Tabitha Origin and Meaning

The name Tabitha is a girl's name of Aramaic origin meaning "gazelle".

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 gave it a slight boost. Nonetheless, Tabitha remains in decline.

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 SorenAmerican journalist
  • Tabitha D'umoAmerican choreographer
  • Tabitha Sommerset WebbBritish designer & co,founder of Project D
  • Tabitha KingAmerican novelist
  • Tabitha St. GermainAmerican,Canadian actress
  • Tabitha RinkoGay, American ballerina
  • Tabitha "Tabby" Aykroydthe Bronte sisters' beloved maid
  • Tabitha Hodge Broderick (2009)daughter of actors Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick
  • Tabitha Xiao Xi Hong (b. 2011)daughter of actor Hugh Grant

Tabitha in Pop Culture

  • Tabitha Stephensdaughter on TV's "Bewitched" and spinoff "Tabitha"
  • Tabitha Allencharacter in Kristen Ashley's "Motorcycle Man" and "Own the Wind"
  • Tabitha the Temptresscharacter in "The Unfortunate Traveler" by Thomas Nashe
  • Tabitha Larkcharacter in Thomas Hardy's novel "Two on a Tower" (1882)
  • Tabithacharacter in Fallout video game series
  • Tabitha Anastasia "Tibby" TomkoRollins, character in the book The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
  • "No Baths for Tabitha" picture book by Sharon K. Thomas
  • Tabitha Twitchitcat character in Beatrix Potter stories
  • Tabitha Smithsuperheroine in Marvel Comics
  • Tabitha Lenoxcharacter on TV soap "Passions"
  • Sister Tabithaa character in "The Forest of Hands and Teeth," by Carrie Ryan
  • Tabitha Casperwife of Dil Howlter in Dan Howell and Phil Lester's "Sims 4" series
  • Tabitha Ruth "Turtle" Wexlercharacter in "The Westing Game" by Ellen Raskin
  • Tabitha Smith aka Boom Boomcharacter in Marvel Universe
  • Tabitha "Tabby" MaxwellBrown, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
  • Tabithacharacter in the Pokemon franchise
  • Tabitha "Tabby" Von Meowcharacter in the virtual world of Webkinz