This page is historical. Follow this link for the current version.
Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Tabitha f. Aramaic טביתא 'doe, gazelle'.

The name of a minor New Testament character. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Tabita.

The name came into use among Protestants in the 16th C. See also Dorcas.

1574 Tabitha AuFr Dotignij; 1575 Tabitha ibid. Berts
Early Modern English
1571 Tabitha StAnthonlin p. 21; 1574 Tabitha ibid. p. 23; 1577 Tabitha ibid. p. 26; 1592 Tabitha bruton-vol1 p. 52; 1594 Tabitha ibid. p. 53; 1595 Thibetha HAmar-vol9 p. 117; 1599 Tabitha bruton-vol1 p. 11
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Tabitha". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4.