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Lakota Meaning


What does Lakota mean?

The name Lakota is of Native American Lakota origin.

The meaning of Lakota is "friend, ally".

Lakota is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 6 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced La-ko-ta.

The Given Name Lakota

The Lakota People are part of a confederation of seven related Sioux tribes, who speak Lakota. They are also known as Teton, or Titunwan, meaning "prairie dwellers".

Lakota is one of the three language dialects spoken by the Sioux people. The other two are Nakota and Dakota.

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.

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Lakota Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 4,082 in baby name popularity for girls with 35 occurrences. It ranked 3,054 in baby name popularity for boys with 38 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 3,448 in baby name popularity for girls with 45 occurrences. It ranked 3,274 in baby name popularity for boys with 35 occurrences.

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