Origin:Spanish
Popularity:167
Meaning:dream or illusion
Maya, a name of greatness across a variety of cultures, is both primal and majestic. The ancient Mayan people of Central America built pyramids and developed advanced systems of mathematics and writing. Swap the Y for an I, and you have a titaness in Greek mythology and the mother of Hermes. And who could forget celebrated poet and author Maya Angelou?

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  • Maya Angelou
    Author, Poet

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