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Kit Meaning and Origin

Kit is a unisex name that is a short form of the given names Christopher, Katherine, Kathleen. As a diminutive of Christopher, Kit means “Christ-bearer” or “follower of Christ” in Greek. As a nickname for Katherine, Kit means “pure” or “clear” in Greek. Kit can also be a variant of the name Kester, which means “follower of Christ” in Latin. Kit has been used as a given name since at least the 16th century and has been popular in various cultures and time periods. Famous people with the name Kit include Kit Harington, a British actor known for his role in the TV series Game of Thrones, and Kit Carson, a legendary American frontiersman and military leader.

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