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Traits associated with the name Dakota:

Dogs named Dakota tend to be loving, affectionate, good-natured, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, and beauty.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Dakota?

Naming your dog Dakota suggests that you have an affinity for the outdoors and nature. It could also suggest that you have a strong connection to the American West, as Dakota is a name commonly associated with the region.

Is Dakota a good dog name?

Dakota has more syllables than most dog names, but you can easily give your pup a nickname to shorten things. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Dakota is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Dakota is found in these categories:


  • Dakota ranks #81 with users of PupNames.com.
  • Dakota ranks #147 in the New York City Dog Name Database.
  • Dakota ranks #88 in the Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'.

Dakota is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Dakota outranks the great majority of names.

Most popular breeds named Dakota:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Siberian Husky
  4. Golden Retriever
  5. Australian Shepherd

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Dog names like Dakota:

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Great One
A short fast race; to move quickly.
From The Passage Of The Danes
Inspired by Rocky Balboa.
Shade From Sun
Dakota dog name meaning

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