US Popularity:870
Other Origin(s):Native American
Meaning:Rice paddy of happiness; Friend
Koda is a modern short form for the Native American name Dakota, which translates to "friend." 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 "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.

Koda Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Koda is currently #893 on The Bump
Boy:Koda is currently #660 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Koda is currently #492 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Koda is currently #870 in U.S. births
Boy:Koda is currently #964 in U.S. births
Girl:Koda is currently #4618 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 887
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
Learn how we keep our content accurate and up-to-date by reading our medical review and editorial process.
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.