Itzli is a boy’s name of Aztec origin, meaning “obsidian” in the Nahuatl language. In the Aztec empire, this form of volcanic glass was used to create axes and knives with razor-sharp edges. It was also used by Aztec priests to make polished mirrors, with which they made prophecies and conjured visions. It was associated with Tezcatlipoca, god of obsidian and sorcery, whose name means “Smoking Mirror” in the Nahuatl language. With its deep black or green-black color, obsidian is as beautiful and mysterious as it is useful, making this an appealing name choice for baby.
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