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Dakota - Letter D - Boy Baby Names

In our Dakota boy name guide we feature name meaning, origin and other useful facts.

  • Dakota
  • Meaning: Friend
  • Origin: Dakota
  • Gender: Boy
  • Statistics: Since 1880, there have been roughly 80,080 boys given the name Dakota. That is approximately 0.05% of the recorded babies born in the united states. The name Dakota is most popular in Texas, Ohio, California, Missouri, and Indiana.
  • Similar sounding names: Dakoda, Dakota, Dakotah, Dusty, Dwight
  • Popularity of Dakota:
    YearRankTotal 2012 334 934 2011 314 1,019 2010 292 1,128 2009 251 1,380 2008 226 1,630 2007 201 1,952 2006 172 2,359 2005 149 2,714 2004 137 2,914 2003 126 3,154 2002 107 3,483