Gender / Sex: boy (Dakota's also a girl name)
Meaning: friend, ally
Origin: Native American Indian
Related Names: Montana, Takoda
Sounds Like: Daggett, Dagget, Dagwood
Variant forms: Daccota, Dakoda, Dakodah, Dakotah, Dakoeta, Dekota, Dekohta, Dekowta
Dakota \d(a)-ko-ta\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Dakota), is pronounced da-KOH-tah. It is of Native American Indian origin, and the meaning of Dakota is "friend, ally". Tribal name and place name. May also possibly mean "forever smiling". Furniture designer Dakota Jackson.
Dakota has 8 variant forms: Daccota, Dakoda, Dakodah, Dakotah, Dakoeta, Dekota, Dekohta and Dekowta.
For more information, see also related names Montana and Takoda.
Baby names that sound like Dakota are Daggett, Dagget and Dagwood.
View a list of the 5 names that reference Dakota.
Dakota is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)