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.
Related boy name: Christian.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)
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.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Kim▼ and Kip▼. These names tend to be more commonly used than Kit.See names in meaning and etymology.