His name could mean prayer. probably reffering to how he is holding his hands. Munchvtec (talk) 06:04, February 5, 2016 (UTC)
Like with Kanpō, there are multiple meanings with kitō, but I think you're on to something. "祈祷" alone means prayer, but "祈祷師", kitōshi, means "medicine man; shaman; faith healer; witch doctor; exorcist".
Also, other medical ninja(including Shizune) were holding their hands in "prayer seal".--JouXIII (talk) 11:47, February 5, 2016 (UTC)
Im aware of how the others were holding their hands but i saw this translation and found it odd. Munchvtec (talk) 14:12, February 5, 2016 (UTC)