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What does Montana mean?

Montana Pronunciation of Montana [mon-tana] as a boys' name (also used more generally 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).

Associated with: mountain, saint.


Montana has 2 variants: Montanna and Montanus.

Creative forms:
(male) Montama, Mortana, ..

(female) Montala, Montara, ..

Middle name pairings:
Montana Xavier (M.X.), ..

How popular is Montana?

Montana is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for all people (#7286 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Montana was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #771 in the U.S. in the year 1995, but is not found in the list currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular alternative form of Montana is Dakota (#357 in 2015). Adoption of these forms of Montana reached its apex in the year 1995 (average #413) and has become much less since, with versions like Montana becoming somewhat outmoded.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Montana, Dakota in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Fontana, Fontane, Mandan, Manten (see Manton), Manton, Matanya, Mattania, Mochan, Monahan, Monkton, Montae, Montagew, Montagu, Montague, Montaine, Montane, Montaro, Montay, Montayne, Monte, Montel, Montes, Montez, Montie, Montrel, Monty, Morgan, Morland, Morten, Morton, Mostyn, Mustafa, Santana, Santanna and Stana. These names tend to be more commonly used than Montana.

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in meaning and etymology.