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What does Montana mean?

Montana Pronunciation of Montana as a boys' name (also used less 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


VARIANTS Montanna, Montanus



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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, and is at #1656 presently. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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?

The only other popular alternative form of Montana (#1656 IN 2018) is Dakota (#349). Adoption of these forms of Montana reached its apex in the year 1995 (AVERAGE #413) and has become much less since (#1002, DOWN 84%), with the version Dakota 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-sounding 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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