Dakota - A very unique male name
Dakota, meaning friendly one, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1978 on position #2070. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dakota and more.
With that position 1 in 1,799 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dakota peaked in popularity 24 years ago in 1995 on position 56.
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Dakota is currently topping the charts in...Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Dakota is currently topping the baby name charts in West Virginia at position #110 - and is the least popular in New Jersey at position #882.
Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Dakota is where you live.
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Dakota origin and meaningDakota is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means friendly one. To see famous people named Dakota, pop culture references for the name Dakota and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.
Similar to Dakota
We've found the following names that sound similar to Dakota, sorted by popularity.Dwight / Dusty / Dakotah / Dakoda / Dekota / Dacoda / Dacota / Dacotah /
Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better
understanding of how popular or unique this name is.
With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.
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Chart position per state (visualized)
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Even more about Dakota
These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.