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I think Nikita is a good name because you can have a lot of nicknames for it. e.g. Kita, Kiki, Keat, Nikki and many more.
-- Nykita7  3/1/2005
Nikita can be spelt many different ways! eg. My name is spelt NYKITA! Keep Smiling :)
-- Nykita7  3/3/2005
Used more and more as a name for girls, throughout the European continent.
-- Charlie1977  5/5/2005
This name was borne by Russian politician Nikita Khruschev, who became Premier of the Soviet Union from 1957 to 1964.
-- alberto  9/20/2005
Nikita is the coolest name ever! Even if it's used for girls more I DON'T CARE. My name is Nikita and I'm a boy. Nikita also means unconquerable, that's awsome. I think if people have babies they should name them Nikita. The name can have lots of nicknames too.
-- Nikita  10/16/2005
Nikita can have different meanings here they are: brave warrior, unconquerable, victorios person and powerful.
-- Nikita  10/16/2005
Perhaps popularized for girls after the Luc Besson film "Nikita"/"La Femme Nikita" (1990).
-- Elphi  12/17/2005
"Nikita" is also the name of an Elton John song.
-- Anonymous User  12/17/2005
The name Nikita isn't just a girl name, it's also a boy name. My name is Nikita and I'm a boy. If your a boy and your name is Nikita and you see it's a girl name it's not just a girl name.
-- Nikitathegreat  2/13/2006
My name is Nichita, but the speling is Nikita. That's the writing of the name in Romania. So in Romania you write Nichita and read Nikita.
-- Nikita Utiu  6/9/2006
Sounds more like an Indian name to me.
-- FairyGirl  6/12/2006
Nikita is NOT AN INDIAN NAME! It's a pure Russian name.
-- WWE Champion  7/14/2006
Nikita is purely masculine name in Russia (and also in Ukraine), you won't find any female Nikita here! Though I like it on a girl. :-) But not in Russian speaking countries, because the girl with a masculine name would be teased here.
-- Elena Alexandra  12/9/2006
Ahh. YES IT IS AN INDIAN NAME! There were % Nikita's (girls) at my friend's school where she grew up. (she has never ever left INDIA to study ever!) And including herself that makes SIX (6) NIKITA's! That was only in her class too. Hmm.
-- Anonymous User  2/13/2007
Nikita is an name occasionally used in Russia and Ukraine. Nikita is not an Indian name like the person above me explained. It is never used in the Indian name section. You might see a girl called Ankita or Kakita in India, but that is not short or a nickname for Nikita. I was born in Kiev, Ukraine and I know that Nikita is not an Indian name. PS, my name IS Nikita. :)
-- WWE Champion  3/17/2007
I'm pretty sure that Nikita is an Indian name as well. I actually knew an Indian girl named Nikita once.
-- Anonymous User  3/24/2007
Perhaps the Indian name everyone is thinking of is Nitika, which is of Indian origin, instead of Nikita, which is definitely Russian.
-- breakofday  8/13/2007
I think Nikita is a beautiful name for girls and boys! My name is also Nikita but it is spelt NIQUITA.
-- kita94  4/10/2008
Nikita is also from the Greek word niketes meaning victor.
-- MaggieSimpson  2/3/2009
Nikita is a Russian name, true. It's also a popular Indian name. Originally spelt as Nikhita, (after going through a lot of confusing Indian baby name sites, I've concluded that it means either "sharp" or "the earth") it is also spelt as Nikitha or Nikita. Still not too sure about what it means, but I'm sure it's an Indian name. One of best friends in primary school was called Nikita. I moved, so we're not in touch anymore, but I'm positive it was Nikita.
-- Manya Algeri  6/26/2009
In France Nikita is sometimes used as a girl's name (and this use is also becoming popular in other parts of Europe) but in Russia and the Ukraine it's always a boy's name.
-- Caledonia558  7/10/2009
I know a little girl named Nikhita "Niki". I have been told (by Niki's Sis) that Nikhita (with an "H") is a Indian spelling.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2009
I'm not fond of this name. It sounds fine on a boy as long as he's Russian, but otherwise it sounds too girly. Nikita makes me think of a mean, sharp-tongued woman.
-- bananarama  12/20/2009
Sure, this name is masculine for the Russians, it's tradition. But for another people it sounds so girlish.
-- Anonymous User  2/8/2010
Why is this name posted as "masculine" when the popularity says only females have had this name?
-- Anonymous User  8/6/2010
The name popularity as shown on this site is only for U.S.A and the Netherlands, where it is used mostly for girls. The name however originated as male and most Nikitas worldwide are male, in places such as Russia and the Ukraine.
-- vomiting  9/7/2010
Nikita is indeed an Indian name as well as Russian. It's possible for a name to have more than one origin. In India, Nikita is a feminine name translated either as "earth" or, occasionally, "sleep" (from Sanskrit).
-- Charlotte Vera  9/11/2010
Nikita is a total boys name all over Eastern Europe, even as we speak it is in the top 5/10 most popular BOYS names. Nikhita has nothing to do with this name at all.
-- Anonymous User  9/18/2010
Nikita, Nicetas, Nikitas (Niki, Nike) is of Greek origin...%100 Greek. Niki, Nike means VICTORY in Greek and Nikita(s) means the victorious one (man). Therefore Nikita(s) is originally a masculine name (Niki, Nike is the feminine form). I should know because I'm Greek and Niki is my first name. All the other countries that use this name only adopted it just like every other Greek name.
-- Anonymous User  9/26/2010
To me Nikita is definitely a girl's name, not a boys. Also, I know a girl named Nikitha, which I think is much nicer as it takes off that sharp sound that Nikita has.
-- Anonymous User  2/19/2011
Pronounced ni-KEE-tah.
-- WHS_wildcat_14  2/20/2011
Hmm Nikita is a boy name! But some girls are named that! My name is Nikita and I'm a girl! :D
-- NikitaTheAwesome  8/23/2011
This name derives from the Greek word ΝΙΚΗ = Victory.
Nikita derives from the Greek word : ΝΙΚΗΤΗΣ which means:
Victor (victor winner).
-- georgev1112  9/14/2011
There was a boy at my school named Nakia, I'm not sure if it's related to this name or not.
-- Anonymous User  11/10/2011
I know a girl of Indian heritage named Nikita, so I'm pretty sure it's an Indian feminine name also.
-- Bunko0  6/16/2012
We have named our son Nikita, born in 1994. Popular to misbelief (one anonymous user already touched on this subject previously), the name started shifting towards the feminine side after 1985, mainly due to Elton John not quite 'coming out of the closet' back then due to commercial reasons (very similar to George Michael from Wham, who was a teenage heartthrob until he truly 'came out'). The Elton John's video shows a female Russian soldier but in fact was written for & about a male Russian soldier! Very romantic & dramatic story/lyrics either way. My son, making his way through his early teenage years was somewhat reluctant to use his first name due to so many parents naming their daughters Nikita... but, at 19 years of age, he's over it now and proud of his name! It is actually considered a very masculine name in Eastern Europe, with some origin from Greek & Latin mythology, adopted by Eastern Europe & Russia through migration of diverse cultures blending.
Choosing your newborn's name is difficult and at some point I regretted the name we chose, because of the very common response towards the name as in 'Oh, so it's a girl', etc., in his early childhood due to perhaps narrow minded & flippant people out there but now he fully grasps the meaning behind his name & the reason we chose it; he is wearing it proud!
I think it has something to do with the 'a' at the end of his name that makes people think it's a girls name?!
Sure, my first name is Andreas and my second name is Sascha... I prefer Sascha anytime and in fact I have used Sascha since I was in conscript military due to most people not being able to pronounce Andreas correctly so..., since 1992 my name is Sascha and not many people know my first name is Andreas! Funny enough, in my teen years I dated a girl named Sasha (same pronunciation).., awkward at times but; So What?! What's in a name anyway? A lot of up' & down's until you can truly embrace it and be proud to embrace it!
Needless to say my son's second name is Andreas..., not that I'm Russian (still; Eastern European descent and nothing wrong with being Russian) but I do like the tradition of passing on ones first name to a sibling as a second name.
Traditions are fading these days but come on! It's something most of us look back to!
May sound Indian.., even native American Indian, female but definitely not! It's a really cool male name..., shortened to Nik it's way cooler than the similar Nick.
If anyone has objections here about male, female or other names..., why aren't we all just simply called John or George. Again, nothing against these two names but perhaps overused and may impede ones identity once faced by multiples of the same name. None of the names used lately are unique but at least some are not over used, even though traditional in some countries, still sound way cool & refreshing.
Don't be afraid to use the name Nikita for a girl if you wish, no one is objecting to that! It's a beautiful & soft name either way, even though it does stand for 'unconquered/unconquerable' and further back in history as 'victorious'. Nothing wrong with 'Girl Power'!

PS; Bunko0, If the girl of Indian Heritage you know is 400+ years old and her name is a heritage to India or she has contributed to history in any other way then if you're still sure it's an Indian name...?! I know girls, or to be precise; I have heard of girls named Nikita in several countries, including Australia but still, in this example it doesn't qualify as a native Australian name. It's popular, I agree and the popularity is worldwide, especially after the mid 80's and early 90's due to mainly Elton John and later moviemakers who possibly 'piggybacked' on the popularity of the name used in John's song.
I hope you don't take any offence from this but please see the bigger picture. One's name from one country doesn't make their name native! Back to John & George..., lot's of them in Australia but definitely not native! There are several abbreviations of the name Nikita (and other great names) throughout the world which explains migrations of tribes & ultimately, in several cases, full nations, settling in different parts of the world.
Most names in use today have a background somewhere in history, mythical or other, perhaps excluding the 60's & 70's 'Hippy' times when people used to name their kids after flowers or anything that came to their minds at the time. Still..., some fabulous names came from those days and that's after all our contribution to history! Not my generation, I'm the following one but; I wish it was!
-- samberg  1/8/2014
One of the reasons Nikita began to be used in the UK and other areas as a feminine name was because of the Elton John song "Nikita", released in 1985. Some parents apparently misinterpreted it as a heterosexual love song, because Nikita sounds quite like a feminine name in English, similar to Nicola and Nicole (perhaps they disregarded the association with Nikita Khrushchev). I daresay Elton John, who is openly gay and knew Nikita was a male Russian name, would be amused. Another reason why Nikita is sometimes used as a feminine name is because of the Luc Besson film "Nikita", released in 1990, in which the titular character is a female French assassin. It is unknown why Besson chose Nikita as a name for a female character - perhaps he too had misinterpreted the Elton John song. The film has several TV spin-off series as well, including the Canadian "La Femme Nikita" (1997-2001) and a new American series entitled "Nikita" which has ran since 2010, all of which feature a female character named Nikita.
-- Anonymous User  7/14/2012
The name Nikita was given to 84 baby boys born in the US in 2012. This name is all masculine to me.
-- Oohvintage  7/20/2013

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