Name: Dakota

Origin and Meaning of the Name Dakota

  • Pronunciation:
    (dah KOH tah); (dah KOH duh)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Dakota)
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Miscellaneous Info for Dakota

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    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    "Dakota" is a Sioux word used to denote a certain tribe within the Sioux nation. It is not used as a first name by the Sioux, for obvious reasons. Dakota is also the name of two U.S states - North Dakota and South Dakota, both originally located in the "Dakota Territory," on which a Sioux reservation was located.

    Famous bearers include actresses Dakota Fanning and Dakota Blue Richards.

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