162 Aztec Names With Meanings | Peanut (2023)

Aztec baby names are strong and beautiful, with powerful meanings, so if you’re looking to honor your Mesoamerican heritage, why not consider one of our top Nahuatl names?

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In this list, you’ll find lots of Aztec girl names, Aztec names for boys, and some gender-neutral Nahuatl names, too.

Quick Aztec history lesson:
Nahuatl was one of the primary languages of the Aztecs, mainly spoken in central and western Mexico, and it’s still spoken by about 1.5 million people in Central Mexico today!

Aztec people were mainly based in Tenochtitlan, now known as Mexico City, so if you have relatives nearby, or you’re from Mexico, you could have some Aztec ancestors!

We think of Aztec as an ancient civilization, but they actually lived between the 14th and 16th centuries ‒ the Mayan civilization, on which Aztec was based, is the older of the two societies.

A lot of Aztec names are based on Aztec gods, Mesoamerican culture, and all things natural ‒ think flowers, weather, animals…

From Ácatl to Zyanya, you’ll find all the best Aztec baby names here, complete with meanings and proper Aztec pronunciations!

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So if you’re not sure on the Xochitl pronunciation or how to pronounce Tenochtitlan names, we’ve got you covered.

Quick tip: Aztec names ending in ‘tl’ are usually pronounced as a soft ‘t’ ‒ like ‘tuh’.

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What is the rarest baby name?

Outside of Mexico, Aztec names are rare, but if you’re looking for truly unique Aztec baby names, how about:

  1. Sanse: (san-say) This gender-neutral name means “unique” in Nahuatl ‒ we haven’t found any uses of this Aztec name before, so you might be the first!

If you want something even rarer, why not try translating something into this Aztec Translator?

What are Aztec princess names?

Okay, so technically, there weren’t any actual Aztec princesses, but there were ‘women of noble standing’ who were treated as princesses.

If you’re after beautiful Aztec princess names, what about:

  1. Atotoztli or Huitzilxochtzin: (pronounced ah-toe-tosch-tlee or weet-seel-sho-ch-tzin) Atotoztli II was the daughter of the Aztec emperor Moctezuma I and ‘Queen’ Chichimecacihuatzin I. Not only did this powerful princess descend from Aztec royalty, but some historians also say that she ruled the Triple Alliance of three Nahuatl cities ‒ but her reign was omitted from historical records because she was a woman. Perfect for the little girl who will rule the world!
  2. Azcaxochtzin: (pronounced ahs-cahsh-oh-cht-seen) Another of the few female Aztec rulers, Azcaxochtzin was the ‘Queen’ of Tepetlaoztoc, in what’s now Central Mexico. As women weren’t allowed to fight in Aztec culture, queens would focus on internal matters ‒ running the state. Azca makes a sweet nickname.
  3. Ilancuéitl: (pronounced ih-lan-kwe-eet) The first ‘Queen’ of Tenochtitlan, there’s not much known about Ilancuéitl, apart from that her name means “old woman skirt” in Nahuatl ‒ a more traditional Aztec name.
  4. Bonus ‒ Siuapilli: (pronounced see-oo-ah-pilli) For something a little different, this pretty Aztec girl’s name means “princess” in Nahuatl.

What is an Aztec girl name?

There are lots of Aztec girl names to choose from, whether you’re after something strong or delicate, long or short.

In this list of Aztec girl’s names, you’ll find a few Aztec goddesses, nature-inspired names, and traditional Nahuatl names, along with a few cute nicknames for your little peanut!

  1. Acuecucyoticihuati: (pronounced ah-kweh-koo-kyoh-tiki-hwah-tee) If your baby girl is born by the beach, or from a family of sea-lovers, this is the perfect Aztec name for you. Acuecucyoticihuati is the Aztec goddess of the ocean and sea-life.
  2. Ahuic: (pronounced ah-hwee-ik) Another water name for a baby girl, Ahuic is the Aztec goddess of rivers and streams.
  3. Anacaona: (pronounced ana-kah-oh-nah) A lovely Aztec name for a blonde baby girl, Anacaona means “golden flower”. Ana is a lovely nickname.
  4. Atlacamani: (pronounced atlah-kah-mah-nee) Another Aztec goddess name, Atlacamani is the goddess of storms ‒ for the baby girl who arrives with a scream like thunder!
  5. Atlacoya: (pronounced atlah-koy-ah) This lyrical name is after the Aztec goddess of droughts.
  6. Atlatonan or Atlatonin: (pronounced Atlah-toe-nuhn) Perfect if you’re looking for a nature name for your baby, Atlatonan is the Aztec goddess of the earth.
  7. Atzi: (pronounced aht-see) For the baby born on the rainiest day, Atzi is an Aztec name meaning “rain”.
  8. Apozanolotl: (pronounced ah-poz-ahn-uh-lot) The Aztec goddess of purity, for your sweet little peanut.
  9. Ayauhteotl: (pronounced aya-tay-oht) Another Aztec goddess name, Ayauhteotl is the goddess of mist and haze ‒ perfect if your baby girl has grey-blue eyes. Aya is a sweet nickname.
  10. Chalchihuitlcue or Chalchiuhtlicue: (pronounced chal-chee-weet-lee-kway) Another Aztec goddess, Chalchihuitlcue reigned over water on the earth. Chalchihuitlcue also means “she who wears a jade skirt”.
  11. Chalmecacihuilt: (pronounced chal-meh-kah-see-weelt) One of the darker Aztec names on this list, Chalmecacihuilt is the goddess of the underworld. Want more dark baby names? Check out our gothic baby names guide.
  12. Chantico: (pronounced chan-tee-koh) Perfect for the baby born with a flash of red hair, Chantico is the Aztec goddess of fire. Chantico also means “she who lives in the house”.
  13. Chicomecoatl: (pronounced chee-meh-koh-aht) An Aztec goddess of corn and sustenance, Chicomecoatl also means “seven snakes” in Nahuatl.
  14. Chiconahui: (pronounced chee-koh-nah-wee) For the baby who makes your house a home, Chiconahui is the goddess of the hearth in Aztec culture.
  15. Chimalma: (pronounced chee-mal-mah) One of the strongest Aztec baby girl names. For the protector of the family, Chimalma means “shield-bearer”. Can be shortened to Alma.
  16. Chipahua: (pronounced chee-pah-wah) A Nahuatl name meaning “clean” or “purity”.
  17. Cihuatlatoque: (pronounced see-waht-lat-ohk-way) A cool Aztec name meaning “woman ruler”. For the little girl who you know will rise to the top.
  18. Cihuaton: (pronounced see-wah-ton) For fans of Louisa May Alcott’s novel, Cihuaton means “little woman” in Nahuatl.
  19. Citlalicue: (pronounced seet-lah-lee-kway) For the baby girl with a twinkle in her eye, this Aztec name means “dressed in stars”.
  20. Coatlicue: (pronounced coh-aht-lee-kway) The most revered goddess in Aztec mythology, Coatlicue is the mother of all gods ‒ one of the most beautiful Mesoamerican names.
  21. Cualtzin, Cualnēzqui, or Quetzaltic: (pronounced kwahlt-seen, kwal-nez-kee, or kwet-zahl-tik). Classic girl’s Aztec names, all Nahuatl words for “beautiful”. 💖
  22. Erendira: (pronounced eh-rehn-dee-rah) One of the prettiest Aztec girl’s names meaning “smiling princess”.
  23. Huixtocihuatl: (pronounced wee-sch-toe-see-waht) For the baby you’ve been waiting a while for, after the Aztec goddess of fertility.
  24. Itzpapalotl: (pronounced ee-tsch-papah-loht) Another gothic baby name, Itzpapalotl means “obsidian butterfly” in Nahuatl ‒ their word for bats.
  25. Ixcuiname: (pronounced eeksh-kwee-nah-may) Great for a baby born to a large family, Ixcuiname means “four sisters” or “four faces” in Nahuatl.
  26. Jatziri: (pronounced yaht-see-ree) A short-but-sweet Aztec name, meaning “dewdrop”.
  27. Macuilxóchitl: (pronounced mah-kwill-scho-cheet) A beautiful floral baby name for your little peanut, Macuilxóchitl means “five flowers”. 🌺
  28. Mayahuel: (pronounced mah-yah-well) The goddess of fertility and childbearing, for when you’ve had a long TTC journey. This is one of the Aztec people’s different ways to spell Maya, which can be a lovely nickname for Mayahuel.
  29. Metztli: (pronounced met-z-tlee) Another gothic Aztec baby name is Metztli, meaning the goddess of the night. For the baby with dark hair.
  30. Miyaoaxochitl: (pronounced mee-yao-ascho-cheet) Another natural Aztec baby name, and one of the more traditional girl’s Aztec names, Miyaoaxochitl means “maize tassel flower” ‒ a plant that was important to the Tenochtitlan people.
  31. Nahuatl: (pronounced nah-waht) Why not give your little peanut a name that’s the most important in Aztec culture? Nahuatl is the language spoken by the Aztec people, and also the goddess of water and rivers.
  32. Nenetl: (pronounced neh-neht) One of the most adorable Aztec baby girl names. For your precious baby girl, Nenetl means “doll” in Nahuatl.
  33. Omecihuatl: (pronounced oh-may-see-waht) For your perfect little wonder, Omecihuatl is the Aztec goddess of duality and all creation.
  34. Quetzalxochitl: (pronounced kayte-zal-scho-cheet) A classic Aztec name for girls meaning “precious flower” or “queen”. Can be shortened to Queztal.
  35. Sugey: (pronounced soo-hey) For the ray of sun in your life, Sugey means “sunlight” in Nahuatl.
  36. Tayanna: (pronounced tie-ahn-nah) A melodic Aztec name meaning “gift from God”. Can be shortened to Taya or Anna.
  37. Teicuih: (pronounced tie-key) One of the most popular Nahuatl girl names. For a new baby girl with an older sibling, this is the perfect name. Teicuih means “younger sister” in Nahuatl.
  38. Ticualtzin: (pronounced tik-wahlt-seen) Meaning “you are beautiful” in Nahuatl. Other versions of this name are Ticualnēzqui or Tiquetzaltic.
  39. Tlazohtzin: (pronounced tlah-zoh-tzin) An Aztec baby girl name with two beautiful meanings ‒ “little necklace of flowers” and “one who is loved”.
  40. Toci or Tozi: (pronounced toh-see) Why not name your baby girl after her grandmother? Toci means “grandma” in Nahuatl, and also represents one of the Aztec earth goddesses.
  41. Tonalnan: (pronounced tohn-al-nahn) A shining Aztec baby name meaning “mother of light” ‒ one of our favorite Mesoamerican names.
  42. Tonantzin: (pronounced tohn-ant-seen) Another of the Aztec earth goddesses, this name literally translates to “honored mother”.
  43. Tzitzamitl: (pronounced tss-eets-ah-meet) The grandmother goddess of Aztec lore, a lovely way to commemorate your baby’s grandma.
  44. Xilonen: (pronounced schee-lo-nehn) Xilonen is the Aztec goddess of corn and maize, but her name means “hairy one” in Nahuatl ‒ for a baby born with a full head of hair!
  45. Xiloxoch: (pronounced schee-lo-scho-ch) Another of the floral Nahuatl girl names, Xiloxoch means “calliandra flower”.
  46. Xiomara: (pronounced see-oh-mara or zee-oh-mara) There are a few meanings of Xiomara in Aztec culture ‒ “guest”, “I love you”, and “battle”.
  47. Xitllali or Xitlali: (pronounced see-tlah-lee) For the baby born at night, one of our favorite Aztec names is Xitlali, meaning “Aztec goddess of the moon”.
  48. Xochicotzin: (pronounced scho-chee-koht-seen) A floral Aztec baby girl name meaning “little necklace of flowers”.
  49. Xóchitl: (pronounced zo-cheet) One of the sweetest Aztec names for girls, the Xóchitl name meaning is “flower” in Nahuatl. Xochi is a sweet nickname, too!
  50. Xochiquetzal: (pronounced zo-chee-kayt-zul) Similar to Xóchitl, Xochiquetzal means “beautiful flower” in Nahuatl, and is also the name of the Aztec goddess of love.
  51. Xochiyotl: (pronounced zo-chee-yoht) Another Aztec flower name, Xochiyotl means “heart of a gentle flower”. Chiyo is a cute nickname.
  52. Xoco: (pronounced zo-koh) Perfect for a baby with an older sibling is the Aztec baby name Xoco, meaning “younger sister”.
  53. Xocotzin: (pronounced zo-koht-seen) For the youngest baby in a big family, Xocotzin means “youngest daughter” in Nahuatl.
  54. Yoloxochitl: (pronounced yo-loh-zo-cheet) One of the more musical-sounding Aztec names for girls, Yoloxochitl means “flower of the heart”.
  55. Zeltzin: (pronounced selt-seen) For the tiniest newborn baby, Zeltzin means “delicate”.
  56. Zaniyah: (pronounced san-ee-yah) A popular Aztec girl’s name is Zaniyah, meaning “forever” and “always”. Can also be spelled Zyanya and Zaniya, or shortened to Zan.

What are some Aztec boy names?

You’ll find fewer religious Aztec names in these Nahuatl boy names ‒ Aztec boy names tend to be after cultural objects or nature.

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Here’s our ultimate guide to Aztec baby boy names, with meanings and pronunciations:

  1. Acalan: (pronounced ah-kah-lan) A strong Aztec boy’s name referring to a Tenochtitlan narrow rowing boat. For the baby born by a river.
  2. Ácatl: (pronounced ah-kaht) Another name for a riverside baby, Ácatl means “giant reed” in Nahuatl.
  3. Ahuatzi: (pronounced ah-wayt-see) One of the many natural Aztec names for boys, Ahuatzi means “small oak tree”.
  4. Atlatl: (pronounced at-laht) One of our favorite Aztec warrior names, Atlatl means “spear-thrower”.
  5. Camaxtli: (pronounced kah-maz-tlee or kah-masch-tlee) This name has a strange meaning when translated ‒ “without deer sandal”, but it’s also the name of the Aztec god of the hunt. Can be shortened to Cam or Maz/Max.
  6. Chicahua: (pronounced chee-ka-wah) The ultimate strong Aztec boy’s name, Chicahua literally means “strong”.
  7. Chimalli or Chimalley: (pronounced chee-mah-lee) A powerful Aztec boy’s name meaning “shield”.
  8. Cipactonal: (pronounced see-pak-tohn-al) If you’re looking for a celestial Aztec name, you’ve found it! Cipactonal is the Aztec god of astrology and calendars, and the Nahuatl word also means “production of the day”.
  9. Cipactli: (pronounced see-pak-tlee) While the word Cipactli might look similar to Cipactonal, it’s got a totally different meaning in Nahuatl. Cipactli is a tough-sounding Aztec boy’s name meaning “crocodile”.
  10. Coyotl: (pronounced koh-yoht) Another boy’s name after a fierce animal, Coyotl means “coyote” ‒ one of the most traditional Mesoamerican names.
  11. Cozcatl: (pronounced kosch-kaht) For the oh-so-precious baby boy, Cozcatl means “jewel”.
  12. Cuetzpalli or Cuetzpallea: (pronounced kwehtz-pah-lee) Translated from Nahuatl to “lizard”, you can also shorten this cool Aztec name to Pal or Pally.
  13. Guatemoc: (pronounced gwah-teh-mok) For the baby boy who you know will have their eyes on the prize, Guatemoc means “falling eagle” or “diving eagle”. Alternative spellings include Cuathemoc, Cuauhtemotzin, or Guatimozin.
  14. Huitzilin: (pronounced weet-slee-leen) One of the most adorable Aztec names for boys, Huitzilin means “hummingbird”.
  15. Ilhicamina: (pronounced eel-hee-kah-mee-nah) Perfect for the baby with his sights set high, Ilhicamina means “he who hunts the sky” or “he who shoots arrows at the sky”.
  16. Itzcali: (pronounced eets-kah-lee) A lovely Aztec baby boy’s name meaning “house of beauty”.
  17. Itzcoatl: (pronounced eets-koh-aht) If you’re baby’s born with dark hair, this is the perfect Aztec name, meaning “obsidian serpent”. Itzcoatl was also the name of one of the most prolific Aztec rulers, so it’s certainly a name with a rich, powerful history!
  18. Itzli: (pronounced eets-lee) Another dark Aztec name, Itzli means “obsidian”, a type of naturally black glass.
  19. Itztli: (pronounced eets-tlee) Similar to Itzli, Itztli means “obsidian knife” ‒ for the baby boy you know will have a sharp wit!
  20. Mahuizoh: (pronounced mah-wee-soh) For the baby who shines in your life, Mahuizoh means “glorious person”.
  21. Matlalihuitl: (pronounced maht-lah-lee-weet) Feathers were precious items in Aztec culture, so naming your baby after “green-blue feathers” would be a sign of ultimate respect to Aztec culture.
  22. Mictlantecuhtli: (pronounced mihct-lan-tay-kuht-lee) Meaning “lord of Mictlan”, Mictlantecuhtli was also the name of the god of the dead ‒ perfect if you’re looking for an Aztec gothic-type baby name.
  23. Milintica: (pronounced mih-leen-tee-kah) A fiery baby name, Milintica means “he waves fire” in Nahuatl. Perfect for the red-haired baby boy.
  24. Necalli: (pronounced neh-kahl-ee) One of the more popular Aztec warrior names, Necalli means “battle”.
  25. Netzahualcoyotl: (pronounced neht-sah-wahl-koh-yoht) A long Aztec boy’s name, but popular during the 14th century in Mexico, Netzahualcoyotl means “hungry coyote”.
  26. Nochehuatl: (pronounced noh-chay-waht) For the baby boy who will always be there, Nochehuatl means “constant”.
  27. Ocelotl: (oh-seh-lot) A word we’ve adopted in English, Ocelotl is actually the Nahuatl word for “warrior” or “jaguar”, and was a popular Aztec baby name.
  28. Ocotlan: (pronounced ok-oht-lan) If you’re looking for a nature-inspired Aztec baby name, look no further ‒ Ocotlan means “pine”. A great name if your family home is near lots of pine trees.
  29. Ometecuhtli: (pronounced oh-may-teh-kuht-lee) A beautiful Aztec boy’s name, Ometecuhtli was the Aztec god of duality and life. The male version of Omecíhuatl.
  30. Tecuani: (pronounced teh-kwah-nee) For the baby boy who arrives in the world with a roar, Tecuani is a Nahuatl word for “jaguar” or “tiger”.
  31. Tezcacoatl: (pronounced tehs-kah-koh-aht) Another name based in Aztec mythology, Tezcacoatl is the “serpent king” ‒ a beast of awesome power.
  32. Tezcatlipoca: (pronounced tehs-kaht-lee-poka) Another space Aztec name is Tezcatlipoca, meaning the Aztec god of the Great Bear constellation and the night sky.
  33. Tlacelel: (pronounced tlah-keh-lel) For your little hero, Tlacelel means “greatest hero” in Nahuatl.
  34. Tlaloc: (pronounced tlah-lok) Another Aztec god, the god of rain ‒ Tlaloc also means “he who makes things sprout”. Perfect for a green-fingered family.
  35. Tlanextic: (pronounced tlah-nesch-tik) For the baby boy born early in the morning, Tlanextic means “light of dawn”.
  36. Tlanextli: (pronounced tlah-nesch-tlee) For your little ray of light, Tlanextli is an Aztec name meaning “radiance” or “splendour”.
  37. Tlasotepilli: (pronounced tlah-soh-teh-pillee) A sweet Aztec boy’s name meaning “prince”.
  38. Tlilpotonqui: (pronounced tlihl-poh-tohn-kee) One of the rarer Aztec names for boys, ideal for a baby boy with jet-black hair, Tlilpotonqui means “feathered in black”.
  39. Tonatiuh: (pronounced toh-nah-tee-uh) You are my sunshine, my only sunshine… Tonatiuh means “sunshine” in Nahuatl. ☀️
  40. Tonauac: (pronounced toh-nah-wak) Another sunny Aztec baby boy name, Tonaunac means “one who possesses light”.
  41. Tupoc or Tupac: (pronounced too-pok or too-pak) Another cool Aztec name from the Nahuatl word for “warrior”, made famous by rapper Tupac Shakur in the 80s and 90s.
  42. Ueman: (pronounced wee-man) Of course, having a baby is a special experience, so why not name your baby Ueman, meaning “venerable time” in Nahuatl.
  43. Xicohtencatl: (pronounced schee-koh-ten-kaht) An adorable Aztec boy name meaning “angry bumblebee”. Xico is a sweet nickname.
  44. Xihuitl: (pronounces schee-weet) For the baby boy who arrives into your life like a shooting star, Xihuitl means “comet”.
  45. Xipilli: (pronounced schee-pee-lee) Your baby boy is your little prince, so Xipilli is the perfect Aztec name, meaning “jewelled prince”.
  46. Xiuhtecuhtli: (pronounced schyoo-tek-uht-lee) Another baby name meaning “fire”, perfect for red-haired babies, or baby boys born under a fire sign.
  47. Xochipilli: (pronounced scho-chee-pee-lee) The Aztec god of love and flowers. For the baby boy who makes you smile.
  48. Yaotyl or Yaotel: (pronounced yow-til) This popular Aztec boy’s name means “rival”.
  49. Yolyamanitzin: (pronounced yol-ta-mahn-eet-seen) Could this baby boy be a future lawyer, perhaps? Yolyamanitzin means “he who is just and considerate” in Nahuatl. Can be shortened to Yolya or Manit.
  50. Zipactonal: (pronounced see-pak-tohn-al) Not to be confused with Cipactonal, Zipactonal means “harmonic light”.
  51. Zolin: (pronounced soh-leen) Another Aztec boy’s name after an animal, Zolin means “quail”.

What Aztec names are gender-neutral?

There’s also a lot of Aztec baby names that can work for boys, girls, and they-bies.

Here’s our list of the best Aztec gender-neutral names:

  1. Amoxtli or Amoztli: (pronounced ah-mosch-tlee) If you’re an avid reader, how about the Aztec name Amoxtli, meaning “book”.
  2. Atl: (pronounced aht) Another water name for your baby, Atl means “water” in Nahuatl.
  3. Aztec: (pronounced ahz-tek) What better Aztec name for your little peanut than Aztec?
  4. Citlalee: (pronounced see-tah-lee) A beautiful celestial, gender-neutral Aztec name, Citalee means “star”. ⭐
  5. Citlalic or Citallic: (pronounced see-tah-lik) Another space name, Citalic means “rising star” ‒ for the baby who you know will have their name in shining lights.
  6. Coaxoch: (pronounced coh-asch-och) While traditionally an Aztec girl’s name, Coaxoch can also be used for boys and they-bies, meaning “serpent flower”.
  7. Coyolxauhqui: (pronounced cot-ohl-schaw-key) A lyrical Aztec name meaning “golden bells”, perfect for a blonde baby who ‘sings’ their arrival. Coyo is a sweet nickname.
  8. Cozamalotl: (pronounced kohsch-mah-lot) A beautiful name for your rainbow baby, Cozamalotl means “rainbow” in Nahuatl.
  9. Cualli or Cuallea: (pronounced kwah-lee) A short Aztec unisex baby name, Cualli means “good” in Nahuatl.
  10. Cuicatl: (pronounced kwee-caht) A musical name for your baby, Cuicatl means “song”.
  11. Erandi: (pronounced eh-ran-dee) For the baby born as the sun rises, Erandi means “dawn”.
  12. Etapalli: (pronounced eh-tah-pah-lee) A sweet name for your baby, Etapalli means “wing” in Nahuatl.
  13. Eztli: (pronounced ehz-tlee) An Aztec name meaning “blood”, for the latest addition to your family.
  14. Ichtacka: (pronounced eech-tah-kah) For the surprise baby or the pregnancy you kept hidden, Ichtacka means “secret”.
  15. Icnoyotl or Ichnoyotl: (pronounced eek-no-yoht or eech-no-yoht) A lovely gender-neutral Aztec name meaning “friendship”.
  16. Ihuicatl: (pronounced ee-wee-kaht) For the baby who’s a gift from above, this Aztec name means “sky”.
  17. Ikniutli: (pronounced eek-nee-oot-lee) A baby named Ikniutli will truly be a friend to everyone. This Aztec word means “friend”.
  18. Itotia: (pronounced eet-oh-tee-ah) For your little twinkle-toes, Itotia means “dance” in Nahuatl.
  19. Ixtli: (pronounced eek-tlee) Another popular Aztec name in the 14th and 15th centuries, Ixtli means “face”.
  20. Kauitl: (pronounced kah-weet) If your baby’s kept you waiting, how about naming them Kauitl, meaning “time” in Nahuatl.
  21. Mazatl: (pronounced mas-aht) A common name in 1300s Mexico, Mazatl means “deer”.
  22. Meztli: (pronounced mez-tlee) Another space name for your baby, Meztli is the Aztec word for “moon”. Perfect if your baby arrives in the middle of the night.
  23. Mixcóatl: (pronounced misch-coh-aht) One of the Aztec gods who reigned over hunting and food, Mixcóatl also means “sky serpent”.
  24. Mizquixaual: (pronounced mis-key-schaw-wal) While traditionally an Aztec girl’s name, Mizquixaual can also be used for baby boys. Mizquixaual was actually Aztec face paint made of mesquite, used in religious ceremonies.
  25. Montezuma or Moctezuma: (pronounced mont-eh-zoo-mah or mok-teh-zoo-mah) One of the more famous Aztec emperors, Montezuma’s name means “lord who frowns angrily” ‒ perfect if your little peanut arrives with a scowl. Monty or Zuma are lovely nicknames.
  26. Necahual: (pronounced neh-cah-wahl) For the baby who perhaps hasn’t had the easiest journey, Necahual is an Aztec word meaning “survivor”.
  27. Nochtli: (pronounced nocht-lee) A cute Aztec name, Nochtli means “prickly pear fruit” ‒ so sweet!
  28. Ohtli: (pronounced oht-lee) Give your baby a decisive name so they know the way to go ‒ Ohtli means “road” or “path” in Nahuatl.
  29. Patli, Patlee, or Patlea: (pronounced pat-lee) Perfect for an IVF baby, or if you’ve had a lengthy TTC journey, Patli means “medicine” or “healing”.
  30. Quetzalli: (pronounced kwet-sah-lee) An important name in Aztec culture, Quetzalli means “beautiful feather”. Can be shortened to Zalli or Salli.
  31. Tenoch: (pronounced teh-noch) A super-sweet name for your little peanut, meaning “fruit”.
  32. Tepeloyotl: (pronounced teh-peh-loy-oht) For the baby to an outdoorsy family, Tepeloyotl means “heart of the mountains”.
  33. Tlachinolli: (pronounced tlah-chee-noh-lee) Ideal for babies born in Aries, Leo, or Sagittarius ‒ the fire signs ‒ this Aztec name means “fire”.
  34. Tlalli: (pronounced tah-lee) Or, if your baby’s born under Taurus, Virgo, or Capricorn Sun (the earth signs), Tlalli makes the perfect Aztec baby name, meaning “earth”.
  35. Tlayouak: (pronounced tlah-you-ak) For the baby born with dark brown eyes or a mess of dark hair, this is an Aztec name meaning “dark”.
  36. Teiuc: (pronounced tay-uk) This Aztec name means “second born”, for the baby with an older sibling.
  37. Teoxihuitl: (pronounced tay-oh-schi-weet) An Aztec name with a few different meanings ‒ “divine” “precious”, and “turquoise”. Perfect if you’re looking for names meaning turquoise.
  38. Tochtli or Tototl: (pronounced toch-tlee or tot-oht) For the baby who loves to kick! Tochtli means “rabbit” in Nahuatl.
  39. Tolteca or Toltecatl: (pronounced tohl-teh-kaht or tohl-teh-kah) Perfect for the baby born into a creative family is the Aztec name Tolteca, meaning “artist”.
  40. Tonaltzintli: (pronounced tohn-alt-seen-tlee) For the ray of light in your life, Tonaltzintli is the Aztec word for “Sun”.
  41. Xiuhcoatl: (pronounced schee-uh-koh-aht) If your baby arrived out of the blue, how about the Aztec name Xiuhcoatl, meaning “comet”.
  42. Xiuhtonal: (pronounced schee-uh-tohn-al) A beautiful Aztec gender-neutral name meaning “precious light”.
  43. Xipil: (pronounced schee-pil) Another name for a red-haired baby, Xipil means “of fire” or “noble one”.
  44. Xocoyotl: (pronounced scho-koh-yot) A gender-neutral version of Xocotzin, Xocoyotl means “youngest child”. Can be shortened to Xoco.
  45. Xolotl: (pronounced scho-lot) Twins? No problem ‒ Xolotl means “previous twin” in Nahuatl.
  46. Yolihuani or Yolihuali: (pronounced yol-ee-wah-nee or yol-ee-wah-lee) A magical Aztec name meaning “source of life”.
  47. Yaotl: (pronounced yaow-t) For the baby who might have had to fight to be here, Yaotl is a Nahuatl word for “warrior”, “fighter” or “soldier”.
  48. Yaretzi: (pronounced yah-reht-see) Let your baby know you’ll always be there, with this Aztec name Yaretzi, meaning “always loved”.
  49. Yolokuikatl: (pronounced you-loh-kwee-kaht) A lyrical Aztec name meaning “heart song”.
  50. Yolotli or Yollotl: (pronounced you-loht-lee or you-loht) A perfect Aztec name for your little peanut, Yolotli means “heart” in Nahuatl.

So, there you have it ‒ 162 powerful and inspiring Aztec baby names for your little peanut.

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What were common Aztec names? ›

Aztec Baby Names
  • Atl.
  • Aztec.
  • Camaxtli.
  • Citlalli.
  • Coaxoch.
  • Coyote.
  • Coyotl.
  • Cozcatl.

What is the Aztec princess name? ›

61. Montezuma: (Aztec origin) This Aztec name meaning 'Lord frowns in anger' is derived from the name of the last ruler of the Aztec Empire. He was called Moctezuma II and his daughter, remembered as the Aztec Princess, was called Isabel Moctezuma (born Tecuichpoch Ixcaxochitzin).

How did Aztec people name their children? ›

'Each child had a calendar name taken from the date of his/her birth and also a personal name, which belonged to him/her alone. The famous ruler of Texcoco, for instance, was usually called Nezahualcoyotl ('Hungry Coyote'), but he occasionally appears under the calendar name Ce-Mazatl (One-Deer).

Who was the most powerful Aztec? ›

Who was the most powerful Aztec god? Huitzilopochtli, without doubt, was the most feared and powerful god. As the god of war, the sun, and sacrifice, he was the god to be reckoned with.

How do you say love in Aztec? ›

Yollotl. Love is a universal language, but it's always fun, and romantic, to learn some words that describe it in other languages. Yollotl is the Nahuatl word for “heart.”

Who was the Aztec war god? ›

Huitzilopochtli, also spelled Uitzilopochtli, also called Xiuhpilli (“Turquoise Prince”) and Totec (“Our Lord”), Aztec sun and war god, one of the two principal deities of Aztec religion, often represented in art as either a hummingbird or an eagle.

Who were the most feared Aztec warriors? ›

Beyond the warrior societies listed above, some of the most prestigious warriors in Aztec culture were the Eagle warriors and the Jaguar warriors. Both the Eagle and Jaguar warriors were referred to as 'cuāuhocēlōtl' and were the two most elite types of warriors in the Aztec military.

What is my Aztec calendar name? ›

The Aztecs used a sacred calendar known as the tonalpohualli or “counting of the days.” This went back to great antiquity in Mesoamerica, perhaps to the Olmec civilization of the 1st millennium BCE. It formed a 260-day cycle, in all probability originally based on astronomical observations.

Was there an Aztec princess? ›

Doña Isabel died in 1550 or 1551. Her estate was large, consisting not only of the encomienda, but also personal possessions she had acquired during her marriages with the Spaniards. Previous to those marriages, she had been an Aztec princess who owned nothing except her distinguished name.

How do you say forever in Aztec? ›

Zaniyah: (pronounced san-ee-yah) A popular Aztec girl's name is Zaniyah, meaning “forever” and “always”.

How do you say friend in Aztec? ›

(i)cnīuh(tli). friend; almost always possessed.

Who is the Aztec goddess of love? ›

In Aztec mythology, the dove represents Xochiquetzal, the goddess of love, and is believed to be the mother of all humanity. Xochiquetzal was the Goddess of Art, Dance, Love and Music.

Who is the Aztec goddess of death? ›

Mictecacihuatl, goddess of death.

What names went extinct? ›

The at-risk names for girls were Annette, Beryl, Brenda, Carolyn, Cheryl, Dawn, Debbie, Debra, Denise, Diane, Donna, Doris, Edna, Freda, Geraldine, Gladys, Gwendoline, Hilda, Janet, Janice, Jean, Jordan, Kirsty, Lindsey, Lorraine, Lynda, Lynn, Marian, Marion, Marjorie, Marlene, Maud, Mildred, Norma, Pamela, Pauline, ...

What are the 5 main Aztec gods? ›

For the Aztecs, deities of particular importance are the rain god Tlaloc; Huitzilopochtli, patron of the Mexica tribe; Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent and god of wind and learning; and Tezcatlipoca, the shrewd, elusive god of destiny and fortune. Tezcatlipoca was also connected to war and sorcery.

Who is the Mexican god of death? ›

Mictlantecuhtli, Aztec god of the dead, usually portrayed with a skull face. With his wife, Mictecacíhuatl, he ruled Mictlan, the underworld.

What is the 13th heaven? ›

In Aztec mythology, the Thirteen Heavens were formed out of Cipactli's head when the gods made creation out of its body, whereas Tlaltícpac, the earth, was made from its center and the nine levels of the underworld (Mictlan) from its tail.

How do you say Queen in Aztec? ›

A siwātlahtoāni (Nahuatl pronunciation: [siwaːt͡ɬaʔtoˈaːniˀ] ( listen)) is a female ruler, or queen regnant.

How do you say heart in Aztec? ›

Yollotl is the Nahuatl word for “heart.”

How do you say Sun in Aztec? ›

Welcome to our Nahuatl vocabulary page!
Nahuatl Word Set.
English (Français)Nahuatl words
Man (Homme)Tlacatl
Woman (Femme)Cihuatl
Sun (Soleil)Tonaltzintli
Moon (Lune)Metztli
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Who was the Aztec god of fire? ›

Xiuhtecuhtli, (Nahuatl: “Turquoise [Year] Lord”) also called Huehueteotl or Old God, Aztec god of fire, thought to be the creator of all life.

Who killed Quetzalcóatl? ›

One Aztec story claims that Quetzalcoatl was seduced by Tezcatlipoca into becoming drunk and sleeping with a celibate priestess, and then burned himself to death out of remorse.

Is Quetzalcóatl a female? ›

Quetzalcoatl (/ˌkɛtsəlkoʊˈætəl/, /ˌkwɛtsəlkoʊˈɑːtəlˌ -ˈkwɑːtəl/; Spanish: Quetzalcóatl pronounced [ketsalˈkoatl] ( listen); Classical Nahuatl: Quetzalcōātl [ket͡saɬˈkoːaːt͡ɬ] ( modern Nahuatl pronunciation (help.
PlanetVenus (Morning-star)
SymbolFeathered Serpent
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What was the average height of an Aztec? ›

A: We don't have information from Aztec Ruins, but based on nearby excavations it appears most women were about 4' 8”, and most men were 5' 2.” Interestingly however, the height of people found at great houses similar to Aztec Ruins was about 2" taller on average, suggesting they had better access to nutritious high- ...

What is the Aztec symbol for strength? ›

Jaguar – a symbol of skill, strength, and military prowess

In their culture, the Jaguar became the symbol of the Aztecs' most elite warriors – the Jaguar Warriors.

What is the Aztec symbol for warrior? ›

Tezcatlipoca, or the god of warriors, is usually represented as a jaguar or a warrior with a quiver full of arrows on his back. He is considered to be the most powerful of the Aztec gods and is also the god of night. Tattoos of Tezcatlipoca represent strength and prowess.

What year is 2022 in Aztec calendar? ›

What Year Is It Now? If you're curious, as of the writing of this text, we are in the year 9 calli (2021), near the end of the current Xiuhmolpilli/century. 2022 would be 10 tochtli, 2023 – 11 acati, 2024 – 12 tecpati, 2025 – 13 calli.

Are Aztecs and Mayans the same? ›

Who were the Aztecs and the Maya? Well, in fact these names are fake. The Aztecs did not call themselves Aztecs, and the Maya did not call themselves Maya. It gets complicated, but the people we now call 'Maya' actually called themselves by the name of their home town or city.

How accurate is Aztec calendar? ›

It turns out that the Aztec calculation of an average 365.2420 days per year is actually closer to the real value of 365.2422 days than the old Julian value of 365.2500 days or even our current Gregorian value of 365.2425 days. The Sun Stone was hand-carved in the 52-year period from 1427 to 1479.

What is an Aztec boy name? ›

59 Aztec Baby Boy Names With Meanings
MatlalihuitlGreenish-blue featherBoy
MictlantecuhtliLord of MictlanBoy
MontezumaThe archer Lord in an angry state. The last ruler of AztecBoy
NahuatlGoddess of Water and riversUnisex
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What is the most Mexican name? ›

Most Popular First Names In Mexico
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How do Aztec names work? ›

Aztec names drew their inspiration from religion and nature. Thus it was common to name the Aztec children after some god or goddess in addition to being named after some precious or useful object of nature. Some Aztec names could be given to both males and females but most of them were separated based on gender.

Who is xolotl? ›

In Aztec mythology, the dog god Xolotl is the Sunset god. He accompanies and guards the Sun into the land of Death every night. The world was said to have been destroyed four times before our present age.

Who was the Aztec war god? ›

Huitzilopochtli, also spelled Uitzilopochtli, also called Xiuhpilli (“Turquoise Prince”) and Totec (“Our Lord”), Aztec sun and war god, one of the two principal deities of Aztec religion, often represented in art as either a hummingbird or an eagle.

Was there an Aztec princess? ›

Doña Isabel died in 1550 or 1551. Her estate was large, consisting not only of the encomienda, but also personal possessions she had acquired during her marriages with the Spaniards. Previous to those marriages, she had been an Aztec princess who owned nothing except her distinguished name.

Who were the most feared Aztec warriors? ›

Beyond the warrior societies listed above, some of the most prestigious warriors in Aztec culture were the Eagle warriors and the Jaguar warriors. Both the Eagle and Jaguar warriors were referred to as 'cuāuhocēlōtl' and were the two most elite types of warriors in the Aztec military.

What is a cool Spanish name? ›

Baby boy names popular in Spain and Latin America include Hugo, Pablo, Alvaro, Mario, Manuel, and Javier. Unique Spanish baby names attracting attention in Spain and Latin America include Alba, Carmen, Laia, and Triana for girls, along with Dario, Thiago, Gonzalo, and Izan for boys.

What Mexican name means warrior? ›

Carlos. Carlos is the Spanish form of Charles, which means “man or warrior.”

Is Angel a Mexican name? ›

Although Angel is a gender-neutral name, it is extremely popular in Spanish-speaking countries like Spain, Puerto Rico, and Chile. The Catalan word Àngel for the name Angel is also popular in Catalonia.

What is my Aztec calendar name? ›

The Aztecs used a sacred calendar known as the tonalpohualli or “counting of the days.” This went back to great antiquity in Mesoamerica, perhaps to the Olmec civilization of the 1st millennium BCE. It formed a 260-day cycle, in all probability originally based on astronomical observations.

How do you say forever in Aztec? ›

Zaniyah: (pronounced san-ee-yah) A popular Aztec girl's name is Zaniyah, meaning “forever” and “always”.

How do you say Sun in Aztec? ›

Welcome to our Nahuatl vocabulary page!
Nahuatl Word Set.
English (Français)Nahuatl words
Man (Homme)Tlacatl
Woman (Femme)Cihuatl
Sun (Soleil)Tonaltzintli
Moon (Lune)Metztli
6 more rows

Who was the Aztec god of fire? ›

Xiuhtecuhtli, (Nahuatl: “Turquoise [Year] Lord”) also called Huehueteotl or Old God, Aztec god of fire, thought to be the creator of all life.

Is axolotl a god? ›

MEXICO CITY — Aztec legend has it that the first axolotl, the feathery-gilled salamander that once swarmed through the ancient lakes of this city, was a god who changed form to elude sacrifice.

Who is Itzpapalotl? ›

Itzpapalotl is the patron of the day and associated with the stars Cozcuauhtli and Trecena 1 House in the Aztec calendar. The Trecena 1 House is one of the five western trecena dates dedicated to the cihuateteo, or women who had died in childbirth.


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