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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.
There is 1 feminine form of Dakota: Cree.
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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