Gender: Feminine
Origin: Aramaic
Meaning: “little girl.”
Eng (tuh-LEE-thuh; TAL-i-thə); Dutch/Scan (tah-LEE-tah)

The name is taken from a phrase in the New Testament as spoken by Jesus to the dead daughter of Jairus in Mark (5:41), talitha cumi, meaning, “arise little girl.”

Its occurrence as a name seems to be traced to the Puritans of England and America. One interesting record of the name is of a girl born in England in 1861 who was christened: Talitha-Cumi People.

It also the name of two stars, which is derived from the Arabic,  القفزة الثالثة (at-tālitah), meaning, “the third leap.”

As of 2010, its continental form of Talita was the 7th most popular female name in the Faroe Islands.


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