Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: Allies
Main Origin Language: Native American
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In 2017 the name Dakota...

• was given to 984 baby boys
• was the 344th most popular name for baby boys
• was 49% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in West Virginia, New Mexico, and Arkansas
• was least popular in Vermont, Rhode Island, and Wyoming
• a unisex name which was given to boys 41% of the time
• was about as popular as Jaylen and Prince
Babies Named Dakota Born Per Year
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Per 100,000
Total Number
(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Dakota...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 1995
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1950
• was not given to any babies in the 1950s
• is 79% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Alec, Austin, Dalton, Taylor, Lexus, Cherokee
• has the most opposite popularity history to Lionel, Guadalupe, Vito, Betsey, Rosalyn, Charlette
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Dakota Per State
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Geographically the name Dakota...

• 16% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Jensen, Jamison, Jase, Brooklynn, Addilynn, Maci
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Ethan, Nathan, Anthony, Emily, Julia, Hailey
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Dakota by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Dakota are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Dakota will be the only kid named Dakota in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Dakota compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Dakota rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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