What does DAKOTA mean?

Definitions for DAKOTA
dəˈkoʊ tədako·ta

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Dakotanoun

    a member of the Siouan people of the northern Mississippi valley; commonly called the Sioux

  2. Dakotanoun

    the area of the states of North Dakota and South Dakota

  3. Dakotanoun

    the Siouan language spoken by the Dakota


  1. Dakotanoun

    A member of the Dakota people.

  2. Dakotanoun

    the Santee branch of the Sioux people; the language of these people

  3. Dakotanoun

    either of the two states North Dakota or South Dakota

  4. Dakotanoun

    The Santee branch of the Sioux people.

  5. Dakotanoun

    The language of these people.

  6. Dakotanoun

    Either of the two states North Dakota or South Dakota.

  7. Dakotanoun

    A unisex given name transferred from the place name.

    'Montana?' I said. 'You can't call a kid Montana'―these friends of mine were going to call their new baby girl Montana and I tried to talk them out of it, because I'm sick of Australians naming their kids after American placenames, I'm sick of all these Montanas and Delawares and Indianas and Dallases. You'd never hear it the other way around; you're not going to hear about an American kid called Warrnambool or Kooweerup― and they said,'Okay okay, we won't call her Montana.' So they called her Dakota.



    The Design Analysis Kit for Optimization and Terascale Applications is a software toolkit developed by engineers at Sandia National Laboratories to provide a flexible, extensible interface between analysis codes and iterative systems analysis methods. DAKOTA contains optimization algorithms using gradient and nongradient-based methods, parameter estimation with nonlinear least squares methods, uncertainty quantification with sampling, reliability, and stochastic finite element methods, and sensitivity/variance analysis with design of experiments and parameter study capabilities.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. dakota

    A Territory in the north central part of the United States. It was organized under a territorial form of government March 2, 1861, but very extensive alterations have since been made in its boundaries. The Territory has been greatly disturbed by marauding bands of Sioux Indians, or Dakotas, who were in 1862 and 1863 especially daring and aggressive, and though they have frequently been defeated by U. S. troops, notably under Gens. Sully and Sibley in 1863, they are still very troublesome, necessitating the frequent intervention of troops for the protection of the settlers.

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Dakota

    From the Dacoits, a tribe of Indians found there.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Dakota is ranked #64891 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Dakota surname appeared 306 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Dakota.

    61.7% or 189 total occurrences were White.
    21.9% or 67 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    8.5% or 26 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    4.9% or 15 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DAKOTA in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DAKOTA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of DAKOTA in a Sentence

  1. Dakota Johnson:

    There was maybe some of the Zuckerberg coming through in that moment. Dakota Johnson was probably overwhelmed by...

  2. Keith Sims:

    Instead of driving somewhere like South Dakota, we’re driving around Georgia.

  3. Richard Bove:

    I think that oil prices will stay low for an extended period and banks will take substantial loan losses as a result of it, if oil prices stay down it makes sense to short banks that are operating in Texas, Colorado, North Dakota, etc.

  4. Heidi Heitkamp:

    Any time a president comes to North Dakota, it’s a great opportunity to lay the groundwork for a better future for our businesses and our families.

  5. Dickinson Police:

    Some of the North Dakota niceness has left our community.

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