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- proper n. A female given name.
- proper n. A transliteration of Russian the male given name Никита.
From the Russian male given name, Никита, fom Ancient Greek saints' name Aniketos "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. (Wiktionary)