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What does Tabitha mean?

Tabitha \t(a)-bi-tha\ 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.


Tabitha has 12 variants: Tabatha, Tabatha, Tabbee, Tabbey, Tabbi, Tabbie, Tabbitha, Tabby, Tabetha, Tabita, Tabotha and Tabytha.

Tabitha has 3 more different forms via Dorcas: Dorcass, Dorcie and Dorkas.


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. during the years 1980-1989, and is currently at #919. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Tabitha name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Tabitha outside U.S.

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%, down 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dorcas, Tabatha, Tabitha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Tacitha and Talitha. These names tend to be less commonly used than Tabitha.