Baby Name: 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.