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Nikita (boy)

What does Nikita mean?

Nikita Pronunciation of Nikita [niki-ta] as a name for boys (also used less commonly as girls' name Nikita) is of Greek origin, and the name Nikita means "people of victory". Nikita is an alternate spelling of Nicholas (Greek). See also Aniketos.

Associated with: greek, victory.


13 related forms via Nicholas: Nickie, Nicola, Nik, Niki, Nikki, Nikky, Niklaas, Niklas, Niklos, Nikolai, Nikolas, Nikolay and Nikos.

1 feminine form: Nicolette.

Creative forms:
(male) Nekita, Nikina, ..

(female) Nikila, Nikira, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nikita Stephan (N.S.), ..

How popular is Nikita?

Nikita is an uncommon first name for males. Nikita is also a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Nikita was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its apex rank of #1428 in the U.S. in the year 2008, and is at #1696 presently. (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 source form and related boy names. Nicholas (#62 the previous year), Nickie, Nicola, Nikki, Niklas, Nikolai (#478) and Nikolas (#566) are the popular varying forms of Nikita (#1696 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Niklos, are seldom used. These relations of Nikita were at the peak of their popularity 2 decades ago (median #1491) and are now much less widespread (#1350, 75%). Nicholas is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Nikolai has become popular as well, while Nicholas is no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nikita, Nicholas, Nickie, Nicola, Nikki in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Niklas, Nikolai, Nikolas in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nicholas, Niklas outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Dakota, Dekota, Nata, Nikhel, Nikhil, Nikko, Niko, Ninian and Nuriya. Like Nikita, these names are not frequently used.

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