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Dakota meaning and name origin

Dakota \d(a)-ko-ta\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Dakota), is pronounced da-KOH-tah. It is of Native American Indian origin, and the meaning of Dakota is "friend, ally". Tribal name and place name. May also possibly mean "forever smiling". Furniture designer Dakota Jackson.

Dakota has 8 variant forms: Daccota, Dakoda, Dakodah, Dakotah, Dakoeta, Dekota, Dekohta and Dekowta.

For more information, see also related names Montana and Takoda.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Dakota.


Popularity of Dakota

Dakota is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dakota name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Dakota outside U.S.

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