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Meaning and Origin

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Wiktionary

From the Russian male given name, Ники́та (Nikíta), fom Ancient Greek saints' name Ἀνίκητος (Aníkētos, “unconquerable”), made known in the West by Nikita Khrushchev, Soviet Union leader in 1953–1964. It was understood as a form of Nicholas and taken up as a girls' name first in French and then in English.

  1. A female given name.
  2. A transliteration of Russian the male given name Ники́та (Nikíta).

Nikita was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons Named Nikita

Nikita Khrushchev was an office holder. Nikita was born on April 15th, 1894 in Kalinovka, Khomutovsky District, Kursk Oblast. He left this life on September 11th, 1971.

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Nikita Thukral is a film actress, model, and actor. Her ongoing career started in 2002. Nikita was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Nikita is also known as Nikitha, Nikhita, and Nikki.

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Nikita Koloff is a wrestler. Nikita was born on March 9th, 1959 in Minneapolis.

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Nikita Mikhalkov is a filmmaking, actor, and filmmaker. He has been prominent since 1959. Nikita was given the name Nikita Sergeyevich Mikhalkov on October 21st, 1945 in Moscow.

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Nikita Kucherov is a hockey player for the Tampa Bay Lightning in the National Hockey League. He has been prominent since 2011. Nikita was born on June 17th, 1993 in Maykop.

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Nikita Anand is a model (people), actor, model, and actress. Nikita was born Nikita Anand in 1983 in Jalandhar.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nikita

She holds the title Miss Mundo Latina, Miss Venezuela, Miss Mundo Latina (Winner), and Miss Venezuela (to compete). Jossie was born Jossie Nikita on May 8th, 1994 in Maracaibo.

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Mokin Nikita is a hockey player for the Avangard Omsk in the Kontinental Hockey League. He was most prominent from 2009 to present. Mokin was born on March 14th, 1992 in Oskemen.

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How popular is the baby name Nikita in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1949 5 5 0
1953 5 5 0
1956 5 5 0
1957 13 13 0
1958 16 16 0
1959 63 44 19
1960 81 56 25
1961 60 39 21
1962 55 41 14
1963 45 26 19
1964 56 32 24
1965 42 24 18
1966 32 20 12
1967 42 25 17
1968 29 21 8
1969 46 35 11
1970 74 60 14
1971 106 95 11
1972 160 146 14
1973 161 147 14
1974 188 170 18
1975 178 165 13
1976 180 174 6
1977 194 181 13
1978 175 165 10
1979 153 145 8
1980 152 143 9
1981 130 125 5
1982 113 105 8
1983 119 111 8
1984 140 133 7
1985 191 162 29
1986 1,066 1,034 32
1987 706 659 47
1988 473 453 20
1989 454 417 37
1990 375 337 38
1991 403 372 31
1992 379 343 36
1993 290 265 25
1994 243 207 36
1995 228 190 38
1996 193 161 32
1997 435 398 37
1998 411 359 52
1999 367 320 47
2000 308 250 58
2001 273 214 59
2002 282 206 76
2003 232 153 79
2004 237 149 88
2005 188 115 73
2006 217 122 95
2007 196 108 88
2008 223 106 117
2009 198 83 115
2010 224 121 103
2011 216 137 79
2012 196 112 84
2013 183 108 75
2014 179 79 100
2015 185 93 92
2016 164 70 94
2017 129 60 69

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Popularity of Nikita as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Nikita

  • How Popular is the name Nikita? Nikita is the 2,177th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nikita have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,862 babies born with the first name Nikita in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nikita to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nikita? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1949 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Nikita first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nikita is Saturday, September 15th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Nikita born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nikita was in 1986 with a total of 1,034 babies. That's a lot of babies named Nikita!
  • Random Nikita Factoid: According to the 1987 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nikita ranks 102nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 6 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 1987.
  • Weird things about the name Nikita: Your name in reverse order is Atikin. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tniika. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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