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WAAAY hard to pronounce, it should be pronounced (I think) EExshelle or something like that.
-- starry-maiden  2/19/2005
Ixchel is the ancient Mayan moon goddess. She is believed to have controlled rainfall and the tides. She was also considered a great healer. Ixchel works with childbirth and fertility
-- pele-worshiper  9/3/2005
This is pronounced ishchel. The 'x' is pronounced as 'sh' in Mayan.
-- doodlebug  10/15/2005
I know someone with this name. It's rather interesting.
-- Anonymous User  3/16/2006
I have a friend by that name, and it's pronounced ee-SHEL.
-- breezyfin  8/4/2007
The x is pronounced as a 'sh' sound.
-- Anonymous User  12/2/2007
This was used as a name of a planet in the the book "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeline L'engle.
-- Lady Seashell  3/29/2008
I like pronouncing it "IKS-chul". It sounds cool and different.
-- Paris44  10/5/2008
I've fallen in love with this name. I first heard it in the film "Apocalypto", when a village woman prays to the goddess Ixchel. The pronunciation sounds so beautiful and soft. I love the spelling as well. (It's very Mayan, and I like names with "x"s in them. It looks cool :) And I love mythological names. This name is very uncommon, but not unusable outside Mexico. It's far simpler than other mythological names, like Xochiquetzal. If you are thinking about naming your daughter Ixchel, go ahead. It's a lovely name with a beautiful history.
-- Ailis  7/8/2009
In the movie Apocalypto, it is pronounced EESH-chel.
-- telfalathiel  10/12/2009

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