What does Montana mean?
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 (#7286 out of 150436, Top 5%). (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)
Popular alternative forms of Montana are Dakota (#360 in 2014), Dakotah and Dakoda. Usage of these boy names reached its apex in the year 1995 (usage of 0.3758%) and has become much less since (usage 0.16%, down 57.4%), with the versions Dakotah and Montana becoming less stylish. Dakota (#360) is the most contemporarily stylish baby name in this list. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Montana and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)