Dakota: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Dakota | Boys
Origin of the name Dakota:
Derived from the Siouan word dakóta (allies, to be thought of as friends). The name is borrowed from the name given to the tribes of northern Plains Indians, also known as Sioux and Lakota.
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- Comments and insights on the name Dakota: | Edit
This is a perpetually youthful name, which is fine when you're under 10... but over that you need a more substantial name to fall back on - like David, Daniel or Donald.
According to the AKC, Dakota is the 16th most common name for male DOGS registered in 2007.
I love this name for a guy!! Too masculine for a girl!
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i prefer the shortened version, Koda.
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First of all Dakotah does not come from Lakotah, its the other way around. Second of all traditionally Dakotah is only a boys name. Third its spelled DAKOTAH. I am a full blooded Dakotah and I know the history of my Dakotah People.
Get your facts strait above commenter, Dakota and Lakotah are two separate tribes. Stop spreading ignorance, Dakota is a tribe too silly.
- Famous real-life people named Dakota: | Edit
Dakota Brinkman, son of actress Melissa Gilbert and Bo Brinkman.
Dakota Meyer, United States Marine Corps veteran who has been awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- Dakota in song, story & screen: | Edit
The Dakota, is a Historical Landmark in New York City. It's best known for it's many celebrity residents and for being the location of John Lennon's assassination.
"Dakota" is a song by the Welsh band Stereophonics.
The Dakota is a mid-size pickup truck from Dodge.
Global Popularity of the Name Dakota
- #226 in United States
- #310 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #369 in Canada (Alberta)