Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Temperance f. Latin temperantia 'temperance'.

This virtue name came into use in England in the middle of the 16th century.

England
Early Modern English
1575 Temperaunce BUmar-vol1 p. 91; 1581 Temperance COmar-vol5 p. 6; 1583 Temperance ibid. p. 6
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Temperance". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Temperance.