Tabitha Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Tabitha:
From the Ecclesiastic Greek Tabeitha, which is derived from the Aramaic tabhītha (roe, gazelle). The name is borne in the Bible by a woman who was brought back to life by St. Peter.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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My name is Tabitha and I love it. I hate being called Tabby though. Tabitha is not a very common name and I like it. My name is Tabitha Brooke and I think it has a nice flow.
I was named Tabitha but unfortunately I have never liked going by my full name. With the sitcom show "Bewitched" which was produced long before I was born, I was constantly asked if I was named after Samantha's daughter. With this, I became very angry with my name. So I usually tend to go by my nickname, Tabi. - paprika-studios
Tabitha is an absolutely fantastic name. The name I would have chosen for myself. One thing though - I've seen it spelled with an 'a' instead of an 'i' in the middle. "Tabatha" just looks wrong!
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Whenever people hear my name is Tabitha, they are like, "Whoa, that is pretty!" It is not common so people like it.
I'm a preschool teacher and I have a little girl named Tabatha. I'm not sure why her parents chose to use the "a" instead of "i." We call her Tabby.
My mom named me after the little child witch it seems. I hate being called Dorkas, or whatever it's called. I love my name and so do the people around me. My name is odd to me since I only met about two other Tabithas so far in my 19 years of life.
My name’s Tabitha. Everybody thinks it’s “Tabatha”, which annoys me. I insist that people call me Tabby, I like it better. But I still like that name and haven’t met any other Tabithas in my years. Many people ask if I was named after the Bewitched character (which I was), and it’s funny to think about. The point is that I like my name because it’s original.
- Nicknames for Tabitha: | Edit
Tabby Cat, Tabby,Tabi, Bitty,Tabzilla, Tabs, Teebs, Tee-be, tab-a-loo, Tibby, and Bitha.
My daughter is named Tabitha Joelle and she goes by TJ.
- Meanings and history of the name Tabitha: | Edit
Means Gazelle (Greek)
Also translated in Hebrew as Dorcas
Found in the Bible
- Famous real-life people named Tabitha: | Edit
Tabitha Hodge Broderick, twin daughter of Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
Tabatha Coffey, hairstylist and host of "Tabatha Takes Over" on Bravo
- Tabitha in song, story & screen: | Edit
Tabitha Stevens, daughter of Samantha on television series "Bewitched," originally spelled Tabatha in the credits until the correction in a later season
Tabitha Twitchett, mother of Tom Kitten in the Beatrix Potter stories
Tabitha Smith, Boom Boom from X-Force