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pinWhat does Dakota mean?

Dakota /dako-ta/ as a boys' name (also used more widely as girls' 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.


pinVariations

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

Related boy names: Montana and Takoda.

Dakota has 1 feminine form: Cree.

Kreatif forms: Dakode, Dalkota. [more]

pinHow 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 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Montana, Dakotah and Dakoda are the popular varying forms of Dakota (#360 2 years ago). Usage of these forms of Dakota reached its highest in the year 1995 (average #624) and is somewhat lower today (#840, 57.4%). Dakota has been the overall favorite, while Dakotah and Montana used to be popular. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Dakota and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

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