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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.

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.

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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

Pop Culture References for the Name Tabitha

Tabitha, daughter on TV's Bewitched
Tabitha the Temptress, The Unfortunate Traveler (1594, T. Nashe)
Tabitha Lark, from Thomas Hardy's Two on a Tower (1882)
Tabitha, insane leader of "State of Utobitha" (Fallout video games)
Tabitha "Tibby" Rollins, from Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
No Baths for Tabitha, children's book

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

Tabitha's International Variations

Tabea (German)