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Dakota

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1915 8 8 0
1921 6 6 0
1958 12 12 0
1959 19 19 0
1960 13 13 0
1961 13 13 0
1962 9 9 0
1963 5 5 0
1964 6 6 0
1965 9 9 0
1966 13 8 5
1968 5 0 5
1970 10 0 10
1971 8 8 0
1972 19 6 13
1973 20 11 9
1974 16 8 8
1975 26 12 14
1976 27 11 16
1977 36 14 22
1978 70 15 55
1979 55 21 34
1980 64 24 40
1981 48 19 29
1982 55 13 42
1983 63 15 48
1984 79 18 61
1985 171 62 109
1986 392 72 320
1987 508 78 430
1988 652 98 554
1989 987 163 824
1990 1,929 380 1,549
1991 3,376 636 2,740
1992 4,364 751 3,613
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 4,922 943 3,979 #93 boy name
2002 4,434 950 3,484
2003 4,071 916 3,155
2004 4,095 1,179 2,916
2005 4,228 1,511 2,717
2006 4,200 1,838 2,362
2007 3,438 1,484 1,954
2008 2,917 1,284 1,633
2009 2,572 1,190 1,382
2010 2,273 1,141 1,132
2011 2,091 1,064 1,027
2012 1,988 1,035 953
2013 1,976 1,078 898
2014 2,025 1,142 883
2015 2,254 1,323 931

Want to know about the popularity of the Dakota baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 112,342 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 #52 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Tennessee. Imagine that, 159 babies in Tennessee 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?

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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 one of the most popular New Hampshire names? Also check out our name lists to see which names are the most popular in each region of the country.

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.

Native American

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 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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Other Inspirations for the Name Dakota

Dakota Crossing Dc
Dakota Culkin
Dakota Digital
Dakota Goyo
Dakota Meyer

Alternative Meanings

D is for dependable, on you I can rely.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

K is for keen, your sense of honesty.

O is for orderly, a lifelong passion.

T is for tried, tried and true you.

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 "Atkoda". 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 Aug 1, 2010

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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 Israel approximately on 1350. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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