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

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

Pop Culture References for the name Tabitha

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

Tabitha's International Variations

Tabea (German)


Tora Says:


I hate this name and am really surprised at all the positive comments. It sounds dated and ugly to me.
Each to their own of course! I just wont use it myself.

Bethany Says:


My daughter's name. I had no idea how uncommon it was when I chose it. She was named after 2 childhood friends, and I liked that the name was biblical, like my name. It is a name that manages to be sweet, spunky and pretty at the same time. She has grown into the name really well, we called her Tabby and Tibby when she was little, now she mostly goes by Tabitha.

Jane Says:


I've just chosen Tabitha as the name for my newly purchased T4 camper van! I was looking for a name that began with TA so I could substitute the A for a 4. I loved Bewitched as a child and I think it's a fantastic name! :)

pixelatedinfants Says:


My friend goes by Taz

pixelatedinfants Says:


This is my friends name. She goes by Taz, though

Skittlewiddles Says:


I am so glad this name is full of positive comments. Tabitha is such a great name!

paulapuddephatt Says:


I love this.

Daiseymae Says:


Very sweet name.

Daiseymae Says:


Me too.

Tabitha Says:


my name is Tabitha and I love my name! I have rarely met any Tabitha's in my life! I love having a name that is rarely used. Tabby is my nickname and i love it also! I think my mom made a great choice ;D

EW314 Says:


I love this name! It's cute, quirky, underused (though climbing in popularity here in the UK) and has a sweet meaning and solid history. I love nickname Tabby, especially for a little girl.

mother_dragons Says:


I first heard of it from Bewitched. I was really young and English isn't my first language, so I thought it was spelled Tabatha. I think I prefer that spelling

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I feel that way about a lot of names, especially when they're so well loved but they just don't click with me.

SimoneKadele Says:


I wish I liked this name...does that make sense??

Caroline Says:


It makes me think of Tabby Cat!

Catastroffy Says:


You took the words from my mouth!

loverofnames86 Says:


Gorgeous name and the NN Tabby is adorable.

flora_kate Says:


Simply beautiful. An undiscovered Biblical gem!

Guest Says:


I don't want to sound rude but whenever I say Tabitha I feel like I have hair in my mouth that I'm trying to spit out....

Guest Says:


I find Tabby an adorable nickname! :)

MaryKathryn Says:


I would use this name, but I'm terrified of the nickname "Tabby" being forced upon my child!

iolite Says:


My little sister's name is Tabitha and we mostly call her Tabs or Tabby.