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since 1880
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Origin and Meaning of Dak

User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from United Kingdom, the name Dak is of Italian origin and means "The chosen one".
  • According to a user from South Dakota, United States, the name Dak is of African origin and means "Devastation/Destruction".
  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Dak means "Chosen one" and is of Unknown origin.
  • A user from Michigan, United States says the name Dak is of Hindi origin and means "Lake".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Dak
Post; mail; also, the mail or postal arrangements; -- spelt also dawk, and dauk.

Etymology: Hind. ḍāk

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. East Indian tree bearing a profusion of intense vermilion velvet-textured blooms and yielding a yellow dye

From Hindi, Marathi डाक (ḍāk).

  1. (India) A post system by means of transport relays of horses stationed at intervals along a route or network, carrying mail and passengers.

dak was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Albanian, Central Nicobarese, Dutch, Eastern Mnong, Kharia, Korwa, Lojban, Malay, Maltese, and Semelai

Notable Persons Named Dak

Dak Prescott is a football player. Dak was born on July 29th, 1993 in Sulfur.


Dak was born in 1170. He died in 1230.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Dak

Dak was born in 1170. He died in 1230.


Kuzgbour Dak is a soccer player for the South Sudan national football team.


Viktor Dak is a sports team member for the SV Meppen.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Dak U.S.
  White 18.83% 64.26%
  African American 57.79% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 18.18% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Dak

People with the last name Dak are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Dak

  • How Popular is the name Dak? Dak is the 34,691st most popular name of all time. As a last name Dak was the 113,791st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Dak have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 114 babies born with the first name Dak in the United States. That's more than enough people named Dak to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Dak? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1971 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Dak first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Dak is Saturday, August 5th, 1916.
  • What year had the most people named Dak born? The highest recorded use of the first name Dak was in 2017 with a total of 44 babies.
  • Random Dak Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Dak is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Dak: Your name in reverse order is Kad. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Akd. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Dak? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 154 people with the last name Dak.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Dak? Dak is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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