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My name is Tabitha, and a lot of people love my name. I mean they say it rolls off their tongue so easily.
-- tabitha777  3/19/2005
My mother always told me that she got my name from the bible. Now that I am 21 I have decided to do my own search. I really never did like my name because every one would ask "can you teitch your nose?" or "is your mothers name Samantha?" So I grew to dislike my name. Now I realize it is unique and I was wondering how many other people have the same name as me.
-- tabi3984  5/25/2005
A very cute and adorable name.
-- the_coolest_person  7/20/2005
I LOVE the name Tabitha, but my husband vetoed it as a girl's name for us to use because of the show "Bewitched." He says it's the first thing he thinks of. Too bad.
-- breakofday  12/7/2005
Tabitha King (maiden name Tabitha Spruce) is an American writer and the wife of writer Stephen King.
-- Anonymous User  12/23/2005
My name's spelt Tabetha. Said the same way, but spelt a little uniquely. I love my name. I've never met anyone else who had it. It's really cool to have a different name.
-- tabby182  1/6/2006
When I was little, my parents took me to a Shaker cemetery. It wasn't one of those tourist trap places--we were the only ones there. In fact, we ended up in a location that wasn't on the map. Realistically, people probably knew about it, but I felt like I had found a hidden crypt.

One of the graves there said "Tabitha Babbit" and I instantly fell in love with this name. Not only did I love the sound, I also pictured a kindly old witch living in a small cabin in the woods with jars of herbs on her shelf.

Years later, I was doing a school project on the Shakers. Flipping nonchalantly through a book, I spotted the name Tabitha Babbit in the index. You have to understand, I knew this woman as a body in a grave; a fantasy image. It had never occurred to me that she had been a real person, let alone someone who was actually interesting to anybody but me. As it turns out, she was an inventor (the Shakers liked to make things), and one of her inventions was a circular saw. Not the very first circular saw, mind you, but a pretty good one.

At first I was disappointed. She seemed so normal, not a magical being at all. But two seconds later, as I kept reading, I forgot my disappointment. I've since joined the two images in my mind--a combination of the mysterious witch and the intelligent, spirited woman. This name has always been and will continue to be an inspiration for me.
-- Belldandy  1/23/2006
My name is Tabitha and I get the following comments, ALL the time:
"By the way, you have a cool name."
"Beautiful name!"
"Oh my God, I love your name!"

I've also been asked "Is that a real name?" lol.

I haven't gotten a reference to the TV show Bewitched since I was maybe 12 or 13 (I'm now 20), and even when I did, it was still compliments.

I've only ever met 2 other Tabithas in my life and they were both so different from me. I think it's one of those names that's great for all sorts of people and that ages well. I love my name. :)
-- Anonymous User  2/10/2006
I love the name Tabitha. It's my sister's name. And a lot of people ask, did she get named after the show Bewitched. And yes that's why she was named that because my mom liked that show a lot.
-- lilamy86  2/14/2006
My new baby cousin is called Tabitha. At first I thought it was a really weird name, but now I love it. It's unusual and pretty.
-- WCSAngel  4/4/2006
I think the name Tabitha is great. Very pretty, exotic and almost mystical. It is nice that it isn't overused.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Tabitha is indeed a beautiful name, the way it just rolls off of your tongue; don't ask me why, but every time I hear this name, I think "cat." It is, however, a beautiful name that can be used for a variety of personalities and characters. Ideal for a unique person in a book, possibly a cat lover. Don't overuse it, though!
-- avalah  5/24/2006
This is a very common name for female tabby cats.
-- FairyGirl  6/4/2006
Very pretty name! That blasted "Bewitched" ruined this cute cute name!
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2006
This name is so amazing. I like it with the middle name Grey or Willow. But people who worry about Bewitched don't, because that show was in the sixties. I highly doubt 14 year old kids would even know the show let alone watch it, so your daughter would have nothing to worry about.
-- 555jazzy  9/22/2012
I don't like the name Tabitha. It reminds me of a ugly, spoilt girl.
-- Anonymous User  6/27/2006
Well that's not nice! What if someone told you your name sounds ugly, I bet you wouldn't like it very much. And I happen to think it's a beautiful name!
-- amber monkey  7/12/2006
My Mum's been out to name one of her kids Tabitha for years. I myself think that it's a fine name, and sounds not at all like it would belong to a spoiled child. It sounds more homely and pleasant, in my opinion. Maybe it's just me, but I think that Tabitha and Jemima would make good sisters.
-- Pheadirean  8/2/2006
In the movie and books of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants there is a girl nicknamed Tibby but her name is Tabitha.
-- emiliana94  8/5/2006
Tabitha is the name of a witch in the TV-series "Passions".
-- audreyhubley  9/5/2006
Actually this is my name. I guess it's an ok name, but not one of MY favorites, personally. I like my nickname a little more: Tabbi.
-- zev  9/9/2006
Tabitha appeared on the top 1000 list in the 1880's. It came back on the top 1000 list in the 1960's. Its most popular year was the 1980's where it ranked 151.
-- Anonymous User  9/25/2006
I love this name! It's not overly used, either! It's beautiful.
-- Anonymous User  11/13/2006
I love the name Tabitha but I don't think I could bring myself to name a person it. Maybe it's the nickname 'Tabby' that gets me but I can only think of it as a cat's name. Still, I think it's pretty and sounds nice.
-- writing the world  2/20/2007
My name is Tabitha I am 38 and I have always been teased about my name: did your mom get it from Bewitched, can you wiggle your nose? But for the most part I love my name. When I was younger I couldn't find things with my name on it. So I passed that on to my daughter, her name is Mariah.
-- tabitha 1968  3/7/2007
It's an adorable name-kind of funky and unique. I think the nickname "Tibby" is better than the nickname "Tabby" though!
-- HappyIguana  4/30/2007
Tabitha is a nice name for a pet. Definitely not for a child.
-- Anonymous User  5/3/2007
I don't really like this name, it just reminds me of a cat. So I would hate to see it on a child especially with the nickname Tabby! I think it's nice as a name on a cat though but only that.
-- Jassie  5/7/2007
I picture two sisters named Miriam and Tabitha. I didn't like this name much right away, but it has grown on me and I absolutely adore it now. Lastly, I think that if the nickname "Tabby" turns one off, "Abi" would make a great alternative.
-- Anonymous User  5/8/2007
Anyone ever see Bewitched? Samantha's daughter was named Tabitha.
-- popular1  7/20/2007
I love this name! It's cute and very unique!
-- stlcowgirl  8/17/2007
I really love the name Tabitha and even though it sort of reminds me of a cat, is that really a bad thing? Cats are brillliant creatures and great companions, I love the name Tabitha, feline or no.
-- Hehehe  10/17/2007
The name Tabitha isn't a name you find in Miami, Florida so I decided that when I name my daughter she will be Hailie Tabitha. I find Tabitha to be a cute name for a little girl. But I don't like the nicknames.
-- Anonymous User  10/27/2007
I read somewhere once that Tabitha was a popular slave name in N. America. I'm sure the Biblical references played a big part. I'd like to see more African-Americans give this name to their daughters. It's part of their heritage and harks back to a time when one of the few freedoms a black woman might be given in America was the right to name her children. Just a thought.
-- leananshae  11/27/2007
In French, "t'habit a" means, "you live in..." and is how Tabitha is pronounced by francophones! They can't say "th"! So, Tabitha York's name, to a Frenchman, sounds like, "You live in York"! To which he would respond, "No, I don't! So, what's your name!?" Could be confusing so best avoided for anyone who plans on bringing up their daughter in a French-speaking country!
-- leananshae  11/27/2007
I like the name, but I like it more on a cat than a person. This is probably because this is my cat's name (Tabetha Katheryn, Tabbie Kat for short =D).
-- pandasayscynical  12/23/2007
A thousand times better than Dorcas in every way. :)
-- Lady Seashell  2/19/2008
Mrs Tabitha Twitchit is Tom Kitten's mother in the tales of Beatrix Potter; doubtless another reason why so many people consider this name the rightful property of tabby cats.
-- Tytan  3/10/2008
My name is Tabitha AKA Tabby. I am personally proud to hold it! Especially when (boys) call me Tabby Cat!
-- IAmTabby  3/12/2008
Tabitha Smith, a Marvel Comics superhero who has gone by many codenames including: Boom-Boom, Meltdown, and Boomer.
-- FMRadio  3/20/2008
My name is Tabitha and I love it. People say that Tabitha reminds them of a cat but I have nicknames that have no relation to cats as well as ones that do eg Tabz, Tabs, Tabbie, Sabahsah, Sabbit etc., but I refuse to be called Tabby. I have never been asked about Bewitched, and my mother called me Tabitha because she liked the name, not because of Bewitched. I think my name is really pretty and exotic and I love the meaning - gazelle. I don't see why people have a problem with it. I have never met another Tabitha in my life and all my friends love my name too. They think it is so unique and it is. I'm 14 and all of my friends have names which are all pretty but not as unique, as I know a few other people with those names.
-- Anonymous User  4/14/2008
I love the name Tabby as a nickname for Tabitha.
-- Junidoe-Josephine  12/23/2008
My name is Tabitha, and I am 16. I've never really liked my name, but my nickname is Tabby and some of my best friends will call me Tabby-cat sometimes. I don't think it's a bad thing that it sounds like a cat. :) I'm not even a cat person, (I prefer dogs) but I think Tabby is a cute nickname. I do get the Bewitched thing a lot from my mom's friends, but I love the show Bewitched, and Tabitha is awesome on there. I agree it's a million times better than Dorcas. Oh, and I was named Tabitha because one of my dad's friends who was a ballerina used it as her stage name and he loved it.
-- Musicalfreedom  1/17/2009
The Greek form of Tabitha is as follows: ταβιθα

This is the same name as Dorcas. The Greek form of Dorcas is as follows: δορκας

Both names mean gazelle, which is sometimes called a roe deer. This is a small red deer which lives in the Holy Land. There is a gazelle known as the Dorcas gazelle which was named after the Disciple Dorcas or Tabitha, who is mentioned in Acts 9.

The Hebrew word for Gazelle is as follows: עופר
-- Deborah Reyes  7/8/2009
This name is quite beautiful. It's probably my favorite girls' name in the New Testament, and it's currently not as overused as other Biblical names.
-- bananarama  8/6/2009
I love this name, it's so exotic.
-- Chrila96  10/20/2010
I have a friend with this name... I think it fits her perfectly. She's graceful!
-- Anonymous User  11/4/2010
This is 1 of the few names I absolutely don't like. When I heard it a few years ago on a girl I thought 'What an ugly name for a pretty girl!' It reminds me of an evil person. No offense to anyone who has or likes this name it's just my opinion.
-- Anonymous User  11/27/2010
Tabitha is the name of a villain in the Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire games-an admin of Team Magma. I think it sounds kind of cool on a guy.
-- Nina.Matau  1/4/2011
This is pretty, and such a beautiful meaning.
-- Joy12  5/4/2011
It's pretty and unique, and I like the nickname Tabby, but there's something about it I've never liked. I can't put my finger on it.
-- Black_X  8/19/2011
I love cats but it seems tacky to name one's daughter Tabitha with the intention of calling her Tabby for the cat association. Anyway, I didn't know about the Bewitched thing before reading the name description and comments, so I guess that association is dying down. I love this name. I first found out about gazelles when I was watching a cartoon when I was little. The main character had a crush on a girl and said she was like "a graceful gazelle" so I like the combo Tabitha Grace or Tabitha Hannah etc.
-- Meapergirl  12/4/2011
I really like this name; I think it sounds wonderfully quaint and rare. I think anyone called this would most certainly be eccentric in personality, which is another positive attribute to this name, I consider it to be at least. :-)
-- walesgal92  12/17/2011
I love this name. My mother wanted to name me Tabitha, but my father didn't like it. He thought it was to much of a "witch" name and didn't want me to end up a gothic child. I was named Caitlyn, a preppy name, when I am the complete opposite. I hope to name my future daughter Tabitha.
-- Anonymous User  2/19/2012
This is the name of actor Hugh Grant's daughter, she also has a Chinese middle name as yet unknown.
-- littlescarlett  5/16/2012
I used to think this was a beautiful name but it seems that over the past few years I'm running into Tabitha after Tabitha. Not to mention every Tabitha I've ever met is promiscuous and/or snooty. So I don't like it, personally, for that reason.
-- Poco  9/12/2012
The name Tabitha is actually another way of saying cow tits! Dont judge people with the name Tabitha becuase of it!
-- DreamBeliver51  2/9/2014
My name is Tabitha, aka tabi to just about everyone who knows me and in school the teachers would always compare me to my brother because he was so outspoken and they would always talk about how shy and nice I was and I'm pretty sure it's the name because I have met about 2 or 3 other Tabithas and none of them ever seemed like they were really mean or anything.
-- tk123  5/3/2014
I like the name Tabitha. It somewhat reminds me of xylophones... and cats... Please don't ask me why, I have absolutely no idea. The first Tabitha I met was somewhat rude, but I still like the name. Another thing I think of when I hear the name is a fifty year old lady (?) or a cute little girl.... Which is weird because I only met one Tabitha as far as I know (the mean one) never seen one on TV, really.
-- Iamsobored  5/22/2014
My parents actually named me based on the show bewitched lol. But later named my brothers Jacob, Gabriel, & Matthew so they were happy my name was biblical aswell! I love my name and how unique it is! I wouldn't change it for a million! It don't even bother me when people ask if I can wiggle my nose, haha.
-- tabbyluv54  7/23/2014
TALITHA would be an excellent twin name.
-- Sabertooth  8/23/2014
This is my name. I personally didn't like it growing up but it has grown on me :) I was named after the show Bewitched because my dad loved it. I have been asked "Can you twitch your nose?" several times- very annoying, although I do love the show. I hate being called Tabby- I prefer Tab. I don't know why but being called Tabby annoys me. I have met a few Tabitha's and I only liked one. Anyway, that's my spin on it and I love my unique name. ☆Tabitha ☆.
-- Anonymous User  9/8/2014

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