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UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.KIT
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Meaning & History

Diminutive of CHRISTOPHER or KATHERINE. A notable bearer was Kit Carson (1809-1868), an American frontiersman and explorer.
DiminutivesKatey, Katie, Katy, Kaety, Katee
Other Languages & CulturesAikaterine Ancient Greek Katalin, Kattalin Basque Katsiaryna Belarusian Katarin, Katell Breton Ekaterina, Hristofor, Hristo, Katerina, Katia, Katya Bulgarian Caterina Catalan Katarina, Kata, Kate, Katica, Kristofor, Krsto, Tina Croatian Kateřina, Kryštof, Katka Czech Cathrine, Katarina, Kathrine, Katrine, Kristoffer, Caja, Christoffer, Ina, Kaja, Karen, Karin, Karina, Katharina, Katja, Kris, Trine Danish Catharina, Christoffel, Katelijn, Katelijne, Katrien, Katrijn, Katrina, Cato, Ina, Karin, Katinka, Katja, Rina, Rini, Riny, Tina, Tineke, Trijntje Dutch Kadri, Katariina, Katrin, Kaia, Kaisa, Kaja, Kati, Riina, Triinu Estonian Katariina, Katriina, Iina, Kaarina, Kaija, Kaisa, Karin, Kata, Kati, Katja, Katri, Riina, Risto Finnish Catherine, Christophe, Carine, Karine French Nienke, Nine, Nynke Frisian Catarina Galician Ekaterine, Eka Georgian Christoph, Katharina, Katherina, Katrin, Katrina, Cathrin, Catrin, Ina, Karen, Karin, Karina, Katarina, Katarine, Katharine, Käthe, Kathrin, Katinka, Katja German Aikaterini, Christoforos, Ekaterini, Katerina, Katina, Kaiti, Keti Greek Kakalina, Kalena Hawaiian Kateri History Katalin, Kristóf, Kata, Katalinka, Kati, Katica, Katinka, Kató, Kitti Hungarian Katrín, Karen Icelandic Caitlín, Caitlin, Caitríona, Cathleen, Catriona, Críostóir, Kathleen, Cáit, Caitria, Catrina, Christie, Christy, Ríona Irish Caterina, Cristoforo, Catia, Katia, Katiuscia, Rina Italian Christophoros Late Greek Christophorus, Katerina Late Roman Kristaps Latvian Ina Limburgish Kotryna, Kristupas, Katrė Lithuanian Ekaterina, Hristofor, Katerina, Katina, Hristo, Risto Macedonian Cateline Medieval French Cathrine, Katarina, Kathrine, Katrine, Kristoffer, Christoffer, Ina, Kaia, Kaja, Karen, Kari, Karin, Karina, Karine, Katharina, Katja Norwegian Catarina Occitan Katarzyna, Krzysztof, Karina, Kasia, Krzyś, Krzysiek Polish Catarina, Cristóvão, Cátia Portuguese Cătălina, Catina, Ecaterina Romanian Ekaterina, Jekaterina, Yekaterina, Karina, Katenka, Katerina, Katia, Katya, Katyusha Russian Caderina Sardinian Caitrìona, Catriona, Catrina, Christie, Christy Scottish Katarina Serbian Katarína, Krištof, Katka Slovak Katarina, Krištof, Kaja, Katica, Katja Slovene Catalina, Cristóbal, Lina Spanish Cathrine, Catrine, Katarina, Katrin, Katrina, Kristoffer, Cajsa, Carin, Carina, Catharina, Christoffer, Ina, Kai, Kaj, Kaja, Kajsa, Karin, Karina, Katharina, Katja Swedish Kateryna, Katia, Katya Ukrainian Catrin, Cadi Welsh

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