Dakota Name Gender

Is Dakota a boys name or a girls name? Find out here.

Since 1910, 72.7% of babies named Dakota were boys.

In 2018, 41.5% of babies named Dakota were boys.

Based on data from The United States Social Security Administration.


Infographic of Dakota name meaning, which is A term meaning friend or ally, Dakota is a Native American name.
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Dakota Name Popularity

How popular is the name Dakota? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Dakota was the 345th most popular boys name, representing 0.066% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Dakota has been the 309th most popular boys name, representing 0.057% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 0 0%
1978 1,828 5 0.0004%
1979 1,651 8 0.0006%
1980 1,807 6 0.0004%
1981 0 0%
1982 1,584 11 0.0007%
1983 2,070 5 0.0003%
1984 1,245 21 0.0014%
1985 904 55 0.0036%
1986 486 282 0.0187%
1987 422 390 0.0256%
1988 363 521 0.0334%
1989 294 796 0.0493%
1990 194 1,539 0.0929%
1991 121 2,729 0.1674%
1992 103 3,609 0.2261%
1993 85 4,410 0.2829%
1994 69 5,528 0.3602%
1995 56 6,572 0.4361%
1996 58 6,062 0.4049%
1997 66 5,657 0.3825%
1998 72 5,395 0.3605%
1999 77 5,090 0.3399%
2000 88 4,547 0.2977%
2001 94 3,973 0.2637%
2002 108 3,467 0.2314%
2003 126 3,155 0.2074%
2004 137 2,904 0.1905%
2005 149 2,708 0.1771%
2006 172 2,352 0.1502%
2007 200 1,944 0.1232%
2008 227 1,619 0.1048%
2009 250 1,368 0.0915%
2010 290 1,120 0.0777%
2011 310 1,004 0.0705%
2012 325 932 0.0654%
2013 346 877 0.0616%
2014 356 859 0.059%
2015 353 903 0.0621%
2016 370 840 0.0583%
2017 336 965 0.0691%
2018 345 907 0.066%

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Names Like Dakota

If you like Dakota, you’ll love these other names like Dakota.


What names are variants of Dakota?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Dakota.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Daccota

Friend, ally

Native American

Dakoda

Friend, ally

Native American

#2,035 (0.0012%)  
Dakodah

Friend, ally

Native American

Dakoeta

Friend, ally

Native American

Dakotah

Friend, ally

Native American

Dekohta

Friend, ally

Native American

Dekota

Friend, ally

Native American

Dekowta

Friend, ally

Native American


What names sound like Dakota?

If you like how Dakota sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Dakota.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Dagget

Daylight

Scandinavian

Daggett

Daylight

Scandinavian

Dagwood

Shining forest

English


What names are similar to Dakota?

Find a name that’s like Dakota, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Montana

Mountain

Latin

#1,444 (0.0038%)  
Takoda

Friend to everyone

Native American

#2,069 (0.0011%)  

Lists With Dakota

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  1. It was his dad’s favorite name


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