What does Temperance mean?
Temperance \t(e)-mperan-ce, tem-pera-nce\ 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.
Temperance is a rare given name for women and an equally rare last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Temperance for girls. Temperance was first listed in 2011 and reached its top position of #838 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is presently at #854. (2014 Birth Statistics)