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I think this is a lovely old-fashioned name. It was my great-great-great-grandmother's name, and I know of only one other person who has this name.
Christiangirl0909  3/29/2006
Talitha is also part of the constellation Ursa major (the Great Bear).
Pixie  5/15/2006
I love this name so much! My friend named her daughter Talitha Cumi (Cumi being the middle name) because she was born with lots of defects but still lived. I think that's a wonderful name, as weird as it is.
little_kit  6/5/2006
Talitha is a beautiful delicate name for a girl, one she could easily grow up with.
― Anonymous User  9/28/2006
If I ever have a daughter her name will be Talitha. I love it so much. I think this is a strong name. "Little girl arise". Beautiful! Beautiful!
elliebeth  10/5/2006
I have only met 1 person named Talitha. She was a horrible, mean, I'm-so-good, it's-all-about me. When I hear it, I hear the word "lethal" (from litha in the name). It has a very sharp edge too it.
― Anonymous User  12/1/2006
I think it is very beautiful-sounding.
Christiangirl0909  3/22/2007
Telitha is a spelling variation used in my family tree.
earthnut  7/22/2007
Hmmm. Personally this name gives me an impression of timelessness, and its meaning is refreshing too. Still (at least to me), it wouldn't do well on someone who's pessimistic all the time (they'd have "aged" inside, a perfectly ironic contrast to the youthful meaning of the name).
seraphine_eternal  2/9/2008
Talitha refers to two stars in the Ursa Major constellation, Iota Ursae Marjois, known as Talitha Borealis or the "northern Talitha" and Kappa Ursae Majoris, known as Talitha Australis, or the "southern Talitha."
AndrewJKD  4/21/2008
I really like this name. Talitha sounds quite old-fashioned, but it's still very sweet and youthful. The meaning - "little girl" - sounds cute.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2009
Talitha is my name, so naturally I love it. We pronounce it Tuh-lee-thuh, and it is near impossible to make fun of. Everyone I've met loves my name too, so even though it's difficult to pronounce for some, it seems to be quite catching once they have it down. However, I've been called Tal-i-tha, Tabitha, and even Ta-lee-thia, so many people need to hear my pronunciation a couple times. Anyways, I think it's a likable name- if it suits the person.
talitha_soul  7/22/2009
My Dad named me Talitha because he and my Mom had six boys before they finally got a girl, so they wanted my name to mean "little girl." I think it's really sweet. We pronounce it tuh-LITH-uh, and no one ever says it right the first time, but it amuses me more than anything else, so that's okay. ;)
TalithaTheHun  8/15/2009
A Talitha in my class pronounces her name 'TAH-lee-ta', I live in the Netherlands.
Ryneth  6/11/2010
The Welsh form of this name is TALAITH ("TAL-ieth").
JJSkeete  7/30/2010
This is a beautiful name. I love everything about it. It's such a pretty, uncommon name.
Tawnee  12/11/2010
I know a Talitha and I've always loved her name... it's so cute just like her.
guardgirl15  3/2/2011
It is more commonly pronounced tə-lee-thə.
― Anonymous User  2/26/2014
It literally means, "Little ewe lamb."

It is with a feminine & diminutive ending.
Sabertooth  8/23/2014
TALLY is an American English nickname.

TABITHA would be an excellent twin name.
Sabertooth  8/23/2014
In Brazil's Portuguese we used to write this name Talita or Thalita. But we pronounce both of them tuh - lee - tuh.

I find it a sweet name with a hopeful meaning. If it came out of Jesus' mouth, it must to be good.
izabela82  9/15/2014
This name doesn't mean "little ewe lamb" it means "little girl" in Aramaic.
LMS  10/11/2014
Variations include Talita and Thalita, found often in Brazil. [noted -ed]
LMS  10/11/2014
Talitha Getty (Born: October 18, 1940, Died: July 14, 1971) was an actress. She was regarded as a style icon of the late 1960s.
― Anonymous User  10/25/2014
Talitha means "little girl" or "maiden" in Aramaic, and "little lamb" (feminine) in Hebrew.
Joseph William  1/5/2015
I love this name because of its dual meaning, "little girl" and "little lamb". The use of the name/word in the Bible only adds to its beauty and sweetness: to name one's daughter Talitha, conscious of its meanings, is to do the next best thing to what Jesus did: while Jesus brought that Talitha back to life, we can at least give Talitha the gift of life, first and but once. Faithful little ewe lambs, what could be more precious and sacred? But I'm partial, my mother's maiden name is Cervetti, Italian for "little deer". And how dear the Cervetti women are!
Joseph William  1/5/2015
Would love to name my daughter this... in the original Aramaic, would likely have been pronounced Tah-Lee-Thah.

From Talei (young) plus feminine Tha, giving this word the meaning of "little girl".
gracesingh  2/28/2015
I find the name Talitha very pretty sounding and unique! :)
― Anonymous User  6/16/2015
I dislike this sort of name hugely. People say "it means little girl" but if you actually NAMED your child "girl"... as in "come here girl" "don't do that girl" it would be rude and insulting.

And I think that is what people are doing. Calling the child "Girl". You wouldn't call your child "girl or boy". Don't call it Talitha because you calling her girl! Would you like your name to be "woman"?
― Anonymous User  9/19/2015
It is okay for a name to mean "little girl."
REUBEN means "Behold, a son!" or in our vernacular, "It's a boy!"
DONNA means "lady."
Sabertooth  11/7/2015
I recently came across this name and find it very lovely! Could be a potential for one of my top names (:

Great alternative to "Tabitha"

Talitha is soft, feminine, classic, gorgouse and uncommon and fresh. I'm very surprised I just learned of the name a couple hours ago. And I'm saying it how you say Tabitha but with an "L" rather than a "B" (:

Talitha is very, very lovely. And the meaning "little girl?" Who cares? Not everyone is into meanings of names! I go for spelling and sound especially.
― Anonymous User  2/8/2016
This is a beautiful and absolutely gorgeous name that needs to be on the charts or to replace Tabitha.
― Anonymous User  5/3/2016
So my name is Talitha, and I live in Israel and know Hebrew and Aramaic.

Just to clarify a few things, the meaning "little girl" is correct but it does also mean "little lamb" as it is synonyms. And the true Aramaic pronunciation is TA-LEE-TA. The letter "tav ת - (th)" isn't a soft sound like English speaking people make it to be it's an hard sound like T. This is how Hebrew speaker and Aramaic speaker will recognize the name. TA-LEE-TA טליתא.
greatdanesa  6/8/2016
Its closest English name equivalent would be MISSY (for the "little girl" meaning).

For names meaning "girl" or "boy," SONNY would be another English example of such a name.
Sabertooth  7/15/2016
The transition from "little lamb" to "little girl" is very similar to the etymology of the English word "kid."
Sabertooth  7/25/2016
This is a powerful name in reference to the "Talitha kum" account in the Bible (when Jesus raised the dead girl). I was named Talitha because of a miracle of healing when I was born, so I've always liked how much story can fit behind this name. Don't be afraid to name your girl this just because it's rare. Yes it can be annoying to have an exotic name because of mispronunciation and stuff, but people tend to like this. Plus nicknames are the funnest for this name. Tali (or Tally) is the staple, but if you've got good friends there's all sorts of things: Tullone, Talith, Talah, To-loathe-ya, Tith, Talzmanian Devil... I keep a long list.
― Anonymous User  9/15/2016
I have the same name but I spell mine completely different. I spell my name like this... Tileitha. I've never met another girl with my name and neither has really anybody I've told my name too. I just recently started to look into what my name means. I've always known it was in the Bible. It's interesting to find out what my name means and to know not many girls have my name. Thank you for this opportunity.
Tileitha Randolph  11/24/2016
Growing up in western Canada and attending English-speaking churches and Sunday schools, I've always heard this name pronounced TA-lee-thə or tə-LEE-thə.

In the 1977 film 'Jesus of Nazareth', the actor portraying Jesus does pronounce it 'TAL-i-thə' as listed here:

In this Mormon Channel video, the actor says 'tə-LEE-thə':

I don't imagine either film is an accurate indicator of how it would have been pronounced historically, but both do seem to be English pronunciations in somewhat common use.
Feorsteorra  2/5/2017
Its Italian variant is Talita (tah-LEE-tah).
Felie  2/14/2017
Possibly originated from Tabitha?
Tatumarore  6/23/2017
Talitha is my name however I pronounce it like this: Ta-li-tha.
I really like my name. I always get told that my name is really pretty. My parents named me Talitha, which sometimes gets shortened to Tali (pronounced Ta-lee), because of the biblical phrase "Talitha kumi" which means little girl. Thanks mum and dad for the great name.
Magicbob  10/20/2017
My name's Talitha and I have always known it is from the Bible, the name means "little girl" and it is a very delicate and unique name. Whenever I meet someone new they mention how my name is lovely and that they have never heard of it before. I appreciate my name very much because I love to be different from anyone else. But it does annoy me very much when people call me Tabitha, Tanesha, or they pronounce it as tAlItha instead of Taleetha.
Talitha.x  12/9/2017
The name Talitha was given to 6 girls born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2018
I named my second daughter Talitha Cumi, she is now 10 years old. We call her Tali (Tah-Lee) for short. I found the words Talitha Cumi (Daughter, Arise) in the Bible when I was a teenager and used it as my character name in a live Easter pageant I participated in. Many years later I discussed the words with my husband and the Biblical meaning and told him how I thought it sounded like a girls name and he said, "I want to name our next daughter Talitha Cumi." It was weird because he didn't like any of the names I had chosen earlier so Talitha Cumi it was. The even more amazing part of the story was just last year while doing genealogy we found a great great Aunt with the same exact name Talitha Cumi, she was a pioneer for the church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints.
cocopal  4/1/2018
Very cool. I don't know any Talitha, but I have met Tabitha's. And the Biblical association is cool. Also, it can be shortened to something Tilly, Talia, or Lita.
― Anonymous User  4/19/2018

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