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pinWhat 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.

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

Kreatif forms: Kitdy, Kitte, Kokit. [more]

pinHow 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)

Chris (#514 in 2014), Christian (#42), Christopher (#30), Cris and Kris are the popular varying forms of Kit (unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. These relations of Kit were favored by parents 4 decades ago (adoption of 0.67%) and are somewhat less common today (adoption 0.48%, down 28%), with versions like Chris becoming less in vogue. Christian and Christopher 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 statistics of Kit and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

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