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Meaning of Dakota

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Meaning

The name Dakota has the following meaning:

A friend to all.
This name can be given to both baby boys and girls. It is a unisex name.

Popularity

As a baby boy name, Dakota is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 120 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Dakota fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 25 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 251 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Dakota in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics

Pronunciation

The name Dakota is pronounced as duh-koh-tuh

Origins

Dakota originates from the English language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Dakota and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Dakota: Boys - Bradley, Braxton, Bronson, Buck, Clifton, Colby, Colt, Colton, Danton, Delmon, Demarcus, Demarion, Denley, Derek, Duke, Erwin, Heath, Hilton, Hudson, Keyon, Kip, Girls - Billye, Dimple, Enola, Fairy, Jaylyn, Jenny, Jolene, Josie, Keyla, Laisha, Loriann, Mammie, Marylee, Mertie, Myrl, Pink, Toni, Yareli, Both genders - Arlie, Avery, Brandon, Faren, Faron, Merle, Robert, Stacey, Sunny, Tanner

Variants

Popular Variants for the name Dakota: Daccota (Native American), Dakoda, Dakodah, Dakoeta, Dakoetah, Dakotah, Dekohta, Dekota, Dekowta

Nicknames

Common nicknames for the name Dakota are: Koty, Dak

Style

We think the name Dakota should fall under the following style category: The Wild West.

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Impression

Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Dakota to be: An outgoing and gentle person

In one word, you might describe Dakota as a(n) "outgoing" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Dakota (or its variants) are:

Dakota Staton, born on 3 June, a famous musician. Dakota Staton's background: An American jazz vocalist who found international acclaim with the 1957 No. 4 hit, 'The Late, Late Show'.

Dakota Mayi Johnson , born on 4 October, a famous actress. Dakota Mayi Johnson 's background: An American actress. She is the daughter of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith and the granddaughter of Tippi Hedren.

Dakota Fanning, born on 23 February, a famous actor. Dakota Fanning's background: She is the US child star, who could read at two and won the Broadcast Film Critics award for best young actor/actress when she was seven. She starred in The Cat In The Hat (2003) and Hide and Seek (2005).
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