Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


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

• was given to 1,346 baby girls
• was the 232nd most popular name for baby girls
• was 9% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in Mississippi, North Dakota, and Idaho
• was least popular in West Virginia, New Hampshire, and Maine
• a unisex name which was given to girls 59% of the time
• was about as popular as Ayla and Angela
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 2006
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1950
• is 39233% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 32% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Ava, Kadence, Diya, Eliel, Koen, Maddux
• has the most opposite popularity history to Margarita, Kathrine, Elizabeth, Joseph, Patrick, Sheldon
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Dakota Per State
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Geographically the name Dakota...

• 27% more popular east of the Mississippi than west of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Addisyn, Evie, Alaina, Landyn, Carl, Keaton
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Isabelle, Isla, Aviana, Maxwell, Xander, Julian
Boy Names With Similar Spelling
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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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