The baby name Nikita has both Slavic and Sanskrit origins and is more popular in India and Russia than it is in the United States. However, it was one of the top 1,000 baby names for girls in the U.S. throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. The name has an exotic feel without being too out there, and it pairs well with a number of middle names, particularly classic one-syllable options.

Meaning of the name Nikita:

Russian: Victor, winner
Hindi: House

Origin of the name Nikita:

Nikita is a Russian name that is derived from the Greek name Niketas, which means “victor” or “winner.” It is also a Hindi name that is derived from the Sanskrit word “niketa,” which means house.

Symbolism of the name Nikita:

Because the baby name Bikita means “winner” or “victor,” many new parents may see it as a symbol of victory. They may choose the name as a symbol of good luck for their daughter's future.

Style of the name Nikita:

Modern

Gender of the name Nikita:

Boys/Girls though it's more popular for girls in the United States

Pronunciation of the name Nikita:

nih-KEY-ta or knee-KEY-ta

Number of syllables in the name Nikita:

Three

Emotion evoked from the name Nikita:

The baby name Nikita evokes images of someone who is beautiful and coy.

Alternative spellings for the name Nikita:

  • Nakita
  • Niketa
  • Nicketa

Nicknames for the name Nikita:

  • Nik
  • Nikki
  • Kiki

Popularity of the name Nikita:

Nikita made the list of the top 1,000 baby names for girls in the United States on and off throughout the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, according to the Social Security Administration. It last ranked in 2000 at number 884.

Related names for the name Nikita:

Great middle names for Nikita and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Nikita:

Nikitas in popular culture:

  • Nikita (character from the TV show and movie “La Femme Nikita”)
  • Nikita(character from the video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops”)
  • Nikita (character from the TV show “Best of Luck Nikki”)