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Gender: F Meaning of Tabitha: "gazelle" Origin of Tabitha: Aramaic Tabitha's Popularity in 2013: #759

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Though never as popular as the name of her Bewitched mother, Samantha, Tabitha has its own quirky, magical charm. The name of a charitable woman who was restored to life by Saint Peter in the Bible, it was a popular Puritan choice. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick chose it for one of their twin daughters, which has brought it back into the spotlight. Tabitha is currently Number 220 on Nameberry.

One of Beatrix Potter's storybook characters is a cat called Tabitha Twitchet, and indeed the nickname Tabby is decidedly feline; other old nicknames are Tibby and Tabea.

A contemporary bearer is author Tabitha King, aka Mrs. Stephen, and Tabitha Soren was an MTV news reporter. In The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, one of the quartet of friends is Tabitha Rollins, whose nickname is Tibby. Tabitha Smith is a comic book super hero in the Marvel Universe.

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Famous People Named Tabitha

Tabitha Soren, American journalist
Tabitha D'umo, American choreographer
Tabitha Hodge (2009), Sarah J. Parker & Matthew Broderick's daughter
Tabitha Xiao Xi Hong (b. 2011), Daughter of Hugh Grant
Tabitha Sommerset Webb, British designer & co-founder of Project D
Tabitha King, American novelist
Tabitha St. Germain, American-Canadian actress
Tabitha Rinko-Gay, American ballerina
Tabitha 'Tabby' Aykroyd, The Bronte sisters' beloved maid

Pop Culture References for the Name Tabitha

Tabitha Stephens, daughter on TV's "Bewitched" and spinoff "Tabitha"
Tabitha the Temptress, character in "The Unfortunate Traveler" by Thomas Nashe
Tabitha Lark, character in Thomas Hardy's novel Two on a Tower (1882)
Tabitha, character in Fallout video game series
Tabitha "Tibby" Rollins, character in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series
"No Baths for Tabitha," picture book by Sharon K. Thomas
Tabitha Twitchit, cat character in Beatrix Potter stories
Tabitha Smith, superheroine in Marvel Comics
Tabitha Lenox, character on TV soap "Passions"

Tab, Tabatha, Tabbee, Tabbey, Tabbi, Tabbie, Tabbitha, Tabby, Tabetha, Tabi, Tabita, Tabotha, Tabytha

Tabitha's International Variations

Tabea (German)