Origin:Native American
Other Origin(s):Japanese
Meaning:Ally; Friend; Little bear; Blessing; Rice paddy of happiness
Koda is a modern short form for the Native American name Dakota, which translates to "ally," "friend," and "little bear." This gender-neutral choice will help baby forge an unwavering bond with their indigenous roots. You may find they take an interest in learning the traditions of their ancestors and may even seek to master the Dakota language. If baby has Japanese roots, you'll adore Koda's meaning of "blessing" or perhaps the more foodie-inspired "rice paddy of happiness." Either way, you can expect your darling Koda to be a natural at making friends. They'll be the one to deck out their pal's locker on their birthday or bake something sweet for their crush. Those in need of an ally will always have sweet Koda to turn to.
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