Dictionary of Pāli Proper Names • G.P. Malalasekera
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1. Datta.– A chieftain of Dhanapiṭṭhi, placed on the throne of Sri Lanka by Potthakuṭṭha. He reigned for only two years (674‑76). Among his works of piety was a vihāra at Dhanapiṭṭhi. Cv.xlvi.41 ﬀ.
2. Datta.– A gate-keeper, father of King Subha. Mhv.xxxv.51.
3. Datta.– See Bhūridatta, Mantidatta, and Gaṅgātīriya. Datta is given as an example of a very common name. (e.g., DA.i.289; AA.i.410, etc.)