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Siddhārtha (P. Siddhattha; T. don grub དོན་གྲུབ་; C. xidaduo 悉達多) was the personal name of Gautama 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]