What is the meaning of the name Dakota?

The name Dakota is primarily a gender-neutral name of Native American - Sioux origin that means The Allies, Considered A Friend.

Dakota is a plural noun in the Sioux language.

PLEASE NOTE: Using Native names for non-native people is considered cultural appropriation, and offensive to many.

Different Spellings of the name Dakota:


People who like the name Dakota also like:

Liam, Landon, Chase, Caleb, Gavin, Ethan, Aiden, Savannah, Charlotte, Autumn, Ava, Chloe, Olivia, Aurora

Names like Dakota:

Dusty, Dagwood, Desta, Dwight

Celebrity Babies with this Name:

Dakota Song Culkin - son of Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song , born 2021
Dakota Tao Brooks-Woodside - daughter of Golden Brooks and D.B. Woodside , born 2009

Stats for the Name Dakota

checkmark Dakota is currently #34 on the Baby Names Popularity Charts
checkmark Dakota is currently #258 in U.S. births

Potential drawbacks of using the name Dakota:

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1. Potential confusion or mispronunciation due to the name's similarity to other names or words.
2. The possibility of being associated with negative stereotypes or cultural appropriation.
3. Difficulty in finding personalized items or souvenirs with the child's name on them.
4. Potential for teasing or bullying based on the name's association with certain geographical regions or Native American tribes.
5. Limited options for nicknames or variations of the name, leading to a lack of individuality.

Songs about Dakota

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Dakota - Rocket to the Moon
Dakota - Stereophonics