Dakota Name Meaning & Origin

Dakota

Pronunciation: də-KOH-tə (key)

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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Koti
Cody
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Meanings and history of the name Dakota
Famous real-life people named Dakota

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

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.
Dakota (Kota) Lee "The Ghost Bird" series

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