Origin:Native American
Meaning:Friend, ally
If you're looking to pay tribute to baby's Native American heritage, take a moment to admire the gender-neutral name Dakoda. As a variant of Dakota, meaning "friend" or "ally," this choice is also invariably connected to the Indigenous tribe of the same name. The Dakotas are known for their wisdom, bravery, and iconic artwork, sure to inspire a warm and open heart in your little munchkin. Since the 1980s, Dakoda and its other forms have been super popular for both baby boys and girls. Actress Dakota Fanning made it a household name during the '90s, inspiring a generation to embrace their indigenous roots and language.
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