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My name is Tabitha. I have always loved it except for the comments you get about "Bewitched": "Are you a witch?" and "Can you twitch your nose?"
I end up doing a lot of explaining that no, I wasn't named after a witch, I was named after Tabitha in the Bible, who was a wonderful and kind woman.
I love how unique my name is. It's not like being called Jessica or Jennifer, where there are often half a dozen other girls with the same name as you.
I also love the meaning of my name: beautiful and graceful, or gazelle, and I like being called Tabby or even Tabby Cat for a nickname, because I like cats. It does make you wonder, though - how did the name come to be applied to cats when it means gazelle?
― Anonymous User  6/5/2019
I disagree about Talitha and Tabitha as twin names, as they sound way too close together to my ears and I love this name for some reason. My cousin is Tabitha/Tabby, and she is the only Tabitha I know. Something about the way this name sounds is pleasant and kind, and also sweet but crazy in a good way.
OnyxMoon  4/29/2019
Tabitha St. Germain (born July 22nd, 1976) is a Canadian voice actress who’s famous for voicing Rarity, Princess Luna, and Nightmare Moon from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and Auriana and Carissa from LoliRock.
Gv2020_  4/18/2019
My name is Tabitha and like many others, I was named after the bewitched character “Tabitha”
I have scrolled through the comments and I think “Edith” is a great nick name!
To anyone who hates their name (Tabitha) DON'T hate it. It makes you unique. And if you like cats, “Tabby Cat”! (that was a nickname of mine).
― Anonymous User  1/3/2019
This is my name, and I love it. The only thing I hate about it is that whenever I tell a little kid my name they always respond with a confused look "Taffa?" "Tubta?" It's so annoying!
― Anonymous User  11/9/2018
Sounds very grandma-ish.
kayisforkeen  8/19/2018
Tabitha St Germaine is the voice of Rarity in My little Pony. My daughter is a Tabitha and strangely enough
Rarity is her favorite pony.
Donsygee  11/26/2017
I love this meaning, and it is really cute.
Eclipse200  11/16/2017
I don't LOVE the name. But my name is Tabitha and my mother says I was supposed to be a boy and my name was going to be Rhonen. When I came out as a girl, she decided to name me Tabitha because she was watching Bewitched while she was in labor. After that, she decided that my middle name was going to be "Adore" because when the doctors saw me, they said I was the most adorable baby they had seen in a long time.
Homicidalz  9/26/2017
Edith would be a nice nickname because of the "ith" sound in TabITHa.
Tatumarore  6/24/2017
I wonder if there is any boy called Tabitha in the world. I bet not.
― Anonymous User  6/20/2017
I love the meaning gazelle! It would be funny if someone named Tabitha dressed up as a gazelle for Halloween.
Tatumarore  6/20/2017
My name is Tabitha. I would be very careful before naming a baby with this name. The references to Bewitched do NOT stop. The program still plays in re-runs all the time. The character on the show is a darling, little blond witch. But, she is still a witch, and there is a stigma attached to witches, even fictional witches. Very few people remember or know that this is a biblical name. I love my parents very dearly, but I wish they had picked out another name for me.
― Anonymous User  6/10/2017
The name Tabitha was given to 289 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Tabitha are female.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017
Great classic English name, it reminds me of an English Puritan lady in a long dress and a bonnet going out to become a brave settler in New England in the 16/1700s. Beautiful name for all ages :-)
Goldcrown  4/30/2017
I-in the house
T-the best
H-hideous, NOT
A-all of the above
I love this name! It has nice nicknames to too! Such as Abby, Tabby, and Tibby.
I am not a fan of the nickname Beth.
Tatumarore  3/26/2017
The Hebrew name Tzvia seems to be a variant of this name, they both have the same origin.

The name Tabitha comes from the Aramaic word for "Gazelle" טביתא ṭabītā. The Hebrew names Tzvia and Tzvi similarly came from the same origin.
Bleuette  3/7/2017
This name makes me think of a fat, cranky old woman; Not to say the name is bad, I just have that taste in my mouth for some reason.
valtics  1/31/2017
I love my name. My mom spelled it Tabetha, which makes me love it even more♡.
TabbyKay  11/12/2016
Amazing name.
― Anonymous User  10/10/2016
Sounds old and boring.
Luvbug86  10/4/2016
Not a terrible name, I just prefer 'Talitha' over it. Talitha is just more soft, beautiful and pleasant sounding and is way more attractive. It's just an overall better name in my opinion.
― Anonymous User  8/4/2016
I would definitely use this name on a little girl, and I think it would grow with her. I would even use the nickname Tabby. It's no different to Abby or Libby or Tillie in my opinion. It's a funky nickname and so what if it is also a type of coat type on a cat? I like cats. I'm not a cat lady. But what about Catherine or Katrina etc, with the nickname Kat or Cat? Is that okay but Tabby is too cat-like? Don't be so quick to pigeonhole good honest and classic names like this... And I think that nicknames should maybe be fun and not taking themselves too seriously. Isn't that the point of having a casual nickname vs always using a formal and maybe conservative full name all the time? It's nice to kick back and be a Vicky sometimes lol!
I think this name is cute as a button on a little girl. And I've never met an adult Tabitha but I would be thrilled to. It's nice to have a biblical link too.
queen_vic  7/20/2016
Tabitha is my name, I like it and thank my dad for choosing it for me. It's a unique and beautiful name.
― Anonymous User  7/10/2016
I have always thought this is a beautiful sounding name. It's not terribly common either - have only ever met one Tabitha, who was somewhat odd, but this hasn't diminished the name for me.
Espy  1/23/2016
My name is Tabasa. My parents are Japanese and they named me after the daughter of the witch in the TV show Bewitched. Since there is no such pronunciation like "tha" in Japasese they just made it as "sa" so they could pronounce it. I've never met another "Tabasa" but I hear there are other Tabasas around. The cool thing is that my mom's nickname is Samantha because I am Tabitha (Tabasa). I love the fact that Tabitha means gazelle in Hebrew though!
― Anonymous User  10/26/2015
My name is Tabetha. It is spelled very uniquely and I didn't know if anyone else had the same name as me. My parents named me after the movie Bewitched and I honestly don't like my name as much, so I go by Tabby but I hate how I tell people my name and they spell it wrong. I've gotten (Tabitha, Tabatha, Tebetha, Tabytha) and it annoys me so much but it's not a terrible name. Really it's just... unique :)
tabbylynn17  8/20/2015
The prettiest girl in my school (in my opinion) has this name, and it suits her so well. It sounds so mystical and alluring yet friendly, just like her.
IsolationHedge  5/23/2015
I love my name >:)
tabitharose_  2/23/2015
I am an almost 43 year old Tabitha. I love my name except for the "are you a witch?" question I used to be asked all the time. I've been told my name is bad a**. I like it more now that BEWITCHED isn't in reruns any more.
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
TALITHA would be an excellent twin name.
Sabertooth  8/23/2014
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
This is pretty, and such a beautiful meaning.
Joy12  5/4/2011
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 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
I have a friend with this name... I think it fits her perfectly. She's graceful!
― Anonymous User  11/4/2010
I love this name, it's so exotic.
Chrila96  10/20/2010
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
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
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
I love the name Tabby as a nickname for Tabitha.
Junidoe-Josephine  12/23/2008
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
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 AKA Tabby. I am personally proud to hold it! Especially when (boys) call me Tabby Cat!
IAmTabby  3/12/2008
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
A thousand times better than Dorcas in every way. :)
Lady Seashell  2/19/2008
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
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
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 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
I love this name! It's cute and very unique!
stlcowgirl  8/17/2007
Anyone ever see Bewitched? Samantha's daughter was named Tabitha.
popular1  7/20/2007
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
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
Tabitha is a nice name for a pet. Definitely not for a child.
― Anonymous User  5/3/2007
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
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
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
I love this name! It's not overly used, either! It's beautiful.
― Anonymous User  11/13/2006
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
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 is the name of a witch in the TV-series "Passions".
audreyhubley  9/5/2006
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
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
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
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
This is a very common name for female tabby cats.
FairyGirl  6/4/2006
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
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
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 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 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
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'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
Tabitha King (maiden name Tabitha Spruce) is an American writer and the wife of writer Stephen King.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2005
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
A very cute and adorable name.
the_coolest_person  7/20/2005
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
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

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