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Siddhārtha (P. Siddhattha; T. don grub དོན་གྲུབ་; C. xidaduo 悉達多) was the personal name of Gautama Buddha, also known as Shakyamuni Buddha. He was given the name "Siddhārtha," meaning "one who achieves his goal," by his father King Śuddhodana at his birth.[1]

After Siddhārtha attained Buddhahood and began teaching the dharma, he became known as Gautama Buddha, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Tathagata ("one who has thus gone").[1]