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Gender: Female Meaning of Kit: "pure" Origin of Kit: English, diminutive of Katherine

The name Kit is a girl's name of English origin meaning "pure". Kit and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

Kit is a crisp, old-time British-accented unisex nickname that sounds fresh and modern today. Kitty is another so-retro-it's-cool nickname.

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Famous People Named Kit

Catherine "Kit" Hoover, American broadcast journalist
Kit Pongetti, American actress
Kit Chen (Jiéyí), Singaporean singer
Kathleen Margaret "Kit" Pearson, Canadian novelist
Catherine "Kit" Klein, American speedskater
Kit Reed, American short story writer

Pop Culture References for the name Kit

Kit "Kitsune" Nozawa, character in DC Universe
Katherine "Kit" Tyler, the main character in The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare
Kit Snicket, character in Lemony Snicket's "Series of Unfortunate Events".
Margaret Mildred "Kit" Kittredge, from the "American Girl" doll collection.
Kit Bailey, character from CBC series "Heartland"
Kit Keller, character in the film 'A League of Their Own' (1992)
Kit Dunn, character on TV's Backstage
Kit Ballard, main character in video game Blade Kitten
Kit De Luca, character in the film Pretty Woman
Kit McGraw, character on TV's Nip/Tuck
Kit Porter, character on TV's The L Word
Katherine "Kit,", character in film Failure to Launch
Rielle "Kit" Peddler, character in the Android Netrunner series
Kit Kat, chocolate bar
Kit, term for a young animal such as fox


kizzygirl Says:



Katherine Harrington Says:


My name is Katherine and I often wished my parents used Kit as a nickname when I was younger in addition to or instead of Kate

Ty Says:


The American Girl doll was my introduction to this name when I was young, and it's always stuck with me. Kit is short and spunky, and I wish I came across this name more.

CupcakeGirl13 Says:


Super sweet, cute and simple name. I think you could use it as a nn for Margret, it would work.

Bobcat108 Says:


Kit on a girl is traditionally a nn for Katherine. On a boy, it's a nn for Christopher. My daughter chose Kit as her nn when her soccer coach couldn't get her name right...she's Kiersten, but he continually called her Kristen.

KatieNana Says:


I could definitely see Kit being a nickname for Katherine.

Chrissy Says:


Is Kit short for Katherine?

KatieNana Says:


Loving Kit at the moment, if only I could get the SO on board.

AnonymousPerson Says:


Kit, Kitty, Kat. All so cute!