First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tempe

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Alt. Meaning

T is for tough, for you are not easily broken

E is for enthusiasm, in even the most dire circumstances

M is for mild, your mild and gentle way.

P is for pioneer, your adventuresome spirit.

E is for early, promptness is a virtue

Notable Persons Named Tempe

Tempe was born in 1983. She died on April 26th, 2002.


Tempe Pigott was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1921 to 1951. Tempe was born on February 2nd, 1884 in London. She breathed her last breath on October 6th, 1962.


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Popularity of Tempe as a last name

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Fun Facts about the name Tempe

  • How Popular is the name Tempe? Tempe is the 49,199th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Tempe have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 44 babies born with the first name Tempe in the United States.
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tempe? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1941 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tempe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tempe is Thursday, February 20th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Tempe born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tempe was in 1961 with a total of 8 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Tempe: Your name in reverse order is Epmet. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Teemp. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Tempe born Feb 24, 2001

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern New Zealand approximately on 1450. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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