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.

1572 Tabitha AuFr Visch; 1573 Tabijtha ibid. p. 86; 1574 Tabitha ibid. Dotignij; 1575 Tabitha ibid. Berts; 1578 Tabacht ibid. Pietersen; 1580 Thabita ibid. Meij; 1585 Tabitha ibid. p. 86
Early Modern English
1571 Tabitha StAnthonlin p. 21; 1574 Tabitha ibid. p. 23; 1577 Tabitha ibid. p. 26; 1592 Tabitha bruton1 p. 52; 1594 Tabitha ibid. p. 53; 1595 Thibetha HAmar-vol9 p. 117; 1599 Tabitha bruton1 p. 11
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Tabitha". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2023, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2023/1/name/Tabitha.