Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Tabitha


 

Erin Murphy as Tabitha Stephens on "Bewitched"


Origin: Aramaic
Meaning: "gazelle"
Gender: feminine
Pronunciation: : TAB-i-thə

In the New Testament, Tabitha was a woman raised from the dead by Saint Peter. She is sometimes considered the patron saint of tailors and seamstresses, since she was known for sewing coats and other garments and is also known by the Greek translation of the name Tabitha, Dorcas.

Tabitha became popular after the Protestant Reformation, but then fell of the charts. It became popularized by the TV show Bewitched, where Tabitha was the daughter of the witch Samantha.

In The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Tibby Rollins is one of the main characters. Tabitha Twitchit is a cat in the Beatrix Potter series, and Tabitha Smith is a superhero in the Marvel Comics universe.

   Related names:

Tabatha - English
Tabby - English
Tabetha - English
Tabea - German
Tabita - Biblical Latin
Tabytha - English
Tibby - English


The name Tabitha is ranked #756 in the United States, and #181 in England/Wales.

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