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When Cortez arrived in Mexico, Montezuma called him Quetzalcoatl, the name of their sun god. It is pronounced GWAHT-sell-GWAHT-tay.
-- LibbyBeth  3/22/2007
Pronounced /ke-tzal-co-Atel/ or /ket-sal-kwattle/.
-- Anonymous User  4/9/2007
Good luck to my fellow anglophones with managing to say this name without actually getting a tongue cramp!
-- leananshae  12/17/2007
I like this name. I think I'll name one of my boys this name. I don't care about the god Quetzalcoatl, because I just like the name for how it is spelled. It's so unique! If you make fun of this name you just don't know what cool is.
-- ilovespencerc  2/23/2008
I've always heard it as ket-sul-koh-AH-tul in English.
-- earthnut  4/10/2008
I've always heard it as "Kw-ets-el-kw-ah-tel." Very fun to say, not so much fun to have.
-- MoonAgeDaydreamer  1/14/2009
I've actually known one girl with this name. She went by the nickname Kiki.
-- persephone1313  2/28/2009
I like this name and all. But I can't imagine knowing an actual person with this name and having to go, "Hey, Quetzalcoatl!" every time I saw him. I'd probably shorten it to just Quetzal. Even if it does sound like pretzel.
-- Alaric  4/4/2009
Just because a name is on here doesn't mean it's actually used on people, remember! I can't imagine this mouthful on a person!
-- Anonymous User  2/28/2013
Name of the Day: February 28, 2013.
-- dwayne1996  2/28/2013
Sounds like a great name for a newly discovered species of dinosaur.
-- platypuskid2  11/30/2016

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