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Mayura

Mayura comes from Sanskrit mayūra (मयूर) meaning “peacock”, an Indian male name. In Hindu mythology, the peacock is a sacred bird believed to have been created from the feathers of the Garuda, also a legendary bird in HIndu myth. Mayura is also a Japanese female name with a variety of meanings depending on the kanji used:

  • “cocoon + good; pleasing; skilled” (繭良);
  • “true; reality; Buddhist sect + wherefore; a reason + good; pleasing; skilled” (真由良);
  • “true; reality; Buddhist sect + bow (archery; violin)+good; pleasing; skilled” (真弓良);
  • “true; reality; Buddhist sect + echo; sound” (真響);
  • “true; reality; Buddhist sect + tie; bind + good; pleasing; skilled” (真結良);
  • “true; reality; Buddhist sect + evening + gauze; thin silk; Rome” (真夕羅);
  • “dance; flit; circle; wheel + tie; bind + good; pleasing; skilled” (舞結良);
  • “true; reality; Buddhist sect + friend + good; pleasing; skilled” (真友良);
  • “hemp; flax + friend + gauze; thin silk; Rome” (麻友羅);
  • “hemp; flax + wherefore; a reason + come; due; next” (麻由来);
  • “cocoon” ();
  • “ten thousand + friend + gauze; thin silk; Rome” (万友羅)

Written in hiragana it’s まゆら.

Origin: Sanskrit, Japanese

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Male forms:

  • Mayur (Indian, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati)

 

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