Dakota Name Meaning & Origin
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.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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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.
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