What does Dakota mean?
Tribal name and place name. May also possibly mean "forever smiling". Furniture designer Dakota Jackson.
Associated with: friend.
Dakota has 1 feminine form: Cree.Kreatif forms:
(male) Dakode, Dakoid, ..
(female) Dakodi, Dakona, ..
How popular is Dakota?
Dakota is an uncommon first name for men but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#82691 out of 150436, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Dakota for boys. Dakota was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #56 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is at #360 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Takoda, Montana, Dakotah, Dakoda and Dekota are the popular varying forms of Dakota (#360 in recent rankings). Usage of these forms of Dakota reached its highest in the year 1995 (median #1039) and is now significantly lower (#1726, ▼87.8%).
Suggested similar names are Dago, Dagon, Dajohn, Dajon, Dalon, Damon▼, Damone, Damont, Damonte, Dana▼, Danko, Danon, Dantae, Dantay, Dante▲, Danya, Darko, Darold, Daron, Dart, Daunte, Davon▼, Davonn, Daytan, Diot, Drakon, Makoto, Mata, Nata and Nikita. These names tend to be more frequently used than Dakota.