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Maitreya

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Gender: Female Pronunciation: my-TREY-uh Meaning of Maitreya: "loving kindness" Origin of Maitreya: Sanskrit

The name Maitreya is a girl's name meaning "loving kindness". Maitreya and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Good or Kind.

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According to Buddhist eschatology, Maitreya is next great Buddha who will appear on Earth, following Gautama Buddha. Though this messianic figure is usually (if not exclusively) depicted as a male, the name sounds distinctly feminine to Western ears. It's quite a heavy mantle to lay on a child, though with far less subtle names, such as Messiah, Royalty and Savior, on the rise, that may be waning as a cause for concern.

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