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Dakota Name Information

Gender 👩🧑 Boy And Girl
Pronunciation 📣 \d(a)-ko-ta\
Number in U.S 👶 122,000
Rate in 2021 324
Numerology 🔢 7
Name origin 🌍 American

Dakota Name Meaning

The name Dakota meanings and origins

This name has been used as a boy’s name all around the world. The name is pronounced as “ Da – Koh – Tah “. It is of Native American Indian origin. Meaning of Dakota is “ forever smiling “. This name is in the category of the following names, American names, Native American name, Southern names and Unisex names.


Popularity of the name Dakota

The name Dakota has been used in the United States ever since 1915, with over 124714 boys given the name in 200 years. The name gained the most popularity as a baby name in 1994, at that time its usage went up by 127% and about 5533 babies were named Dakota. The name Dakota is one of the names that starts with D and it is very popular and common all around the world.


Personality of people named Dakota

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many

K is for keepsake, you treasure your memories

O is for old fashioned, you cherish the past

T in for tried, tried and true you

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature

If you are named Dakota, when people hear your name, they perceive you as someone who is strong and powerful. This name requires some convincing before you join a worthy cause. Also some people thinks you are wealthy, even if your are not ! Your most likely vocations are, Skilled worker, historian, philosopher, poet, writer, counsellor and adviser. Lucky colors of the name are, All Shades of yellow, gold and green. Lucky gems are moonstone, cat’s eye? Pearl and any white stone. Lucky days are Saturday and Sunday. Also for the lucky botanicals we can mention Elder, blackberry, hops, juniper, linseed, grapes and all types of fruit juices.


Famous people named Dakota

Here we have a list of people who have influenced the name Dakota’s popularity.

Dakota Fanning who is a movie actress

Dakota johnson who is a movie actress

Dakota Lotus who is a TV actor

Dakota Lewis who is an Instagram star

Dakota Goyo who is a Movie actor

As it is illustrated by the text, the name Dakota is an unisex name, so you can select for your baby boy or your baby girl. One of the things that should be underestimated in the name selection process, is Gender separation, this has negative impact on the name selection process.


Similar names to Dakota

If you want to select a name that starts with D, take a look at the names bellow.

Dakodah, Dakotah, Dakoda, Dakshesh, Daku, Dakoeta and Dakarai

The names mentioned are the most suitable choices for your baby name.

Also some families want to select cute nicknames for their babies, the names that are mentioned in the text, are powerful choices to be selected.

Dakota Name Origin and History

The name Dakota is a relatively new and little used option in Spain. Currently, there are 321 women with this name and the average age is 10.5 years. Although Dakota is a unisex name.
Dakota means "friend and ally" and is a name of North American origin. If you want to know more about Dakota, in this MyCuteName article, you will find the meaning of the name Dakota, its origin, personality, saints and popularity. Dakota is the name of a girl and a boy.

What does Dakota mean?
The name Dakota means "friend and ally".

Origin of the name Dakota
The name Dakota has a North American origin, since they are two of the 52 states that make up the United States of America: North Dakota and South Dakota.

Diminutives and variations of the name Dakota
The name Dakota has no variations or diminutives.
Dakota has great courage and a lot of character. He goes ahead with his life no matter what happens and does not let any circumstance hinder his path. He is very clear about where he is going and what he wants. On the other hand, she is a charming woman who seeks to love and be truly loved, in short, she seeks emotional stability.

The name Dakota in other languages
Celebrities named Dakota
Dakota Johnson: She is an American actress and model, popular mainly for her role as Anastasia Steele in the "Fifty Shades" trilogy.
Dakota Fanning: She is a American actress and model known for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

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Comments on the name Dakota
3/8/2023 2:07:10 PM

My daughter is called Dakota and I always get really nice comments when people ask her name. They say its a lovely unusual name and I like something a little different. My daughter gets called Kodi for short and I think that's really cute too. I love her name but now I am expecting another baby and want a girls name to go with it that is a little unusual too. Don't like too common names! I find it really hard to pick a name.

3/2/2023 6:48:58 PM

Our baby boy will be named Dakota, as with any name there are draw backs but I love it. It has a great meaning and It's n'tive American. At least I am n't joining the ranks of Jayden's and Brayden's. Dakota Rocks!

2/28/2023 10:05:44 AM

Dakota is for sure not a girls name. My name is Dakota and I'm a boy, but I know far more boys named Dakota than girls. It just doesn't suit a girl at all. Its very masculine and not feminine.

2/18/2023 4:27:14 PM

My son is named Dakota. We chose the name because of our n'tive American heritage and because the name means "friend." Our boy is friendly, outgoing, fun and thoughtful. Dakota is the perfect name for him and he has never been'teased about his name except in reference to North or South Dakota. He loves the name and so do we!

2/16/2023 12:26:08 PM

my brothe's name is dakota and he is 19 years old and he loves is name. he only know one other person name dakota and they were in high school. no one spells is name wrong it a very cool name for a boy or girl

2/8/2023 10:48:44 PM

thi is a wonderful and everybody that have that name is one of akind.caleb all-day.

2/7/2023 5:22:26 AM

my names dakota and i get compliments all the time for a boy having a tight name

1/18/2023 1:40:56 PM

my name's dakota and i luv it im the most amazing person in'the world so you should all name your kids dakota after me :)

1/17/2023 3:53:06 AM

Hewo my name is Dakota, I like my name alot im thinking if i should male my nickname Dako. :3

1/6/2023 6:57:40 PM

my name is dakota i am a girl my friends used to make fun of me because they had never heard of a girld named dakota i used to get upset when my family would my things with their names on them and i could never find something with MY name on it.

12/28/2022 6:57:10 PM

This is my two year olds name and i love it! We call him Lenny on occasion,

12/23/2022 6:24:32 AM

I think that Dakota is a totally boring name. All of the people I know that have this name are very boring. (besides Dakota Fanning)

12/19/2022 11:18:12 AM

Only for a boy.....It just seems to be a masculine name..n't right for girls

12/11/2022 4:41:02 PM

my names dakota and i think im awesome lol arent all dakotas awesome hehe

12/8/2022 1:26:54 PM

My husbands name is Dakota Scott when we had our first son we decided to name him after his dad except I saw it in a name book spelled Dakkota and I loved the double k so we changed it alittle and since he's a junior we all call him dj hes three now and adorable but i love the name dakkota for a boy or however you wanna spell it. haha

12/1/2022 11:17:12 AM

i don't really rate Dakota for A Boy, i know too many girls that are Dakota. I do like inter'sting and different boys names but.

12/1/2022 5:42:10 AM

I know a few people that are boys named Dakota. No one has made fun of their name'since I knew them, guess it all depends on'the people around you.

11/30/2022 5:36:14 AM

Im 26, my name is Dakota Ray. i love my name and chicks dig it alot.

11/28/2022 12:45:12 PM

my name is dakota and i a girl and i like it because the name dakota means "friend", "friendly" or "allies" so yeah and that might not be me but i love my name and all the boys named dakota and all the girls named dakota should love their names too just like i do so always love your name and never regret the name you hat not ever byeeeeee

11/25/2022 10:44:34 PM

One of my horses is called Dakota and It'suits her perfect; she's an Appaloosa. We live in Switzerland and she is maybe the only one in'the whole country with the name Dakota. I love it! It means Friend!

11/7/2022 11:01:12 PM

I am probably the only male "Dakota" on'the known universe. As a kid I absolutly hate the name and went by "Cody". I'm much older and now I have a love-hate relationship because, for example, if I call my bank and say my name, they assume that I'm n't Dakota and send me to the'security center.

11/2/2022 1:21:56 AM

This is the name of my niece, born in Oct. 2011. My husband's co-worker had a daughter named Laken. I told it to my sister and that is what she ended up naming my niece. Her name is Laken Shae. We love it! I haven't had anyone ask me how to pronounce it...they seem to get it as soon as I say it. I think It's a beautiful name.

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10/27/2022 1:59:50 PM

I love this name and accept that It's unisex. When I have a baby I will name him/her Dakota for sure.

10/23/2022 1:15:30 AM

Dakota is a awesome name i think for a boy.I'm having my first baby boy and his name is Dakota Micheal.some people like It'some don't but they have no say lol. thanks guys hope the girls love it:-)

10/20/2022 5:39:50 AM

I heard this name on tv and was like that is what I am going to name my baby girl

10/17/2022 1:35:46 PM

Who ever'said their name was pronounced 9 a then ur not alone

10/11/2022 5:56:58 AM

My name is Dakota and I'm a boy. If You're contemplating naming your son or daughter Dakota DO IT! I love my name and your kid would love it too.

9/29/2022 12:06:36 PM

i would name my future daughter dakota because i love this name..

9/21/2022 7:29:54 AM

My son's name is Dakota and he is 12 years old. We think It's a great name and It's neat to know that it means "friend". My son is a great friend and it certainly speaks of his character!

9/16/2022 12:00:00 PM

Yup. Ali is fine as a male name, but you had better'spell and pronounce it differently for a girl's name. Ally is fine for a girl.

9/13/2022 11:09:54 PM

My daughters name is, Dakota Mareena, "friend of the'sea", I absolutely love it, and It'suIt's her perfectly!

9/6/2022 5:10:58 PM

My name is Dakota. I love it. I am sad at the growing popularity of the name though.

9/5/2022 9:47:10 PM

My husband and i have this name picked out for our next child if its a girl. Ive always loved the name and i come from a native american background.

8/15/2022 4:17:42 PM

My name is Dakota. I have never met anyone with the name Dakota, but i've heard of boys with the name. I like it, except when I get asked if I am North or South. I usually respond with East.

6/18/2022 8:20:42 AM

My son's name is Dakota Ryan. We call him Kota for short. I love his name and would never change it!

6/16/2022 6:01:12 AM

I know someone with the name Dakota, I think It's an awesome name. We call her Dakky as her nickname.

6/10/2022 11:51:18 AM

I named my 18 year old son Dakota Leigh...he doesn't like his name and wishes I had given him a more common name, but I love his name.

6/3/2022 1:25:48 AM

My name is Dakota. Everyone I'meet tells me how much they love it and hot It's so unique. Its the coolest name around.

5/19/2022 12:48:54 PM

My Daughter's name is Dakota Rhiannon and we chose this name years before it was used for either gender, she is now in her 20's and is a very bright, original, strong, lovely young woman. She was teased at times but it made her'stronger.

5/11/2022 10:50:06 AM

I have a daughter named Dacota I think spelled with a (c) gives it a girley look also easer to write. Middle name is Chiane.Has a good flow to it.

4/26/2022 10:19:30 AM

My youngest son is named Dakota. Everyone loves the name. He gets called Kota or Koty alot. He is spunky and mischievous and I think the name fits him well. We have deep American Indian heritage in all sides of our family and my grandparents were pleased with his name. He is now 12 and no regrets with this name.

3/8/2022 5:03:36 AM

My name is Dakota and im a girl. lots of people call me "kote" or "kota". i say Dakota is a girl name because It'sounds girly to me and lots of people i know. but i agree it is a unisex name. im 13 and i liked it when Dakota wasnt so popular. i used to know only 1 other person with my name now i know like 6 or 7. its as common as Austin or Ashaley. and i hate it. the guys i know get teased for haveing the name Dakota. and they get so tired of it they want to change there name. but the name Dakota is the best name ever'so be happy about it. and it is a unisex but sounds better for girls! haha"

2/21/2022 6:16:30 PM

You can use the name penina (hebrew) and still go by nina.

2/7/2022 1:53:42 PM

I really don't meet anybody named Dakota. Everyone gives me cool nice nicknames like... kota, cody, and D'kota. I really like the name Dakota.

1/22/2022 4:20:24 PM

my middle name is DEKOTA. unusual way to spell it but its unique and describes me. :)

12/30/2021 5:36:54 AM

Dakota Fanning is actually named Hannah Dakota Fanning - she actually says she hates the name Dakota, and is planning on changing her name when she's old enough to do so. Also, look up for blowing up Hollywood child actor Dakota Avery Goyo, set to become the next big thing! Watch out

12/28/2021 7:45:36 PM

my daughter's middle name is Dakota. she is six years old and she loves her name. she goes by her first name, which is rylee,a name'she also loves. i choose dakota because you don't hear it quite as often as some other names and It's different and beautiful for a girl,no matter what the age.

12/20/2021 1:18:36 AM

Way to many people with my name. I think It'sounds awkward. I go by Sam, sounds more tomboy.

11/2/2021 1:19:30 AM

I am 32 weeks pregnant... could not decide on a name for my little girl... her big sister is Chloe.. I think I have finally found one!

10/21/2021 4:39:18 PM

I like the name Dakota, but it always reminds me of Dakota Fanning

10/21/2021 12:04:48 PM

No one mispronounces my name.I love my name...ecxept that I know a boy that is named Dakota and sometimes my friend tease me.........

10/13/2021 7:21:18 AM

Great name, but only for BOYS! Girls get away, I'm sick of girls stealing boy names.

10/2/2021 3:15:36 AM

We named our daughter Danica Veronica, she was the first child registered in Ireland with this name. Danica will be 18 this year and has always got complements on her name. Her brother and sisters nick name her Nica. Danica loves her name and that'she was born in the early morning as the name means morning star.

9/26/2021 4:24:54 PM

im male, and its unique.i couldnt be happier with any other name

9/21/2021 5:34:12 AM

My name is Dakota (a guy) and as one of the other comments stated, some of us do get teased because people use it as a girls name as well. It's humiliating to me.

9/15/2021 1:14:06 PM

I like this name alot - very american ! i am english by the way

8/25/2021 4:43:48 PM

I named my sons Dakota and Indiana. Dakota is 13 now. he has enjoyed his name with one n'table exception... someone named their daughter Dakota and she was in one of his classes in grade school. For Indy, everyone loves it, adn it goes well with the other. we do get teased about needing a lot more babies to get thru the rest of the'states!

8/23/2021 10:38:24 PM

I'm a 22 year old girl and my name is Dakota (middle name D'Arcy). Everyone calls me Coty. I love it because It's so different and haven't met anyone with the'same name.

8/8/2021 2:48:36 PM

I am 18 years old and a freshman in college. My mother named me Dakota after a star in a soap opera she had a crush on. When I was younger I didn't really like my name. However, when I now think about my name, I realize how lucky I am to have it. It is a very rare and unique name to have. I only know three other people named Dakota. One was named after me, one goes by Cody, and the other is a girl I went to high school with. So to me it is most defin'tely a guys name. Also the girls love the name. I don't know why, but they do....

7/9/2021 1:47:24 PM

My name is Dakota. and people always spell it wrong for example : Dakoda and Dakotah. I don't know why they do, but they do. Anyway the correct way to pronounce my name is Da-ko-tah.


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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Dakota?
The origin of the name Dakota is American.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Dakota?
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*️⃣ How many people are named Dakota?
Almost 122000 people are named Dakota.
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