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Temperance

What does Temperance mean?

Temperance Pronunciation of Temperance [tem-per-ance] as a girls' name is of English origin, and the meaning of Temperance is "moderation". Puritan virtue name. Temperance applies to moderate consumption of food and drink. In the late 19th and early 20th canturies, the temperance movement went further and attempted to ban liquor totally.

Associated with: puritan, virtue, drink (water), 19th century, 20th century (modern).

Variations

Creative forms:
(female) Temperanne, ..

(male) Temperanten, ..

Middle name pairings:
Temperance Esther (T.E.), ..

How popular is Temperance?

Temperance is a rare given name for women and an equally rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Temperance was first listed in 2009 and reached its top position of #838 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is presently at #1052. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Temperance name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Temperance outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Beranice, Beranyce, Clemence, Elegance, Esperance, Florance, Florrance, France, Imperatrice, Speranca, Tamera, Teenie, Temira, Temora, Tempest, Tempesta, Tempeste, Tempestt, Teofanie, Teophania, Teophanie, Terenne, Terrene, Theophanie, Tiernie, Tiphanie, Trace and Trelane. These names tend to be more commonly used than Temperance.


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