The Bible contains hundreds more boys’ than girls’ names, but the female names in its pages are among the most beautiful and enduring of Western culture. It’s difficult to pick just a handful of our favorites. Setting aside such timeless beauties as Anne, Mary, and Elizabeth, we spotlight these choices that combine distinctiveness and style.
Tabitha may have been introduced to Americans as the daughter of the TV witch in Bewitched, but she was a Biblical figure -- also called Dorcas -- known for her good works. Tabitha, which means gazelle, was also the name of a character in Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, charmingly nicknamed Tibby.