[ 1 syll. tab, ta-b ] The baby boy name Tab is sometimes used as a girl name. It is pronounced as TAEB †. Tab is largely used in the English language, and it is derived from Hebrew and Germanic origins. From Germanic roots, its meaning is brilliant.
In addition, Tab is an English pet form of David.
Tab is unusual as a baby name for boys. Its usage peaked modestly in 1957 with 0.005% of baby boys being given the name Tab. Its ranking then was #697. The baby name has since experienced a fall in popularity, and is now of very light use. In 2016, among the group of boy names directly linked to Tab, David was the most regularly used. Tab has predominantly been a baby boy name in the past century.
† Pronunciation for Tab: T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; B as in "be (B.IY)"