Nikola Zhivkov (Bulgarian: Никола Живков, Nikola Živkov) (1847 – 28 August 1901) was a Bulgarian educator. He founded the first kindergarten in Bulgaria and wrote the lyrics of Shumi Maritsa, national anthem of the country from 1886 until 1944. He was the brother of educator and women's rights activist Vela Blagoeva and politician Georgi Zhivkov.
- "Старо Търново: Търновец е автор на химна "Шуми Марица"" [Old Tarnovo. Tarnovets is the author of the hymn "Shumi Maritsa"] (in Bulgarian). No. 133. Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria: Борба. 12 July 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2016.[permanent dead link]