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TypeCountry & Settlement
PronouncedPron.MEK-si-ko English
MEK-SEE-KO French
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Meaning & History

From Spanish México, itself derived from Nahuatl Mehxico. There are many theories regarding the ultimate origin, including Nahuatl metztli meaning "moon" combined with xictli meaning "navel". This is the name of a country in North America, as well as its capital city (the country is named after the city). In French Mexico is the name of the capital city, while the country is called Mexique.
VariantMexique French
Other Languages & CulturesMehxico Aztec Mexiko German Messico Italian Meksyk Polish México Portuguese México Spanish
Same SpellingMéxico
Entry added August 16, 2017   Contribute