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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", and main character in Kathy Reich's books.
Temperance, character from "Operation: Endgame"