Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. TEHM-prəns, TEHM-pər-əns  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the English word meaning "moderation" or "restraint". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans in the 17th century. It experienced a modest revival in the United States during the run of the television series Bones (2005-2017), in which the main character bears this name.


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Entry updated April 5, 2022