Ixchel is the name of the Mayan goddess of the earth, the moon, and medicine in Maya mythology, as well as midwifery. Though the origin of the name is uncertain it has often been linked to Yucatec Mayan cheel meaning “rainbow” or “lady rainbow”

Origin: Proto-Mayan

Meaning: “rainbow” or “rainbow lady”

Usage: Mayan

Pronunciation: eesh-chell (Forvo)


  • Ix Chel (Yucatec Mayan)
  • Itzel (Spanish, Mayan)