Dakota is a boy name and means friend, ally. It is a Native American Indian name and its pronunciation is \d(a)-ko-ta\. Other similar names and variants include: Daccota, Dakoda, Dakodah, Dakoeta, Dakotah, Dekohta, Dekota, Dekowta, Montana, Takoda. Dakota is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women.
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Based on our intensive research on international Census data we identified the number of babies named Dakota over the years and Dakota's popularity rank:

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Dakota Fanning
Dakota Fanning

Born on February 23, 1994

  • Age: 28
  • Birth sign: Pisces
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 18

The Benefactor

Directed by: Andrew Renzi

Starring: Richard Gere, Dakota Fanning, Theo James, Dylan Baker

Very Good Girls

Directed by: Naomi Foner

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Sterling Jones, Lenny Platt

Every Secret Thing

Every Secret Thing

Directed by: Amy Berg

Starring: Diane Lane, Elizabeth Banks, Dakota Fanning, Danielle Macdonald



Directed by: Henry Selick

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Teri Hatcher, John Hodgman, Jennifer Saunders

Country: United States of America

Dakota Johnson
Dakota Johnson

Born on October 04, 1989

  • Age: 32
  • Birth sign: Libra
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 8


Directed by: Luca Guadagnino

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Mia Goth, Lutz Ebersdorf

Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Darker

Written by:

Directed by: James Foley

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford

Country: United States of America

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey

Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford

How to Be Single

Directed by: Christian Ditter

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson, Leslie Mann, Alison Brie

Dakota Richards
Dakota Richards

Born on April 11, 1994

  • Age: 28
  • Birth sign: Aries
  • Birth chart: astro chart
  • No. of movies: 2

The Quiet Hour

Directed by: Stéphanie Joalland

Starring: Dakota Blue Richards, Karl Davies, Brigitte Millar, Jack McMullen

The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass

Directed by: Chris Weitz

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards, Ben Walker

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Famous writers named Dakota and their books

Dakota Meyer
Dakota Meyer
  • No. of books: 1
Into The Fire

Into The Fire


“The story of what Dakota did . . . will be told for generations.”—President Barack Obama, from remarks given at Meyer’s Medal of Honor ceremonyIn the fall of 2009, Taliban insurgents

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dakota a popular name?

Over the years Dakota was most popular in 1995. According to the latest US census information Dakota ranks #87th while according to famousnames.vip Dakota ranks #5th.

How popular is the name Dakota?

According to the US census in 2018, 2063 boys were born named Dakota, making Dakota the #324th name more popular among boy names. In 1995 Dakota had the highest rank with 7700 boys born that year with this name.

How common is the name Dakota?

Dakota is #324th in the ranking of most common names in the United States according to he US Census.

When was the name Dakota more popular ?

The name Dakota was more popular in 1995 with 7700 born in that year.

When was the last time a baby was named Dakota

The last time a baby was named Dakota was in 2020, based on US Census data.

How many people born in 2020 are named Dakota?

In 2020 there were 2063 baby boys named Dakota.

Who is a famous person named Dakota?

There a several famous people named Dakota, for example actress Dakota Fanning, actress Dakota Johnson, actress Dakota Richards.

Who is a famous actor/actress named Dakota?

A famous actor/actress named Dakota is Dakota Fanning, starring in 4 movies, including The Benefactor and Very Good Girls.

How many famous actors/actresses are named Dakota?

There are 3 actors named Dakota including Dakota Fanning and Dakota Johnson who appeared in movies such as The Benefactor and Suspiria.