Tabitha, also commonly spelled Tabetha, or Tabatha, ( /ˈtæbɨθə/) is an English language feminine given name, derived from an Aramaic word that means gazelle. It is a biblical name from Acts 9:36 in the Bible, in which Tabitha is a woman raised from the dead by Saint Peter.
The name was most popular in the United States in the 1970s and 1980s, when it was ranked among the 200 most popular names for girls. The character Tabitha Stephens, a child witch on the 1960s television situation comedy Bewitched, raised the profile of the name. It has since declined in popularity. In 2009 it was the 647th most popular name for girls in the United States. The name was the 209th most popular name for girls in England and Wales in 2007.
Alternate spellings for Tabitha include Tabetha, Tabytha, Tabatha, Tabathina, Tabby, Tab, and Tabea. Nicknames include Tabby and Tibby. Tabitha is uncommon as a surname.