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Maya

Associated with the birth mother of Gautama Buddha as well as an alternate name of the Hindu goddess Durga from Indian mythology. Also used in reference to the Indian tribe located in southern Mexico and northern Central America. Best-known for African-American author and poet Maya Angelou, born Marguerite Johnson, who assumed her professional name as a dancer during the 1940s. It's increase in popularity might be due to the trendy "a" on the end.

Popularity
Girls: Ranked #72 in 2013
Origin
Greek
Sanskrit
Gender
Female
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Mystical & Mythological
Religious or Spiritual
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Maya Rudolph (actress)
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Top 100 Girl Names of 2003