What does Tabitha mean?
Tabitha /ta-bi-tha/ [3 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced TAB-i-thah. It is of Aramaic origin, and the meaning of Tabitha is "gazelle". Biblical: the Aramaic name of Dorcas, a kind woman noted for her good works, who was resurrected by Peter. Journalist Tabitha Soren.
How popular is Tabitha?
Tabitha is a very popular first name for women (#496 out of 4276, Top 12%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Tabitha for girls. Tabitha reached its peak rank of #154 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is currently at #919. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Dorcas and Tabatha are the popular variation forms of Tabitha (#919 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.5023%) and has become much lower since (usage 0.027%, ▼94.6%), with the forms Dorcas, Tabatha and Tabitha becoming less stylish. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Tabitha and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)