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Pronunciation

dəkoʊtə

Origin

English

Meaning

The winsome boys’ name that originally means 'friend'! An old Native American Indian word, Dakota comes from the Lakota Sioux language. It brings to mind the inspiring wild natural beauty of North and South Dakota in the United States. Natural and friendly, Dakota shortens to the cute Cody.

Rank in the year 2015

Dakota was ranked #708 in the most popular American names of 2015.

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