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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.
Baby names that sound like Dakota are Daggett, Dagget and Dagwood.
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Popularity of Dakota
Dakota is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of the name Dakota for boys. (2010 statistics) Compare Dakota with its variant forms and related boy baby names.