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The name GBAtemp is comprised of two parts. "GBA" of course stands for Game Boy Advance. The "temp" is short for temporary.
The name GBAtemp has stuck with the site since it's beginnings in 2002. At the time of the website opening it was a ROM site and provided downloads to the latest GBA releases. As ROM sites usually had a very small life expectancy before they ran into legal trouble and were shut down the website was designed as a 'temporary' ROM site. Hence GBAtemp.
Although the focus of the website is no longer primarily on GBA but instead Nintendo DS and Wii, site staff have remained adamant about changing the name of the website. The name 'GBAtemp' reflects the website's identity and humble beginnings. There will never be a name change.