Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

From Classic Maya itzam, an element found in the names of some Maya gods (possibly from itz "enchanted, nectar" and mam "grandfather"), combined with nah "great" [1]. Itzamna was the Maya creator god.


Sources & References

  1. Boot, Erik. Classic Maya Vocabulary of Hieroglyphic Readings, available from
Entry added April 5, 2022