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Dakota is a Baby Boy Name

Find out the meaning behind the name Dakota.

The name Dakota is a boy's name of Native American origin meaning "friendly one". An early and still one of the most popular unisex names, also a place name and name of a Native American people in the northern Mississippi valley. While the popularity of Dakota is trending downward for both genders, it's one of those names that is used for nearly equal numbers of boys and girls.

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