Dakota Girl Name
The name Dakota is of Native American origin, and means friend.
The table below indicates the number of times the name Dakota has been given to baby girls in recent years.
The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.
The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years.
Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Dakota
|Use of the Name Dakota|
for Girls During the Last ...
|125 Years||50 Years||25 Years||10 Years||5 Years||2 Years||1 Year
The table below indicates the number of times the name Dakota has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.
Dakota first appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1985, which is the first year shown on the table.
A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.
Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Dakota
| ||Used as a Girl Name||Used as a Boy Name|
|1985|| || ||865||109|
|1986|| || ||487||320|
|1987|| || ||421||429|
|1988|| || ||363||553|
|1989|| || ||295||824|
|Totals: || ||14,176|| ||66,781|
During the last 125 years, parents have used Dakota as a girl's name about 17% of the time and more frequently (about 82% of the time) as a boy's name.
Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are significantly lower than actual counts because the name Dakota appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 15 times during the last 125 years.
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Girl Name Dakota