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

Names like Dakota:

Dagwood, Desta, Dwight, Dusty

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 #262 in U.S. births

Songs about Dakota

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Dakota - Rocket to the Moon
Dakota - Stereophonics
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