Meaning and Name Origin
Montana \m(o)-nta-na, mon-tana\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Montana) is pronounced mon-TAN-nah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Montana is "mountain". The name of the western state as a given name. See also Dakota. May also be used in reference to Montanus, a saint's name (third century).
Montana is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#6112 out of 88799, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Montana for boys. Montana was first listed in 1993 and reached its highest rank of #771 in the U.S. in the year 1995, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Montana and corresponding names. Popular alternative forms of Montana are Dakota (#360 in 2014), Dakotah and Dakoda. Usage of these boy names reached its apex in 1995 and has become much less since, with the versions Montana and Dakotah becoming less stylish. Dakota (#360) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this list. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)