English, diminutive of Christopher
"anointed one or follower of Christ"

Kit Origin and Meaning

The name Kit is both a boy's name and a girl's name of English origin.
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. Kit is a fashionable gender-neutral name that is fairly evenly distributed between boys and girls, with just over 100 babies of each gender named Kit in the US in 2021.

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Famous People Named Kit

  • Christopher Houston "Kit" CarsonAmerican frontiersman
  • Christopher Catesby "Kit" HaringtonEnglish actor
  • Kit WatkinsAmerican jazz singer
  • Christopher "Kit" FrenchAmerican singer of band Parachute
  • Christopher Cornelius "Kit" CulkinAmerican actor and father of Macaulay Culkin
  • Christopher "Kit" MarloweEnglish 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

Kit in Pop Culture

  • Christopher "Kit" Walker Jr.aka The Phantom, comic book superhero
  • Kit Walkercharacter on TV's "American Horror Story: Asylum"
  • Christopher "Kit" Rodrigueza character in the "Young Wizards" series
  • Kit Cloudkickercharacter in Disney's animated series TaleSpin
  • Kit Ramseya main character in film "Bowfinger"
  • Kit Nelsoncharacter on TV's "Alcatraz"
  • Kit aka Prince Charmingcharacter in 2015 Disney film Cinderella
  • Kit Fistocharacter in the Star Wars series
  • Kit Oxenfordcharacter in Ken Follett's "Whiteout"
  • Kit Carrutherscharacter in the film "Badlands"
  • Christopher "Kit" Herondalecharacter in the Dark Artifices series by Cassandra Clare
  • "Kit and Kitty"a novel by R. D. Blackmore
  • Kit Katchocolate bar
  • Kitterm for a young animal such as a fox