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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).
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