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What does Nikita mean?

Nikita Pronunciation of Nikita [niki-ta] as a girls' name (also used more widely as boys' name Nikita) is pronounced nih-KEE-tah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Nikita is "unconquered". From Aniketos. Also a nickname for Nicole, which is derived from Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. In Russia, also a male name.

Associated with: greek, goddess, victory, russia.


Nikita has 5 variants: Nakeeta, Nakita, Nickita, Nikeeta and Niquita.

Affiliated girl names: Nicolette and Nikki.

Nikita has 14 more alternative forms via Nicole, Nike: Nicia, Nicola, Nika, Niki, Nikia, Nikki, Nikky, Niko, Nikol, Nikola, Nikole, Nikoleta, Nikolia and Nykia.

Nikita has 1 masculine form: Aniketos.

Creative forms:
(female) Nikila, Nikira, ..

(male) Nikian, Nikina, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nikita Valerie (N.V.), ..

How popular is Nikita?

Nikita is a very popular first name for females (#1304 out of 4276, Top 30%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Nikita was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak position of #583 in the U.S. in the year 1997, but is not listed currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nikita name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nikita outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Nikita appearing in the Top 2000 are Nakita, Nicola, Nicole (#152 last year), Nicolette (#1677), Niki, Nikia, Nikki (#1609), Nikole and Nykia. Other forms, like Nikoleta, are uncommon. These forms of Nikita were favored by parents 35 years ago (usage of 1.84%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.15%, 92% less).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nikita, Nakita, Nicola, Nicole, Nicolette in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Niki, Nikia, Nikki, Nikole, Nykia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nicola, Nicole outside U.S.

Similar Names

Nikita is alike in pronunciation to Naquita. Other recommended names are Annita, Aurita, Belita, Birkita (see Bridget), Birta, Bitta, Carita, Dakota, Danita, Davita, Donita, Edita, Ellita, Felita, Gita, Janita, Jenita, Jonita, Julita, Lenita, Liseta, Lolita, Lorita, Lucita, Nadija, Nagida, Nakia, Nakisha, Nania, Nata, Natifa, Negida, Neina, Neka, Nelia, Nenica, Nenita, Nerit, Nesta, Neta, Netia, Nia, Nibia, Nicija (see Nicia), Nickie, Nickola, Nicotia (see Nicosia), Nidia, Nina, Nineta, Ninetta, Nirit, Nisha, Nita, Nituna, Perita, Renita, Rita, Ritta, Rosita, Serita, Talita, Tanita, Tita, Unita, Vanita, Verita, Vinita, Vita, Yonita, Yudita, Zanita, Zarita and Zita. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nikita.