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Of Greek origin and/or Indian origin.

Nikita is both a masculine and a feminine name.

The masculine form of the name derives from the Greek name «Νικήτας» (Nikitas), meaning “victorious”.

Nikita is the Russian variant of the Greek name.

From the Greek word «νίκη» (nike), meaning “victory”.

The feminine form of the name is from the same Greek word and is connected with names such as Niki and Nicole.

According to Greek mythology, Nike was the goddess of victory.

Nikitas of Smyrna was a Greek sophist.

Saint Nicetas the Goth, the Christian martyr, was a soldier who dedicated his life on converting Goths to Christianity.

Nikita is also an Indian feminine name.

From the Sanscrit name निकेत (nikita), meaning “house”, “temple”.

Other forms of the masculine name are Nika, Mikita.

Other forms of the feminine name are Niki, Nicole, Nico, Nikki.

Famous male bearers are Nikita Mikhalkov, Nikita Katsalapov, Nikita Kucherov, Nikita Nikitin, Nikita Khrushchev.

Famous female bearers are Nikita Ager, Nikita Anand, Nikita Ramsey.