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What does Dekota mean?

Dekota Pronunciation of Dekota [deko-ta] as a name for boys has its root in Native American Indian, and the meaning of Dekota is "friend, ally". Dekota is an alternate form of Dakota (Native American Indian): tribal name and place name.

Associated with: friend.


Dekota has 5 variants: Daccota, Dakoeta, Dakotah, Dekohta and Dekowta.

2 more different relations via Dakota: Dakoda and Dakodah.

Creative forms:
(male) Dekoda, ..

(female) Dekoda, Dekova, ..

Middle name pairings:
Dekota Tristian (D.T.), ..

How popular is Dekota?

Dekota is an uncommonly occurring first name for men. Dekota is also an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Dekota was first listed in 1995 and reached its top rank of #1740 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dekota name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Dakoda, Dakota (#357 from current records) and Dakotah are the popular variation forms of Dekota. Usage of these relations of Dekota was more pronounced among parents in 1995 (adoption of 0.37%) and has become significantly less since (adoption 0.05%, 87% less), with versions such as Dakotah becoming less in vogue.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Dekota, Dakoda, Dakota, Dakotah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Deante, Deekon, Deion, Dejohn, Dejon, Deke, Dekel, Deker, Dekker, Dekle, Dekwan, Dekwohn (see Daquan), Delon, Deloran, Delos, Demond, Demonte, Demos, Deodar, Deon, Deonn, Deontae, Deonte, Deorsa, Derito, Dermot, Dermott, Deron, Destan, Devon, Devonn, Devonte, Dewitt, Dewonn (see Dejuan), Deyon, Diot, Nikita and Tekoma. These names tend to be more commonly used than Dekota.

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