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Dakota

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

How popular is the 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 9 0 9
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 4,921 942 3,979 #93 boy name
2002 4,434 950 3,484
2003 4,070 915 3,155
2004 4,095 1,179 2,916
2005 4,226 1,511 2,715
2006 4,199 1,838 2,361
2007 3,437 1,484 1,953
2008 2,916 1,284 1,632
2009 2,572 1,190 1,382
2010 2,271 1,141 1,130
2011 2,086 1,063 1,023
2012 1,985 1,034 951
2013 1,972 1,077 895
2014 2,012 1,136 876

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 #50 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 104 babies in Alabama 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?

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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 a name that was popular in the midwest? 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.

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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Alternative Meanings

D is for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

A is for activities, for you have many.

K is for kindle, the warmth in others.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

T is for tender, loving nature.

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 "Daotka". 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 3, 1955

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 Greece approximately on 1575. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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