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Gender: M Meaning of Dakota: "friendly one" Origin of Dakota: Place-name; Sioux Dakota's Popularity in 2012: #334

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An early and still popular unisex place-name and name of a Native American people in the northern Mississippi valley. While the popularity of Dakota is trending downward for both genders, it's one of those names that is used for almost exactly equal numbers of boys and girls; about 1,000 babies of each sex were named Dakota in 2012.

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Famous People Named Dakota

Dakota Goyo, Canadian Actor
Dakota Chapman (b. 1995), Son of Leland Chapman
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William Dakota, son of American model/actress Angela Lindvall

Pop Culture References for the Name Dakota

Daccota, Dakoda, Dakodah, Dakoeta, Dakotah, Dekohta, Dekota, Dekowta