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What does Tabby mean?

Tabby Pronunciation of Tabby [tab-by] as a girls' name is of Aramaic origin, and the meaning of the name Tabby is "gazelle". Tabby is a version of Tabitha (Aramaic). Biblical: the Aramaic name of Dorcas.


Tabby has 4 variants: Tabbee, Tabbey, Tabbi and Tabbie.

1 more alternative form via Tabitha: Tabita.

Creative forms:
(female) Tabbye, Tabe, ..

(male) Tabny, Tabry, ..

Middle name pairings:
Tabby Azariah (T.A.), ..

How popular is Tabby?

Tabby is an unusual given name for females. Tabby is an equivalently unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Tabitha (#947 from recent data) is the only popular related form of Tabby (not ranked). This relation of Tabby was favored as a birth name during 1980-1989 (adoption of 0.1%) and has become much less popular since, with Tabitha falling out of fashion. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Tabitha in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tabby and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Tabby is pronounced similarly to Taubey, Taubie, Tibbie, Tibby, Tobee, Tobey, Tobi and Toby. Other suggested similar names are Abby, Bamby, Barby, Bauby, Bobby, Darby, Debby, Gaby, Libby, Robby, Tacey, Tacy, Taffy, Tally, Tammy, Tandy, Taney, Tansy, Taube, Tavy, Tawny and Thoby. These names tend to be more frequently used than Tabby.

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