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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Nikita
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Nikita in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Nikita:
Records indicate that 7,053 girls in the United States have been named Nikita since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 1986, when 1,034 people in the U.S. were given the name Nikita. Those people are now 29 years old.
So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.
Comments about the name Nikita
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17 Positive Comments
"My sister's name is Nikita, she is 15. I call her Niki or Kita. I love unique names, and i've only ever met one other Nikita." Nov. 21, 2014:
"My oldest daughter is Nikita born 1972...since then I have seen a lot of Nikita spelled many different ways. Nikki or Niki or Nik and kita is what we all call her." Feb. 14, 2013:
"I'm an east indian girl and my name is Nikita. I love it, people always say its really beautiful and cant tell what race i am because of my name haha ive gotten russian, indian, black, mexican because of the name. Many nick names go by it like nikki, niku, and my closest friends call me nikk haha. I love it its really old fashioned and different!" Oct. 18, 2011:
"My name is spelled Nikitha, but people always say NikiTa when it is obviously NikiTHa" Oct. 10, 2011:
"My name has always been a source of pride. It is very Russian, and we've always been a strong people. I didn't meet another Nikita until I celebrated my birthday at a night club, turns out there was another Nikita there and we had the same birthday. The name is getting trendy and people are giving it stupid spellings now. Stick to the traditional Nikita,Nakita as we really don't need stupid spellings of a beautiful name." Feb. 12, 2011:
"my name is nikita i was named after the elton john song n well its a conversation started. drives the boys wild they think its as exotic as i am." Jan. 23, 2011:
"My name is Nikita. People always spell my name wrong and pronunciate it incorrectly. I don't meet many people with my name AND spelled the same. When I was younger I didn't like that my name was so different, now I embrace it and the meaning. I truly fit the build for my name :)" Dec. 14, 2010:
"hi my name is nikita, ma friends call me nikki and ma amily col me "niku" ever since i was a little girl,,i love the way whites pronounce ma name,,i love ma nick names and real name too...:)" Apr. 22, 2010:
"I just had a little girl. we spelt it Nakitta, loved the way it looked when written. Beautiful name. Sounds strong and Bold." Mar. 16, 2010:
"people are constantly spelling my name wrong, "Nakitta", "Nikitta", "Nakata"... well you get the point. but i love my name. havent met anyone else who has had it yet, and everyone always refers to the show "La Femme Nikita" or Elton john's song when they hear it" Mar. 1, 2010:
"im changing my name to nikita. it sounds very independent and strong. btw im a girl" Feb. 26, 2010:
"my name's Nikkita, with nickname 'Nikki', and I am a girl... I haven't met another Nikita yet, but a few Nikki's, lol!
As much as it is a unisex name, I think it's a bold name, and people feel that vibe when they hear it! when people ask me for my name (or see it somewhere), they also compliment it by saying that it's 'sexy', or 'kewl'! So, I'm proud of it =)" Feb. 23, 2010:
"My friend spells it Nikkita, we call her Nikki or Kita." Jan. 5, 2010:
"My best friends name is Nikita, I love the name. I always say it a different way than anyone else, the indian way. Haaa." Mar. 27, 2008:
"My name is Nikita. people spell it wrong all the time. but i think it is really cool." Jan. 3, 2008:
"my name is Nikita and i hate it some times!BUTT i LOVE it right now!!" Dec. 18, 2007:
"i named my daughter nikyta but we call her kyta for short cause we did'nt like nikki i think its a cool name boy or girl" Oct. 25, 2006:
17 Neutral Comments
"I'm Nikkita. It's always complimented and Ive only ever met one other in my 24 years! Some people have TRIED to call me Nikki which personally I am insulted by since I hold my name in high such regards haha." Jan. 15, 2015:
"My name is Rachael . I have nine childrew ! My third eldest daughter is called Nikita she is 14 yrs old now.............im glad you all love your name as I still do too. Xxxxxxxx" Dec. 9, 2013:
"is nikita not an indian name if it a indian name then what its indian mean or what its sandhi vichhed" Apr. 2, 2013:
"My name is nikita and I'm Belarusian. The country is Belarus I love when someone else has the same name cuz then I feel not so odd but I like being different. it's funny cuz I'm adopted from Belarus and whenever someone learns my name theory are like" that sounds v very Russian" also I am female so it's odd cuz everyone says it's a boys name but someone I went to school withs name was nikita and they were a girl. sorry this is long but I always wanted to share how I felt about my name with it other people. Oh I am born in 2001 also" Mar. 12, 2013:
"Well I am indian and the true indian pronounciation of my name is Nikitha ! but in school they call me nikita (russian pronounciation). But my name in indian means "sharp" or "the earth"" Jan. 28, 2011:
"My name is Nikita. My parents named me after the Elton John song that came out the year I was born. As a child I was mostly called Niki, but I go by Nikita or Nik now. So far I have only met one girl with name. It's a unique name and even though it's spelled and pronounced wrong alot of the time, I like it. I get a lot of compliments on it." Dec. 20, 2010:
"Heya, my name's Nikitha, It's spelt very unusual from well, the usual way however it's inividual & unique and special, even though I prefer being called by my nickname AKA Niki.Period." Apr. 8, 2010:
"I spell my name Nikitta. People spell it wrong all the time but i love it and haven't met anyone with it so far. When i mention my name, the first thing most people say is Elton John..lol" Mar. 7, 2010:
"My sister's name is Nikita and my dad picked it out after hearing it on some movie, but what he didn't know was that it was a boy's name. Anyways it fit's her she's feisty and very much warrior like :)" Nov. 18, 2008:
"my name is Nickita, I go by Niki. I haven't met anyone else who spells it the way I do and I have only met 2 other Nikita's in real life. Neither were actually their first names. I was named after the Elton John song and based on the chart around the same year the name Nikita peaked. I like my name, but it can frustrating having to correct the pronunciation and spelling all the time." Sep. 2, 2008:
"An old-fashioned boy's name in Russia (as in one Monsieur Kruschev who was a politician), but a modern-sounding girl's name elsewhere. In the Eighties, British singer Elton John sang a song called 'Nikita', which probably made some parents want to give this name to their daughters." Jun. 3, 2008:
"I am considering this name for my daughter.I think its a very nice name and in my language ie: Hindi it means 'The earth' but just wondering how common is it now?" Jul. 26, 2007:
"Mii Name Is Nikita But I Spell It Different I Spell It As Nikkita..x" May. 16, 2007:
"Since Nikita is a boy's name, it would be nice if that changed on this website" Apr. 14, 2007:
"I have two cousins with this name, one is 10 and the other 19. This name is rare otherwise, but I like it. It has something exotic and warrier-like about it." Oct. 6, 2006:
"nikitta is my best friends name and no one spells it like this!" Jun. 16, 2006:
"My boyfriend's name is Nikita, which causes him much grief. Nikita was the name of a Russian folk tale hero and means something like "strong man."" Aug. 22, 2005:
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