Tempest name meaning

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Tempest

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Tem"pest
  1. An extensive current of wind, rushing with great velocity and violence, and commonly attended with rain, hail, or snow; a furious storm."We] caught in a fiery tempest, shall be hurled, Each on his rock transfixed." [Milton.]
  2. Fig.: Any violent tumult or commotion; as, a political tempest; a tempest of war, or of the passions.
  3. A fashionable assembly; a drum. See the Note under Drum (n.), 4.(Archaic)
    synonyms: Storm; agitation; perturbation. See Storm.

Note: Tempest is sometimes used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, tempest-beaten, tempest-loving, tempest-tossed, tempest-winged, and the like.

Etymology: OF. tempeste, F. tempête, (assumed) LL. tempesta, fr. L. tempestas a portion of time, a season, weather, storm, akin to tempus time. See Temporal of time

verb Tem"pest
To disturb as by a tempest.

Etymology: Cf. OF. tempester, F. tempêter to rage

verb Tem"pest
To storm.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. (literary) a violent wind ("a tempest swept over the island")
  2. A violent commotion or disturbance ("it was only a tempest in a teapot")

From Old French tempeste (French tempête), from Latin tempestas (“storm”), from tempus (“time, weather”)

  1. A storm, especially one with severe winds.
  2. Any violent tumult or commotion.
  3. (obsolete) A fashionable social gathering; a drum.

tempest was also found in the following language(s): Middle English

Notable Persons Named Tempest

Notable Persons Named Tempest

Tempest Anderson

Tempest Anderson was an ophthalmic surgeon. Tempest was born Tempest Anderson on December 7th, 1846 in York. He died on August 26th, 1913.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Tempest

Notable Persons With the Last Name Tempest

Kate Tempest

Kate Tempest is a poet, playwright, rapper, recording artist, and rapping. Kate was given the name Kate Esther Calvert on December 22nd, 1985 in South East London.

Joey Tempest

Joey Tempest is a heavy metal music, hard rock, glam metal, and country rock musician. He plays Guitar, Keyboard instrument, Bass guitar, Piano, Violin, and Vocals. He was most prominent from 1979 to 1979. Joey was given the name Rolf Magnus Joakim Larsson on August 19th, 1963 in Stockholm.

Marco Tempest

Marco Tempest is a magic (illusion), theatre director, theatrical producer, magician, illusionist, director, and producer. Marco was born on December 3rd, 1964 in Zurich, Switzerland.

Dame Marie Tempest

Dame Marie Tempest was an actress. She was most active from 1885 to 1938. Dame was given the name Marie Susan Etherington on July 15th, 1864. She breathed her last breath on October 15th, 1942.

Dale Tempest

Dale Tempest is a soccer player for the Fulham F.C., Huddersfield Town A.F.C., Gillingham F.C., K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen, Colchester United F.C., South China AA, Eastern Sports Club, Kitchee SC, and Hong Kong national football team. Dale was born on December 30th, 1963 in Leeds, England.

Rone Tempest

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  • Billy Tempest
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Tempest U.S.
  White 94.66% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.83% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.67% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.84% 16.26%

Of Last Name Tempest

People with the last name Tempest are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Tempest

  • How Popular is the name Tempest? Tempest is the 9,506th most popular name of all time. As a last name Tempest was the 37,229th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Tempest have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,233 babies born with the first name Tempest in the United States. That's more than enough people named Tempest to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Tempest? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Tempest first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Tempest is Sunday, June 20th, 1880.
  • What year had the most people named Tempest born? The highest recorded use of the first name Tempest was in 1990 with a total of 98 babies.
  • Random Tempest Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Tempest is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 7 babies in Florida have the same name in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Tempest: The name spelled backwards is Tsepmet. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Ttepesm. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Tempest? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 599 people with the last name Tempest.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Tempest? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Tempest as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Tempest name meaning

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