121 Creative Middle Names for Dakota (Girl)

  • By: Jess
  • Date: July 19, 2022
  • Time to read: 8 min.

A middle name is a traditional and common way to give your child a unique identity. When naming your baby girl Dakota, you might want to consider these creative baby names that match her personality.

First and middle names should flow well together, and our list of the best middle names should help you find the perfect one for you!

What Does The Name Dakota Mean?

Dakota is a unisex given name derived from the indigenous Native American Dakota people’s name, or from the names of two US states, North Dakota and South Dakota, which are both derived from the Dakota people that live in that area.

In the Dakota dialects of Yankton-Yanktonai and Santee, the name translates to “friend,” “friendly,” or “allies.”

People believe that the name of their children can have an impact on their future success in life. It can also have a bearing on a child, what their name means.

As a result, people often choose names based on their meanings, believing that the meaning of the child’s name may reflect the nature of the child or influence the child later on.

How Do You Pronounce Dakota?

Dakota is pronounced as /dah KOH tah/ or /dah KOH duh/.

Famous People Called Dakota

  • Dakota Abberton, Australian surfer
  • Dakota Allen (born 1995), American football player
  • Dakota Darsow (born 1987), American professional wrestler
  • Dakota Fanning (born 1994), American actress
  • Dakota Floeter (born 1994), American actor and musician
  • Dakota Goyo (born 1999), Canadian actor
  • Dakota Kai (born 1988), New Zealander professional wrestler
  • Dakota North (speedway rider) (born 1991), Australian speedway rider
  • Dakota Rose (born 1995), Japan-based American model
  • Dakota Staton (1930–2007), American jazz singer

How Common is the Name Dakota?

The first name Dakota was given to a child in October 5th, 1874, according to the Social Security Administration’s birth record database.

Dakota is the 581st most popular name in the history of the world. Between 1880 and 2019, the Social Security Administration recognized 121,561 babies born in the United States with the first name Dakota.

Dakota had the greatest reported use of the first name in 1995, with 6,575 newborns. From 1993 through 2001, it was in the top 100 most popular male names, peaking at number 56 in 1995.

It has been given to girls significantly more frequently since 2010. It was the 233rd most popular girl name and the 344th most popular boy name in 2016.

How to Choose the Perfect Name to go With Dakota

The most appropriate middle name for Dakota is the one that blends nicely with her first and last names. For example, choose the middle names you want for Dakota from the list below and jot them down on a piece of paper.

Say the names out loud with Dakota at the start. For example, Dakota Ann.  Remove any names that are strange, bizarre, or difficult to pronounce.

Step 2 should be repeated, but this time include the last name and listen to how it sounds. Delete any further names that don’t sound suitable.

Examine the initials of the remaining names and identify the ones that work particularly well together. Make certain that it does not sound absurd or harsh. Consider looking for ones that can be given nicknames when they are grouped together.

By the time you are finished with steps 1-4, you will have cut down the selection to a manageable amount of options that will assist you in deciding on the ideal middle name for Dakota.

121 Best Middle Names for Dakota

We’ve pulled together the best girl’s names that go well with the name Dakota. Here’s our list:

1Dakota Bianca
2Dakota Nyla
3Dakota Ariella
4Dakota Lyla
5Dakota Lilith
6Dakota Lilly
7Dakota Julianna
8Dakota Amanda
9Dakota Ivy
10Dakota Sadie
Dakota Nyla
11Dakota Brooklyn
12Dakota Ember
13Dakota Mira
14Dakota Lainey
15Dakota Rylee
16Dakota Elizabeth
17Dakota Eliana
18Dakota Tessa
19Dakota Everlee
20Dakota Amelia
21Dakota Valentina
22Dakota Briella
23Dakota Maggie
24Dakota Parker
25Dakota Joanna
Dakota Brooklyn
26Dakota Bristol
27Dakota Lila
28Dakota Winter
29Dakota Julia
30Dakota Amara
31Dakota Brooke
32Dakota Cali
33Dakota Willa
34Dakota Valerie
35Dakota Zara
36Dakota Talia
37Dakota Diana
38Dakota Aniyah
39Dakota Brinley
40Dakota Noelle
Dakota Willa
41Dakota Daniela
42Dakota Kaia
43Dakota Ruth
44Dakota Catalina
45Dakota Elise
46Dakota Leilani
47Dakota Esmeralda
48Dakota Elliana
49Dakota Adelyn
50Dakota Cassidy
51Dakota Kaylani
52Dakota Grace
53Dakota Clara
54Dakota Laila
55Dakota Marlee
Dakota Cassidy
56Dakota Audrey
57Dakota Aubree
58Dakota Rosalie
59Dakota Jessica
60Dakota Violet
61Dakota Norah
62Dakota Vera
63Dakota Maia
64Dakota Arya
65Dakota Sabrina
66Dakota Mary
67Dakota Frances
68Dakota Sydney
69Dakota Luciana
70Dakota Andrea
Dakota Maia
71Dakota Zariah
72Dakota Athena
73Dakota Alexis
74Dakota Elaina
75Dakota Brianna
76Dakota Morgan
77Dakota Lauren
78Dakota Wren
79Dakota Angel
80Dakota Luna
81Dakota Alicia
82Dakota Madeleine
83Dakota Aria
84Dakota Braelynn
85Dakota Summer
86Dakota Michelle
87Dakota Jocelyn
88Dakota Mackenzie
Dakota Summer

89Dakota Jade
90Dakota Sutton
91Dakota Hope
92Dakota Mila
93Dakota Teagan
94Dakota Sienna
95Dakota Danna
96Dakota Alani
97Dakota Maddison
98Dakota Journey
99Dakota Vivienne
Dakota Vivienne
100Dakota Milani
101Dakota Hazel
102Dakota Tatum
103Dakota Oaklynn
104Dakota Kora
105Dakota Makenna
106Dakota Demi
107Dakota Sarai
108Dakota Charli
109Dakota Carolina
110Dakota Matilda
Dakota Matilda
111Dakota Eliza
112Dakota Gabriela
113Dakota Anastasia
114Dakota Maren
115Dakota Autumn
116Dakota Helen
117Dakota Leah
118Dakota Kamila
119Dakota Amira
120Dakota Selah
121Dakota Alayah
Dakota Autumn

First Name for Middle Name Dakota

If you have already decided on Dakota as the middle name you might be looking for the perfect first name as Dakota makes a great middle name. We have our top 10 here!

River Dakota
Riley Dakota
Rose Dakota
Rachel Dakota
Kyla Dakota
Athena Dakota
Iris Dakota
Michelle Dakota
Kennedy Dakota
Leia Dakota

10 Classic Girl Names That Go Well With Dakota

Dakota Evelyn
Dakota Josephine
Dakota Claire
Dakota Carol
Dakota Clara
Dakota Penelope
Dakota Grace
Dakota Elizabeth
Dakota Frey
Dakota Elsie

10 Modern Names That Go With Dakota

Dakota Yaritza
Dakota Aria
Dakota Ellery
Dakota Faye
Dakota Theodora
Dakota Remi
Dakota Shiloh
Dakota Rylan
Dakota Bryn
Dakota Rowan
Dakota Ellery

10 Unusual Girl Names That Go With Dakota

Dakota Aviana
Dakota Zariah
Dakota Ivana
Dakota Sloan
Dakota Pandora
Dakota Ember
Dakota Aria
Dakota Makena
Dakota Kaia
Dakota Farren

European Names That Match the Name Dakota

If you love European names or even have European ancestry we’ve compiled the best Irish, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Polish names to go with Dakota. We’ve kept these spelt in their original authentic way, but you can always update the spelling if you prefer.

7 Irish Girl Names That Go with Dakota

If you like Irish girls names check out our post.

Dakota Fiadh (fee-a)
Dakota Caragh (kara)
Dakota Maebh (Maeve)
Dakota Eithne (eth-na)
Dakota Shannon
Dakota Muireann (mweer-in)
Dakota Aoibhinn (ee-van or ay-veen)

7 French Names to Go with Dakota

Dakota Diane
Dakota Josette
Dakota Ninette
Dakota Bernadette
Dakota Inès
Dakota Charlotte
Dakota Dior
Dakota Ninette

7 Spanish Names That Go Well with Dakota

Dakota Josefina
Dakota Emily
Dakota Martina
Dakota Emma
Dakota Daniela
Dakota Catalina
Dakota Renata

7 Italian Names for Dakota

Dakota Francesca
Dakota Emma
Dakota Giuliana
Dakota Giulia
Dakota Stefania
Dakota Anna
Dakota Eva

7 German Names for Dakota

Dakota Helene
Dakota Karoline
Dakota Erna
Dakota Ella
Dakota Berta
Dakota Hedwig
Dakota Gretchen
Dakota Helene

7 Polish Names for Dakota

Dakota Czesława
Dakota Ewelina
Dakota Wiesława
Dakota Basia
Dakota Mariola
Dakota Bolesława
Dakota Dagmara

Names of Certain Length

If you have a long or short surname, you might want to choose middle names with just 1, 2 or 3 syllables, we’ve got the best of each to help you choose the best middle name for your child.

7 Names for Dakota with 1 Syllable

Dakota Jade
Dakota Reese
Dakota Love
Dakota Eve
Dakota Kai
Dakota Anne
Dakota Quinn

7 Names for Dakota with 2 Syllables

Dakota Piper
Dakota Riley (See best names for Riley)
Dakota Skylar
Dakota Chloe
Dakota Sarah
Dakota Mary
Dakota Aine

7 Names for Dakota with 3 Syllables

Dakota Juniper
Dakota Gillian
Dakota Emerson
Dakota Allison
Dakota Lorelei
Dakota Avery
Dakota Jocelyn
Dakota Allison

Names for Dakota with the Same Initial

Dakota Demi
Dakota Daniela
Dakota Danielle
Dakota Destiny
Dakota Dior
Dakota Daleyza
Dakota Dylan

7 Names for Dakota Starting with A Vowel

Dakota Emmalyn
Dakota Adelyn
Dakota Everly
Dakota Oakley
Dakota Alison
Dakota Alayah (see good middle names for Alayah)
Dakota Eliza

Nicknames for Dakota

Dakota is often given the following nicknames:

  • Kota
  • Koda
  • Koko
  • Kody
  • D. K.

Different Ways to Spell Dakota

  • Dekowta
  • Dekota
  • Dakotah
  • Dekohta
  • Dakote
  • Dakoeta
  • Dakodah
  • Dakoda

Similar Names Like Dakota

  • Brooklyn
  • Bailey
  • Dylan
  • Cheyenne
  • Jordan
  • Sasha
  • Aspen

If you like these names, check out our post on names that go with Cosette

Sibling Names for Dakota

If you already have a child named Dakota, you might be looking for some great sister or brother names that go with it. We’ve compiled some classic names that go together really well with Dakota.

Sister Names for Dakota

If you already have a baby Dakota, and she’s going to be an older sister, then we’ve come up with some gorgeous sister names!

Dakota & Catherine
Dakota & Jessica
Dakota & Emilia
Dakota & Octavia
Dakota & Evelynn
Dakota & Meadow
Dakota & Gemma
Dakota & Penelope
Dakota & Violet
Dakota & Jasmine
Dakota & Octavia

Brother Names for Dakota

If you are expecting a baby boy, and already have a Dakota then check out our boy names that will match your baby girl!

Dakota & Hugo
Dakota & Dustin
Dakota & Shepherd
Dakota & Brennan
Dakota & Lian
Dakota & Watson
Dakota & Eden
Dakota & Rory
Dakota & Bryant
Dakota & Raiden

What are middle names for?

You just found out that you’re having a baby girl, and now you’re trying to come up with her perfect name. Middle names can help as they can be just as special as a first name.

Middle names don’t have to be family names, and they don’t have to be traditional either. You can choose any name that you like for your child’s middle name.

Some people choose to honor family members when choosing their baby name, whether it’s the wife’s family or the husbands family name there might be some traditions that have always been there. But that doesn’t mean you have to follow them, it’s up to you!

Families often choose the same name for siblings as a middle name. In our family, all the girls had the third middle name Ann which was a family name.

As it only has one syllable, it’s easy to tag on as a third name to our given name. Famous people often choose lots of other names!

Often people can make the middle name a nickname later on or even you can put the initials together to form a new name, for example, Dakota Rose could become Dro! 

Research has also indicated that having middle names improves people’s chances of getting a better job in the future!

According to a study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology, people who have middle names are believed to have a high social position and to be intellectually superior. 

Take Away For Baby Name Dakota

Dakota is a beautiful name that has seen a recent surge in popularity. If you are looking for the perfect middle name to go with Dakota, consider one of the many names we’ve suggested.

We know you will find the perfect one! We also have lists of girl’s names with 1, 2 or 3 syllables. If you are looking for sibling names for your child named Dakota, we’ve got you covered there too!

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