Itzel Name Meaning & Origin

Itzel

Pronunciation: eet-SEHL (key)

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Ixchel

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Common female name in Mesoamerica of indigenous origin. Itzel is derived from Ix Chel, an important moon goddess. As such, “Moon Goddess” and “She of the Rainbow” appear to be the most frequent translations in common literature. This is, however, inaccurate. Upon closer inspection, it becomes apparent that “ Star”, or “Estrella” en Español, is much more accurate of an translation. Itzel is borrowed from Nahualá K'iche', an independent dialect of the Quiché Maya language spoken in Northern Guatemala. Nomenclatural variants of Itzel, such as Itzehl (Huastecan, Poqom) and Itsehl (Yucatecan, Quichean) appear in Southern Mexico. They differ in meaning. Itzehl translates to “Moon Goddess”. Itsehl translates to “She of the Rainbow”.

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Cheye (Che-aye), Cheye-pi-cheye, Itzi, Icsel.

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A variant of Ixchel.

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