Usage Russian (Archaic)
Other Forms FormsVariant transcription: Nictopolion. Variant forms: Никтополеон (Niktopoleon + Nictopoleon), Никтополиан (Niktopolian + Nictopolian), Никтополитиан (Niktopolitian + Nictopolitian), Никополитиан (Nikopolitian + Nicopolitian)
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Meaning & History
Russian form of Nikopolitianos through a Greek corruption of the name. This corruption was probably Νυκτοπολιων (Nyktopolion) or something close to it, which led to the name being associated with the night, as it closely resembles the Greek adjective νυκτιπόλος (nyktipolos) meaning "roaming by night".A notable bearer of this name was the Russian poet Niktopolion Svyatskiy (1854-1917).