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Ranked #586


Gender: Neutral. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 10 (Ranked #271).

What does the name "Dakota" mean?

Dakota (Native American): The Allies

The name "Dakota" is of Native American origin and it means "The Allies". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls. There are 2 other names that are similar to this one.

D is for desire, your thoughts do aspire.

A is for activities, for you have many.

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

T is for tender, loving nature.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

Your name in reverse order is "Atokad". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Okdaat". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

How popular is the name "Dakota" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Dakota? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 110,053 babies born with the name Dakota in the United States. That's more than enough Dakotas to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1915 when it was given to 8 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Dakota" was in 1995 with a total of 6,575 babies. (That's a lot of baby Dakotas)

According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dakota" is not a popular baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, only 45 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 2005. Across the entire United States a total of 4,226 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Dakota popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Dakota in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Dakota

Dakota Johnson

Dakota Johnson is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1999 to present. Dakota was born in 1989 as Dakota Mayi Johnson in Austin, Texas, U.S.


Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Dakota was born in 1994 as Hannah Dakota Fanning in Conyers, Georgia, U.S.


Dakota Blue Richards

Dakota Blue Richards is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Dakota was born in 1994 in South Kensington, London, England.


Dakota Jade

Dakota was born in 1998.


Past life for Dakota born Feb 7, 2000

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Borneo approximately on 625. Your profession was farmer, weaver, and tailor.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.