Lakota

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since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Lakota

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  • According to a user from Arkansas, United States, the name Lakota is of Native American origin and means "Friend".

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  1. A member of the large western branch of Sioux people which was made up of several groups that lived on the plains
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From Lakota lakȟóta (“alliance of friends”)

  1. A Native American tribe, also known as the Sioux, now living primarily on the Rosebud, Pine Ridge, Lower Brule, Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Reservations.
  2. The language spoken by the Lakota.
  3. A city/town in Iowa.
  4. A city/town in North Dakota.
  5. A member of this tribe.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Lakota

Gregor was born in 1893 in Lviv Oblast. He left this life on November 12th, 1950.

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Peter was born on November 23rd, 1937.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1978 6 0 6
1983 6 6 0
1986 7 7 0
1987 10 5 5
1988 6 6 0
1989 13 7 6
1990 21 13 8
1991 50 30 20
1992 46 21 25
1993 68 30 38
1994 83 47 36
1995 108 63 45
1996 125 65 60
1997 148 80 68
1998 116 61 55
1999 112 63 49
2000 100 62 38
2001 94 49 45
2002 95 48 47
2003 96 44 52
2004 93 38 55
2005 122 60 62
2006 118 56 62
2007 100 56 44
2008 84 51 33
2009 112 57 55
2010 79 39 40
2011 83 38 45
2012 111 63 48
2013 111 63 48
2014 99 45 54
2015 91 47 44
2016 79 38 41
2017 80 45 35

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Popularity of Lakota as a first name

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Popularity of Lakota as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Lakota U.S.
  White 78.64% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 14.92% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.37% 16.26%

Of Last Name Lakota

People with the last name Lakota are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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Fun Facts about the name Lakota

  • How Popular is the name Lakota? Lakota is the 5,618th most popular name of all time. As a last name Lakota was the 66,931st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Lakota have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,672 babies born with the first name Lakota in the United States. That's more than enough people named Lakota to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Lakota? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1978 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Lakota first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Lakota is Sunday, March 6th, 1898.
  • What year had the most people named Lakota born? The highest recorded use of the first name Lakota was in 1997 with a total of 80 babies.
  • Random Lakota Factoid: According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Lakota is not a popular baby boy's name in Ohio. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Ohio have the same name as you in 1999.
  • Weird things about the name Lakota: Your name in reverse order is Atokal. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tolaka. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Lakota? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 295 people with the last name Lakota.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Lakota? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Lakota as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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