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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.


Variations

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

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

There is 1 feminine form of Dakota: Cree.


Popularity

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

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Dakota for boys. Dakota reached its highest rank of #56 in the U.S. in 1995. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Dakota and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Dakota (#360), Montana, Dakotah and Dakoda. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dakoda, Dakota, Dakotah, Montana in U.S.

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

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