Type Country & Settlement
Pronounced Pron. /ˈmɛk.sɪ.koʊ/(English) /mɛk.si.ko/(French)  [key·simplify]

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 and Swedish Mexico is the name of the capital city, while the country is called Mexique in French and Mexiko in Swedish.

Related Names

VariantsMexique(French) Mexiko(Swedish)
Other Languages & CulturesMeksiko(Afrikaans) Mehxico(Aztec) Meksiko(Bengali) Meksiko(Bulgarian) Meksiko(Croatian) Mexiko(Czech) Mehhiko, México(Estonian) Meksiko, México(Finnish) Mexiko(German) Mexiko(Greek) Meksiko(Hindi) Meksiko(Indonesian) Messico(Italian) Meksiko(Macedonian) Meksiko(Nepali) Meksyk(Polish) México(Portuguese) Meksiko(Serbian) Mexiko(Slovak) Mehika, México(Slovene) México(Spanish)
Same SpellingMéxico


Entry updated May 29, 2020