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What does Kit mean?

Kit Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: greek, saint.


Kit has 1 variant: Kitt.

Related boy name: Christian.

4 more alternative forms via Chris, Christopher: Cris, Kris, Kriss and Kristo.

Creative forms:
(male) Kidy, Kite, ..

(female) Kidi, Kite, ..

Middle name pairings:
Kit Jaxin (K.J.), ..

How popular is Kit?

Kit is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#72466 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Kit reached its peak rank of #863 in the U.S. in the 1950s, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kit name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Kit outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Chris (#507 in 2015), Christian (#43), Christopher (#32), Cris, Kris and Kriss are the popular varying forms of Kit ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Kit were favored by parents 5 decades ago (adoption of 3.2%) and have become significantly less common since (adoption 1%, down 70%), with versions like Kris becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kit, Chris, Christian, Christopher, Cris in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Kris, Kriss in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Kim and Kip. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kit.

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