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  • proper noun A female given name.
  • proper noun A transliteration of Russian the male given name Никита.

Etymologies

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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.

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