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 2001 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Dakota" ranks #92 in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 50 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 2001. Across the entire United States a total of 4,921 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 east? 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 dandy, a description of you!
A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.
K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories.
O is for openness, it's refreshing!
T is for tasteful, the way you communicate.
A is for able, for you surely are.
Your name in reverse order is "Atokad". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Tdaoak". 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 Feb 21, 1987
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 Thailand approximately on 900. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.
As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.
Name poster for Dakota
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.