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What does Temple mean?

Temple /tem-ple/ as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Temple is "sacred place". Place name.


Temple has 2 variants: Templar and Templer.

Affiliated boy name: Templeton.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Telple, Terple, ..

(female) Templera, Templeta, ..

How popular is Temple?

Temple is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#1507 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Temple for boys. Temple reached its peak position of #1637 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Beale, Bealle, Berle, Bertle, Dekle, Emile, Fedele, Gamble, Jamile, Kelle, Kendle, Kimble, Merle, Neale, Nealle, Neile, Neille, Nevile, Nevyle (see Neville), Peale, Pealle, Peele, Searle, Teague, Teddie, Teige, Teigue, Teilo, Teman, Temani, Temeni (see Temani), Temp, Tempest, Templeten, Tempo, Terell, Terrie, Thole, Thurle, Tome, Tomie, Tommie, Trumble and Verle. These names tend to be more frequently used than Temple.