Dakota
Origin/Usage
Native American
Pronunciation
də-KO-tə
Meaning
Friendly companion
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Dakota originates in Lakota Sioux language and means "friendly companion". It is the name of two American states, North and South Dakota, whose names are derived from a Native American tribe. It can be used as both feminine and masculine given names. As a feminine name it was popularized by the American actress Dakota Fanning.

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Dakota Fanning - actress

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