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Gender: F Origin of Temperance: Virtue name

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.

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"