What does Dakota mean?
The meaning of Dakota is "friend, ally".
Dakota is used as both a boys and girls name.
It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Da-ko-ta.
The Given Name Dakota
Dakota meaning "friend, ally" is also one of the three language dialects of the Sioux, the other two being Nakota and Lakota.
The Sioux are an indegenous Great Plains people comprised of three divisions.
The Santee, Isanyathi meaning "knife", are also called the Eastern Dakota as they live in Iowa, Minnesota and eastern North and South Dakota.
The Yankton-Yanktonai, Ihankthunwan-Ihankthunwanna meaning "village at the end", "little village at the end" are also known as the Western Dakota, Wishiyena as they live in the Minnesota River area.
The Lakota, meaning "friend, ally", are also known as the Teton Thithunwan meaning "prairie dwellers" as they are the westenmost Sioux living in North and South Dakota. The Lakota People, are known for their warrior and hunting culture.
Some famous bearers of this name include: Dakota Dozier, Dakota Fanning, and Dakota Johnson.
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Dakota Related Names
- Dakota Dozier ~ Football Player
- Dakota Fanning ~ Actress
- Dakota Johnson ~ Actress
Dakota Name Fun
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