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In Hindu culture, the name Maya is derived from the Sanskrit word "maya," which means "illusion" or "magic." In Hindu mythology, Maya is also the name of a goddess who is associated with creativity, wisdom, and knowledge. She is often depicted as a beautiful woman with four arms, holding a book, a rosary, a mirror, and a lotus flower. Maya is also the name of the mother of the Buddha in Buddhist tradition.[1]The pronunciation of the name is [ mah-yah, -yuh ]. [2] This name was ranked #55 on the US Popular Names in 2021. [3]

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the name Maya is a beautiful and unique name of Hebrew origin. It is derived from the Hebrew word “ma’yah” which means “water”. The name is also associated with the Greek goddess Maia, who was the goddess of spring and fertility.[4]

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  1. "Maya name Meaning and Origin". Retrieved 2023-03-24.
  2. "Definition of maya |". Retrieved 2023-03-24.
  3. OACT. "Popular Baby Names". Retrieved 2023-03-24.
  4. "Maya name Meaning and Origin". Retrieved 2023-03-08.