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Sujātā or Sujāthā is a Sanskrit word meaning "from a good family origin". Su means 'good' and jātā means 'birth' or 'origin'. Thus the meaning of the word Sujata is 'of good origin' or 'well born'.

It is a common name for an Indian female, and may refer to:

List of people with the given name Sujata[edit]


  • Sujata and seven types of wives, the unruly daughter-in-law of Anathapindika, a lay-disciple of the Buddha, who later became a slave-wife to her husband
  • Sujata Bhikkhuni, one of the Buddha's arahant nuns
  • Sujata, a maiden who, in Gautama Buddha's life, offered the Buddha a bowl of milk rice before he gave up the path of asceticism following six years of extreme austerities
  • Sujata is a name of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi

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