a surprising revival.

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Temperance Rank in US Top 1000

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Temperance Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Temperance Popularity

Famous People Named Temperance

  • Temperance Flowerdew (15901628), early settler of Jamestown Colony
  • Temperance Cavendish (154950), Bess of Hardwick's short,lived daughter
  • "Sweet Sister Temperance"nickname of Elizabeth Tudor by her brother, Edward

Temperance in Pop Culture

  • Aunt Tempynarrator of a collection of stories by Joel Chandler Harris
  • Temperance Millercharacter in Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
  • Temperance Brennancharacter on "Bones", and main character in Kathy Reich's books
  • Temperancecharacter from "Operation: Endgame"