Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Means "hot, sunny" in Classic Maya [1], derived from k'in "sun". K'inich Ajaw (ajaw meaning "king, lord") was the Maya god of the sun. K'inich was commonly used as an element in the names of Maya royalty.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesKinich(Mayan)
Same SpellingKinich


Sources & References

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