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Gender: Male Origin of Kit: English, diminutive of Christopher Meaning of Christopher: Greek and Latin, "bearer of Christ"

The name Kit is a boy's name of English origin. Kit and is often added to lists like Best Cool Unusual Boys' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Actor Kit Harington, aka the dreamy Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, has given this nickname-name new style and appeal for boys. Actress Jodie Foster used it for her son. For girls, it's an updated diminutive of Katherine.

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Famous People Named Kit

Christopher Houston "Kit" Carson, American frontiersman
Christopher Catesby "Kit" Harington, English actor
Kit Watkins, American jazz singer
Christopher "Kit" French, American singer of band Parachute
Christopher Cornelius "Kit" Culkin, American actor and father of Macaulay Culkin
Christopher "Kit" Marlowe, English playwright
Christopher "Kit" Foster (b. 2001), son of American actress Jodie Foster
Kit Bomer (b. 2005), son of actor Matt Bomer
Kit James Thornton (b. 2015), son of actors James Thornton & Joanna Page
Christopher Carlton "Kit" Cumberbatch (b. 2015), son of Benedict Cumberbatch and Sophie Hunter
Kit Rooney (b. 2016), son of footballer Wayne Rooney
Kit Harry Francis Judd (b. 2017), son of McFly drummer Harry Judd

Pop Culture References for the name Kit

Christopher "Kit" Walker Jr., aka The Phantom, comic book superhero
Kit Walker, character on TV's "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Christopher "Kit" Rodriguez, a character in the "Young Wizards" series
Kit Cloudkicker, character in Disney's animated series TaleSpin
Kit Ramsey, a main character in film "Bowfinger"
Kit Nelson, character on TV's "Alcatraz"
Prince "Kit" Charming, character in Disney's Cinderella (2015)
Kit Fisto, character in the Star Wars series
Kit Oxenford, character in Ken Follett's "Whiteout"
Kit Carruthers, character in the film "Badlands"
Christopher "Kit" Herondale, character in the Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare
"Kit and Kitty", a novel by R. D. Blackmore
Kit Kat, chocolate bar
Kit, term for a young animal such as a fox