Represented by 6 million Maya people currently living in Guatemala, Southern Mexico, Yucatan Peninsula, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras, the Maya is a Mesoamerican civilization whose history goes as far back as 1800 BC. Maya people are famous for their advanced architecture – stepped pyramids and temples, success in mathematics, astronomy and developing the Mayan calendar, but mainly for their elaborate hieroglyphic writing system – a combination of phonetic symbols and logograms. They created their own mythology, believed in cyclical nature of time and human sacrifice. Proto-Mayan language family comprises about 30 individual languages that are now spoken by approximately 6 million primary speakers in Mesoamerica and northern Central America. Parents all over the world choose Mayan baby names for their Native American ancestry, profound etymology, and linguistic uniqueness.
Maya civilization is known as one of the most advanced in the pre-Columbian Americas. From the constructors of Chicen Itza and developers of Mayan calendar comes the naming tradition influenced by art, astronomy and Mayan mythology!