Meaning of Dakota
and the Origins of this baby name
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.
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.
The name Dakota is pronounced as duh-koh-tuh
The following names are baby names related to Dakota and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Dakota: Boys - Bradley
, Girls - Billye
, Both genders - Arlie
Common nicknames for the name Dakota are: Koty, Dak
We think the name Dakota should fall under the following style category: The Wild West
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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
See other "outgoing" names for boys and girls