Dakota Boy 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 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
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|
|1985||865||109|| || |
|1986||487||320|| || |
|1987||421||429|| || |
|1988||363||553|| || |
|1989||295||824|| || |
|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.
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Boy Name Dakota