The name is derived from the Greek “Îris (Ἶρις) Írídos (ίρίδος) “rainbow” and is borne in Greek mythology by the goddess of the rainbow and messenger of the Olympian gods. It later became associated with the body part, the flower, and a colour, all of which were named for the Greek goddess.
In recent years, the name has experienced a surge in popularity in several countries. Its rankings in other countries are as follows:
The name is derived from the Mayan name, Ix Chel, which was the name of an important goddess of the moon, midwifery and the earth in Mayan culture. Its modern Spanish transliteration is Itzel or Itxel and it is currently a very popular female name in Mexico. Its meaning is uncertain but it has been suggested to be related to the Yucatan word chel (rainbow).
Currently, Itzel is the 411th most popular female name in the United States, (2010). Two other forms are Itxel and Ixchel.
Don’t despair, I know you may think, what is she thinking posting a male name, actually Dima is just a diminutive form of Dmitry in Russian, but Dima is a legit feminine Arabic name meaning “downpour,” referring to a rain storm. The emphasis is on the latter half of the syllable while the Russian male Dima is emphasized on the first half. It is sometimes transliterated as Dimah.