Ni·ko·la·iev·na Ro·ma·nov /Russiannyɪkʌˈlɑyɪvnə rʌˈmɑnəf/Show Spelled[Russiannyi-kuh-lah-yiv-nuhruh-mah-nuhf]Show IPA, Grand Duchess, 1901–?, daughter of Nicholas II: believed executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918 with other members of the Romanov family.
fem. proper name, from L.L. fem. of Anastasius, from Gk. Anastasios, from anastasis "resurrection," lit. "a rising up," from ana "up" + histanai "to make stand," from PIE base *sta- "stand" (see stet).