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Dakoda is a name that represents the trend of phonetic naming. It takes a common name and changes the spelling slightly so that it better pronounces the common pronunciation of the name. Read on to learn more about this name.

Meaning of the name Dakoda:

Sioux: friend

Origin of the name Dakoda:

Dakota is a name of Sioux origin that means “friend” or “ally”.

Symbolism of the name Dakoda:

Dakoda typically symbolizes the hope of a family that a child will be friendly and be surrounded by people who care.

Style of the name Dakoda:


Gender of the name Dakoda:

Dakoda is typically used as a boy's name, but there are a significant number of girls also named Dakoda.

Pronunciation of the name Dakoda:


Number of syllables in the name Dakoda:


Emotion evoked from the name Dakoda:

Dakoda tends to evoke emotions related to trust, friendship, and calmness.

Alternative spellings for the name Dakoda:

Nicknames for the name Dakoda:

  • Dak
  • Kota

Popularity of the name Dakoda:

According to the Social Security Administration, Dakoda last ranked as one of the most popular boys' names in the United States in 1996 when it was the 935th most popular name. It was most popular in 1995, when it was the 922nd most popular name for boys.

Related names for the name Dakoda:

Great middle names for Dakoda and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Dakoda:

  • Dakoda Shepley (football player)
  • Dakoda Armstrong (NASCAR driver)

Dakodas in popular culture:

  • Dakoda (video game character, Piggy)
  • Dakoda (character, Kamen Rider Dragon Knight)
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