What does Kit mean?
Kit \kit\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' 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: Kitt.
For more on this name, see also the related boy name Christian.
Kit has 31 more alternative forms via Chris, Christopher: Chris▼, Chriss, Christie, Christof, Christofer, Christoffer, Christoforo, Christoforus, Christoph, Christophe, Christophoros, Christos, Cris, Cristobal▼, Cristofer, Cristoforo, Cristovano, Kester, Kris▼, Kriss, Kristo, Kristofel, Kristofer▼, Kristoffer▼, Kristofor, Kristoforos, Kristos, Krzysztof, Stoffel, Tobal and Topher.
Kit is an uncommon first name for men. Kit is also a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Kit and related names. Chris (#514 in 2014), Christian (#42), Christoffer, Christopher (#30), Cris, Cristobal, Cristofer, Kris, Kristofer and Kristoffer are the popular varying forms of Kit (#unlisted). This boy name reached the peak of its popularity during the years 1970-1979 and has become significantly less popular since, with the versions Chris, Cristobal, Kris, Kristofer and Kristoffer falling out of style. Christian (#42) and Christopher (#30) are two of the more chic boy names here. There is also a resurgence in birth name usage for both names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)