in the U.S.
- Gender: Neutral
- Origin: Native American
- Meaning: The Allies
- #586 All Time
Pronunciation of Dakota
How popular is the name "Dakota" in the U.S.?
|Year||Total Babies Born||Girls Born||Boys Born||Ranking|
|1993||5,137||725||4,412||#85 boy name|
|1994||6,427||894||5,533||#69 boy name|
|1995||7,700||1,125||6,575||#56 boy name|
|1996||7,121||1,055||6,066||#58 boy name|
|1997||6,839||1,175||5,664||#66 boy name|
|1998||6,644||1,242||5,402||#72 boy name|
|1999||6,258||1,166||5,092||#77 boy name|
|2000||5,639||1,086||4,553||#88 boy name|
|2001||4,921||942||3,979||#93 boy name|
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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1993 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dakota" ranks #77 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Virginia. Imagine that, 104 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 1993. Across the entire United States a total of 5,137 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 west? Search for the name to check your answer!
Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations
Have you been wondering what does the name "Dakota" mean? The list below shows the origins of Dakota as well as things modernly associated with the name Dakota such as celebrities named Dakota.
Origin and Meaning of Dakota
The name "Dakota" is of Native American origin, and it means "The Allies". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.
Dakota was born in 1998.
D is for dream, your beacon ahead.
A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.
K is for kindle, the warmth in others.
O is for ornate, nothing plain here!
T is for thoughtful, the caring you.
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 "Adaokt". 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.
Past life for Dakota born May 7, 1929
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 Southern China approximately on 1700. 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. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.
Name poster for Dakota
Here's something for you to ponder on...
Do the Name Game - Acrostic Challenge - This game is very simple to play. All you have to do is think of another name to spell out each letter of your name.