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Gender: Male Meaning of Fitz: "son of" Origin of Fitz: Scottish

The name Fitz is a boy's name of Scottish origin meaning "son of". Fitz and is often added to lists like Cool Baby Names That Start With F and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Any number of Fitz names -- Fitzgerald, Fitzpatrick, Fitzroy, Fitzwilliam -- have been used as Christian names, in fact Fitzwilliam was the given name of the dashing Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. Fitz can be a short form of any of them and is often, like Mac, a nickname drawn from a surname.

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Famous People Named Fitz

Fitz Lee, American Buffalo Soldier and Medal of Honor recipient
Fitzhugh L. "Fitz" Fulton, American NASA pilot

Pop Culture References for the name Fitz

Mark "Fitz" Fitzgerald, a character on "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Fitzgerald "Fitz" Grant, a character on the ABC hit Scandal
Fitzroy "Fitz" Avery Vacker, character in "Keeper of the Lost Cities" by Shannon Messenger
Fitz Kreiner, character in Doctor Who's Eighth Doctor Adventures novels
Leo Fitz, an engineer in Marvel's "Agents of Shield"
Ezra Fitz, a character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Fitz and The Tantrums, American pop rock band


alexandramae Says:


I love it as a stand alone.

PurpleElephant Says:


Fitz actually means "son" or "son of", but whatever.

jordalini Says:


Can this be a stand alone name? I really like it, but feel as if I have to use a full form to get the nickname

Guest Says:


Could this name be a stand alone name? I love this, but wonder what someone would think of this on a job or college application.