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Meaning and name origin

Kit \kit\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Kit), is pronounced kit. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Kit is "bearing Christ". Nickname for Christopher before Chris was used. Christopher Columbus named the Caribbean island of Saint Kitts for himself and Saint Christopher, the patron of travelers. Frontiersman Kit Carson.

Kit has 1 variant form: Kitt.

For more information, see also the related boy name Christian.


Kit is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Kit and its variant form. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Chris, Christian and Christopher. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Chris, Christian, Christopher in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Christian, Christopher outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Kato, Keith, Kidd, Kim and Kip. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kit.


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