Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Itzel

Itzel is a name with Mayan roots, from Ixchel meaning ‘rainbow lady’. The Mayans are an indigenous people from the Central American region (present day Honduras, El Salvador and especially Guatemala). Their civilization was established centuries before Christ and they had highly developed cultural features such as the arts, architecture, mathematics and astronomy well before the arrival of the Spanish conquistadores in the 16th century. The Mayans also had spiritual beliefs created around their own mythologies. Ixchel is one such prominent mythological figure; the goddess of earth, moon, rain, medicine and making children. The name Ix Chel was given to this ancient goddess in 16th-century when a cult grew up around her, from the Yucatán language said to mean ‘rainbow lady’. Women would pilgrimage to the sanctuary of Ix Chel on the island of Cozumel to ensure a fruitful, fertile marriage. Currently, we cannot find the female given name Itzel – likely a development of Ixchel – on any other country’s naming charts except for the United States.

All About the Baby Name – Itzel

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME ITZEL

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME ITZEL

Itzel first appeared on the female naming charts in 1993. Interestingly, this was the same year Nayeli appeared (which is a Zapotec name, another indigenous Central American name). We’re guessing that the early 1990s was a time for renewed interest in the more exotic (yet meaningful) names of peoples’ ancient cultures. Itzel has done remarkably well on the charts, achieving semi-moderate usage on a relative basis. The name is interesting, historic and off-beat – with a charming and lovely meaning (‘rainbow lady’). It’s a good choice for people who like to be different in their naming choices. The only thing: there’s something about Itzel that just looks incomplete (like it’s trying to be half of the word pretzel). It also has a certain harshness to its sound and appearance. Nonetheless, the name is so exotic and unusually striking; any perceived negatives are outweighed by its uniqueness. And if you like the idea of the ‘rainbow’ meaning, check out the female name Iris as well (she’s the Greek goddess of the rainbow).

Quick Facts

ON ITZEL

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

434

PRONUNCIATION:

IT-zil

SIMPLE MEANING:

Rainbow lady

Characteristics

OF ITZEL

Multi-talented

Intuitive

Oneness

Idealistic

Philanthropy

Independent

Perfection

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Itzel

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME ITZEL

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Itzel

Popular Songs

ON ITZEL

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Famous People

NAMED ITZEL

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Children of Famous People

NAMED ITZEL

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME ITZEL

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