There is a little bit more to the name Kęstutis than its description currently indicates. Kęstutis contains the well-documented Lithuanian masculine diminutive suffix -utis, which means that this name is a pet form of masculine given names that contain the Lithuanian element 'kęsti' meaning "to cope" as well as "to suffer, to endure, to undergo", such as: Kęsgailas, Kęsmantas, Kęstautas and Kęsvilas.

For more information about this, please see the following links:

- "Lithuanian Names" written by William R. Schmalstieg: (in English; specifically lists Kęstutis as an example of a given name that contains the diminutive suffix -utis)
- (in German)
- (in Lithuanian; mentions that Kęstutis is a diminutive of Kęstas, which itself is a short form of masculine names that contain the Lithuanian element 'kęsti')
- (in Lithuanian)
- (in Lithuanian)
- (in Lithuanian)
- (in English; lists some of the most common Lithuanian diminutive suffixes)
- (in English; scroll down to "The tendencies of addressing children in the family" written by Giedrė Čepaitienė) [noted -ed]
Lucille  4/7/2017

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