Maya (given name)

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Maya is an alternate name of Hindu goddess Durga.
Queen Māyā of Sakya was the mother of Buddha.
Hermes and his mother Maia on an Attic red-figure amphora, c. 500 BC (Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich)

Maya is a feminine name with multiple meanings:

Maya has been a popular name for girls in recent years. It is currently among the top hundred names used for baby girls in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Norway, and Israel as well as in other countries.[6] Alternate spellings proliferate, with the name sometimes spelled Maia, Maja, Maiya, Miya, Mya, or Myah. The similar name Mia is also sometimes used as a spelling variant of Maya.

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  1. ^ Entry "Maya" at Behind the Name.
  2. ^ Rosenkrantz, Linda and Satran, Pamela Redmond (2007). The Baby Name Bible. St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-0-312-35220-2.
  3. ^ Entry "Maya" at Dicionario de nomes proprios.
  4. ^ Entry in the Maori dictionary online.
  5. ^ Most popular Maori baby names for 2012
  6. ^ Entry "Maya" at Behind the Name.