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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 boys 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 boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Dakota
Use of the Name Dakota for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
66,781 66,781 66,781 46,715 17,944 5,992 2,865
The table below indicates the number of times the name Dakota has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Dakota first appeared in the top thousand boy or girl 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 boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Dakota
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1985865109  
1986487320  
1987421429  
1988363553  
1989295824  
19901941,551597379
19911212,738402635
19921033,609346750
1993854,406355725
1994695,527306894
1995566,5702521,124
1996586,0632731,055
1997665,6592501,172
1998725,3962461,240
1999775,0832701,159
2000884,5392961,082
2001943,954329939
20021083,459323943
20031263,127339911
20041372,8652751,168
Totals:  66,781 14,176

During the last 125 years, parents have used Dakota as a boy's name about 82% of the time and less frequently (about 17% of the time) as a girl'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 boy names only 20 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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