Over the past 110 years, 86 111 boys and 33 326 girls have been named Dakota. The name Dakota ranks 313th in the United States among the most common names for boys. For the first time more than ten times newborns were named Dakota in 1978. The peak of popularity of the name Dakota came in the 1990s and 2000s. You can see absolute numbers and relative numbers on the chart. Indicators per 100K more accurately assess the popularity of the name.