Gender Feminine
Scripts Ταβιθά(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. TAB-i-thə(English)  [key·IPA]

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.

Related Names

DiminutivesTabby, Tibby(English)
Other Languages & CulturesTabita(Biblical Latin) Tabea(German)


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Entry updated May 29, 2020