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110k
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since 1880

Dakota

  • Gender: Neutral
  • Origin: Native American
  • Meaning: The Allies
  • #586 All Time
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
1915880
1921660
195812120
195919190
196013130
196113130
1962990
1963550
1964660
1965990
19661385
1968505
1970909
1971880
197219613
197320119
19741688
1975261214
1976271116
1977361422
1978701555
1979552134
1980642440
1981481929
1982551342
1983631548
1984791861
198517162109
198639272320
198750878430
198865298554
1989987163824
19901,9293801,549
19913,3766362,740
19924,3647513,613
19935,1377254,412#85 boy name
19946,4278945,533#69 boy name
19957,7001,1256,575#56 boy name
19967,1211,0556,066#58 boy name
19976,8391,1755,664#66 boy name
19986,6441,2425,402#72 boy name
19996,2581,1665,092#77 boy name
20005,6391,0864,553#88 boy name
20014,9219423,979#93 boy name
20024,4349503,484
20034,0709153,155
20044,0951,1792,916
20054,2261,5112,715
20064,1991,8382,361
20073,4371,4841,953
20082,9161,2841,632
20092,5721,1901,382
20102,2711,1411,130
20112,0861,0631,023
20121,9851,034951
20131,9721,077895
20142,0121,136876

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" ranks #62 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Kentucky. Imagine that, 107 babies in Kentucky 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?

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 dignity, no one disputes this trait!

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

T is for time, you give to friends.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Your name in reverse order is "Atokad". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Dkoaat". 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.

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 region near the Rockies? 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 her career being from 1999 to present. Dakota was born in 1989 as Dakota Mayi Johnson in Austin, Texas, U.S.

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Dakota Fanning

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

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Dakota Blue Richards

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

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Dakota Jade

Dakota was born in 1998.

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Past life for Dakota born Sep 12, 1976

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 825. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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