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ScriptsΤαβιθα Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.TAB-!-thə English

Meaning & History

Means "gazelle" in Aramaic. Tabitha in the New Testament was a woman restored to life by Saint Peter. Her name is translated into Greek as Dorcas (see Acts 9:36). As an English name, Tabitha became common after the Protestant Reformation. It was popularized in the 1960s by the television show 'Bewitched', in which Tabitha (sometimes spelled Tabatha) is the daughter of the main character.
VariantTabatha English
DiminutivesTabby, Tibby English
Other Languages & CulturesTabita Biblical Latin Tabea German


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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute