Metta World Peace Wiki & Meaning?

Metta World Peace is Ron Artest's new name after he filed a petition in Los Angeles Superior Court requesting to legally change it.
What is the meaning of the word Metta World Peace? I was searching a wiki page in Wikipedia but I found nothing. How did he come up with such a strange name?
I think someday he just decided he didn't want to be Ron anymore and now wants to be called Metta World Peace.
A brief hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday morning made the change official. Does anyone know what the name means?

asked by Duck in Other - Sports | 4608 views | 09-17-2011 at 06:41 PM

Well, as long as he is happy with his name who cares.

Ron has contemplated the name change for years and always knew that he wanted his last name to be World Peace.
He said he liked "Metta" because it had meaning to it and it was inspired by Buddhism.
The Metta term means "a strong wish for the welfare and happiness of others."
World Peace is kind of ironic since he is best known for starting a fight when he jumped into the stands and attacked a Detroit Pistons fan.

answered by Bear | 09-17-2011 at 06:42 PM

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