Mayan Boy Names

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!

Mayan Background

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.