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 but a very popular last name for all people (#72466 out of 150436, Top 48%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Chris (#514 in 2014), Christian (#42), Christoffer, Christopher (#30), Cris, Cristobal, Cristofer, Kris, Kristofer and Kristoffer are the popular varying forms of Kit (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the peak of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 (usage of 0.4%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.2414%, down 39.7%), 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, and there is also a resurgence in birth name usage for both names. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Kit and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)