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More than 300 million people around the world are Buddhist. The Buddha, 35-year-old Siddhartha Gotama, created Buddhism when he himself became enlightened. The Buddha spent the rest of his life teaching the principles of Buddhism, called The Dhamma (Truth).

BabyHold has gathered 20 Buddha baby names: 10 for boys, 10 for girls. Which name is right for your good karma baby?

The 5 Precepts establish the code for living a moral life:

  • 1) do not take the life of anything living
  • 2) do not take anything not freely given
  • 3) abstain from sensual overindulgence
  • 4) refrain from untrue speech
  • 5) avoid losing mindfulness

10 Buddhist names for boys

  • Anzan Quiet Mountain
  • Bankei Ten Thousand Blessings
  • Chimon Wisdom Gate
  • Danan Giving
  • Enmei Bright Circle
  • Genko Original Light
  • Hiten Buddhist angel
  • Issan One Mountain
  • Jiho Philanthropist
  • Kokan Ancient Reflection

No wars have been fought in the name of Buddhism. Buddhists do not preach or try to convert. Real Buddhism is very tolerant of other beliefs and echoes the moral teachings of other religions.

10 Buddhist names for girls

  • Diki Healthy and Wealthy
  • Dohna Female Deity
  • Karma Star
  • Lhamu Goddess
  • Nima Sun
  • Pema Lotus
  • Rinzen Holder of Intelligence
  • Sonan Fortunate One
  • Tashi Prosperity
  • Yangchen Sacred One

Buddhists strive to lead a moral life, to be mindful and aware of thoughts and actions and to develop wisdom and understanding. Buddha statues remind us to strive to develop peace and love within ourselves.

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