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Dakota Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Dakota?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Dakota, ranked the 349th Most Popular Boys Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 500 most popular, Dakota has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

Position 56, its highest popularity ranking, was reached in 1995 with 6,575 occurrences.

The least amount of newborns dubbed Dakota in any given year was less than 5, most recently in 1971.

Approximately during the years 1974-1978, and 1981-1995, the name Dakota took a definitive turn upwards in popularity whereas clearly downward trends happened around 2000-2011.

Sometimes the name Dakota has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

The popularity trend for Dakota has been spiralling downward for a while. In recent years however, the number of babies given the name Dakota has remained about the same.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Dakota?

Currently, the name is at a very low point when compared to its most popular year.

The name Dakota is chosen by a number of parents and has recently started to plateu at its present level but may also begin to make a more decisive move up or down.

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   Dakota (Girl)Dakota (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,307 247 936 349
2017 1,353 232 990 342
2016 1,413 226 868 376
2015 1,332 242 939 357
2014 1,147 284 887 359
2013 1,084 293 902 350
2012 1,039 307 954 332
2011 1,067 294 1,027 312
2010 1,142 285 1,135 292
2009 1,193 276 1,384 251
2008 1,286 266 1,637 226
2007 1,485 239 1,958 201
2006 1,838 190 2,365 172
2005 1,513 226 2,719 148
2004 1,180 277 2,917 137
2003 916 340 3,159 126
2002 951 323 3,485 107
2001 943 329 3,979 93
2000 1,086 296 4,553 88
1999 1,166 269 5,093 77
1998 1,242 247 5,401 72
1997 1,175 250 5,664 66
1996 1,055 274 6,066 58
1995 1,125 252 6,575 56
1994 894 306 5,535 69
1993 725 355 4,411 85
1992 752 346 3,612 103
1991 636 400 2,740 121
1990 380 596 1,550 195
1989 163 1,048 824 296
1988 99 1,408 554 363
1987 78 1,593 430 421
1986 72 1,641 320 488
1985 62 1,816 110 857
1984 18 4,195 61 1,166
1983 15 4,717 48 1,346
1982 14 4,987 42 1,491
1981 19 4,033 29 1,906
1980 24 3,427 40 1,527
1979 21 3,692 34 1,681
1978 15 4,488 55 1,205
1977 14 4,706 22 2,139
1976 11 5,288 16 2,627
1975 12 4,911 14 2,783
1974 8 6,364 8 3,901
1973 11 4,936 9 3,499
1972 6 7,471 13 2,690
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.