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What great names!
I also like Eliana which means God Answered Me, Amare which means love, Balam which means jaguar, Shiralee which means A Song for Me.
I found my baby's name, Maya Quetzali, in a book called "Exotic Names" (dedicated to all the Indians of the Americas being exterminated, thier spirit and fate at one with the natural world & to those who gave me the inspiration for this book and all the amazing children being born into the world now, needing names to help them with the future."
Quetzali means "beatufil feathers of Quetzal." Quetzal is a magnificant sacred Central American bird known for its beatiful feathers and for the nightly display where they all return to the jungle and as they do so they make the sky a beatiful green. Quetzacoatl was the good god, god of light, goodness, and all beneficial things.
Maya means Illusion. The Material Universe. Magic. But we named her after the Mayan people. The civilatgion was a vast empire of hundreds of towns and numerous cities of stone and pyramid temples. They are known for their sophisticatd culture, their astronomy, their books, their monuments, pyramids and pyramid bases, and elaborate architecture adorned with carvings and hieroglyphics.