[Russian nyi-kuh-lah-yiv-nuhruh-mah-nuh f] /Russian nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪv nə rʌˈmɑ nəf/ (Show IPA), Grand Duchess, 1901–? daughter of Nicholas II: believed executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918 with other members of the Romanov family.
Word Origin and History for nikolaievna romanov, grand duchess
fem. proper name, from fem. of Late Latin Anastasius, from Greek Anastasios, from anastasis "resurrection," literally "a standing or rising up," from ana "up; again" (see ana-) + histanai "to cause to stand, to stand up" from PIE root *sta- "stand" (see stet).