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Gender: Female Meaning of Tabitha: "gazelle" Origin of Tabitha: Aramaic

The name Tabitha is a girl's name of Aramaic origin meaning "gazelle". Tabitha and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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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 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 Soren, American journalist
Tabitha D'umo, American choreographer
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
Tabitha Hodge Broderick (2009), daughter of actors Sarah Jessica Parker & Matthew Broderick
Tabitha Xiao Xi Hong (b. 2011), daughter of actor Hugh Grant

Pop Culture References for the name Tabitha

Tabitha Stephens, daughter on TV's "Bewitched" and spinoff "Tabitha"
Tabitha Allen, character in Kristen Ashley's "Motorcycle Man" and "Own the Wind"
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 Anastasia "Tibby" Tomko-Rollins, character in the book The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
"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"
Sister Tabitha, a character in "The Forest of Hands and Teeth," by Carrie Ryan
Tabitha Casper, wife of Dil Howlter in Dan Howell and Phil Lester's "Sims 4" series
Tabitha Ruth "Turtle" Wexler, character in "The Westing Game" by Ellen Raskin
Tabitha Smith aka Boom Boom, character in Marvel Universe
Tabitha "Tabby" Maxwell-Brown, character on British soap "Hollyoaks"
Tabitha, character in the Pokemon franchise

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

Tabitha's International Variations

Tabea (German)