Bird name, Nahuatl
"large beautiful tail feather"

Quetzal Origin and Meaning

The name Quetzal is a girl's name meaning "large beautiful tail feather".

A quetzal is a beautiful, brightly-colored bird found in Mexico and Central America. It is the national bird of Guatemala, as well as the name of their currency.

Quetzal is given as a baby name to a small but significant number of girls each year. It's one of the most intriguing girl names that start with Q.