Dakota has always been more popular for boys than for girls (see Dakota (boy) for more info). American Actress Dakota Fanning boosted the popularity a bit for girls, and evened out the score. Dakota (and alternate spellings like Dacota, Dakotah, Dakoda etc.) hit its peak in the 1990s, and as of 2010 was #271 for boys and #297 for girls in the US top 7000 baby names.
See Also: Dakoda (girl), Dakoda (boy), Dakota (boy), Lakota
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