Dakota

Dakota - A very unique female name



  Jan 16,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Dakota, meaning friendly one, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1959 on position #2236. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Dakota and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Dakota? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Dakota. The baby girl name Dakota was given to 1,013 baby girls in 2012, ranking #306 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,395 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Dakota peaked in popularity 13 years ago in 2006 on position 190.



Famous with this name

Dakota Johnson
Dakota Fanning
Dakota Goyo


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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 District of Columbia at position #82 - and is the least popular in Oklahoma at position #585.

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 meaning

Dakota 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.

Dusty / Dusti / Dakotah / Dustie / Dakoda /

Name statistics


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.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012306
2011292
2010284
2009274
2008264
2007240
2006190
2005224
2004277
2003341
2002320
2001327
2000292
1999269
1998246
1997249
1996274
1995252
1994307
1993345
1992342
1991395
1990593
19891102
19881455
19871719
19861716
19852639
19843374
19592236

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia82
New Mexico175
Alabama177
Delaware178
Nevada181
Missouri203
Michigan204
Idaho205
Rhode Island214
North Dakota223
Maryland224
Kansas224
Nebraska227
Georgia234
West Virginia238
Oregon242
Indiana245
Washington256
Pennsylvania256
Colorado262
Florida263
Kentucky277
Tennessee278
Ohio291
Mississippi299
Wisconsin312
South Carolina314
Arizona325
North Carolina326
Louisiana335
Massachusetts359
Illinois363
Arkansas366
Connecticut381
Iowa396
California399
Texas403
Virginia408
Minnesota470
New York478
Utah485
New Jersey507
Oklahoma585

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.

Is Dakota a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Dakota?

3 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2006
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Dakota
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,395
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1959
2012 births +1,013

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