Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Greek : from Gjika, an Albanian short form of the personal name Nikitas.
  • Gikas or Ghica is the name of a famous Albanian-Greek family which played a significant role in the history of Moldavia and Wallachia. Helena Ghica (1829–88) wrote under the pen name Dora d’Istria.