Aztec and Toltec Mythology Submitted Names

These names occur in the mythologies and legends of the Toltecs, Aztecs and other related peoples.
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ACUECUCYOTICIHUATI f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
The Aztec goddess of the ocean, running water, and rivers, closely associated with Chalchiuhtlicue of whom she is another appearance. She is invoked by Aztec women in labor.
ATLAHUA m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
The name of an Aztec god, allegedly a water god, fisherman and archer. There were said to be at least four temples dedicated to him, and supposedly the Aztecs prayed to him when there were deaths in water, such as during Hernán Cortés's conquest of Tenochtitlan (the Ancient Aztec capital on a lake, now Mexico City).
AZTLAN m & f Aztec and Toltec Mythology, Nahuatl (?), American (Hispanic, Rare), Mexican (Rare)
Aztlan is the mythical homeland of the Aztec peoples. In their language (Nahuatl), the roots of Aztlan are the two words: aztatl tlan(tli) meaning "heron" and "place of". The homeland was said to have many heron birds and may have been translated to 'place of white-ness' or even 'brightness' (as used by some Chicanos) because of the large population of the white feathered birds living there... [more]
CHICOMECŌĀTL f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Derived from Nahuatl chicome meaning "seven" and coatl "snake". This was the name of an Aztec goddess of food, drink, harvest, maize and famine.
CHICŌMEXŌCHITL f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Derived from Nahuatl chicome meaning "seven" and xochitl "flower". This was an epithet of the Aztec mother goddess Tonantzin.
CHĪMALMĀ f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "shield hand" in Nahuatl, derived in part from chīmalli "shield". In Aztec legend this was the name of the mother of the Toltec god Quetzalcoatl.
CIHUACŌĀTL f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Derived from Nahuatl cihuātl meaning "woman, lady" and coatl "snake". This was the name of an Aztec fertility goddess.
COATLICUE f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "skirt of snakes" in Nahuatl. She is the Aztec goddess who gave birth to the moon, stars, and Huitzilopochtli, the god of the sun and war. The goddesses Tocih “our grandmother”, and Cihuacoatl “snake woman”, the patron of women who die in childbirth, were also seen as aspects of Coatlicue.
COYOLXĀUHQUI f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "painted with bells" in Nahuatl. This was the name of an Aztec goddess, the daughter of Cōātlīcue.
HUEHUETEOTL m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Aztec god that recieved particularly brutal human sacrifices.
ĪTZPĀPĀLŌTL f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Derived from Nahuatl itztli meaning "obsidian, obsidian knife" and pāpālōtl "butterfly". This name has been translated as "clawed butterfly", perhaps in effect equal to "bat". In Aztec mythology, Ītzpāpālōtl was a skeletal warrior goddess of infant mortality and women who die in childbirth.
MICTĒCACIHUĀTL f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Derived from Mictlan, the Aztec afterlife, and Nahuatl cihuātl meaning "woman, lady". This was the name of an Aztec goddess of the dead and the underworld.
POPOCATEPETL m Folklore, New World Mythology, Aztec and Toltec Mythology
According to the legend, at the beginning of history, when the Aztecs arrived in the Valley of Anahuac, before the mountains had reached their permanent form, a beautiful princess named Mixtli was born, in the city of Tenochtitlan... [more]
TEMAZCALTECI f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Derived from Nahuatl temāzcalli meaning "steam bath" and tecitl "grandmother". This was the name of an Aztec goddess of steam baths.
TENOCH m New World Mythology, Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Of the Nahuatl language (also known as Aztec or Mexica). Combination or compund word meaning Tetl, or "rock/stone" and Nochtli, or "prickly pear cactus." Tenoch was an Aztec warrior/ruler who, according to legend, was given a vision in which he saw an eagle atop a cactus plant with a snake in its mouth... [more]
TOCI f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "our grandmother". The name of an Aztec goddess of cleansing and healing, venerated by healers and midwives. She was also a goddess of war.
TŌNACĀCIHUĀTL f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Derived from Nahuatl tōnac meaning "abundance" and cihuātl "woman, lady". This was the name of an Aztec goddess of fertility.
TONANTZIN f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "our dear mother" in Nahuatl. It is the title of the Aztec mother goddess.
TONATIUH m Nahuatl, Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "sun" in Nahuatl. This is the name of the Aztec sun god.
TZITZIMITL f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Etymology unknown. In Aztec mythology, this was the name of a number of demonic deities linked to stars, eclipses and fertility.
XILONEN f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
The Aztec maize-goddess, called "the hairy-one" referring to the hair-like tassels of the corn.
XIPE m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Means "flayed one". A god of spring.
XIUHTECUHTLI m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Xiuhtecuhtli, "old god", is the senior-deity of the Aztec pantheon.
XOCOTL m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Xocotl is the Aztec god of fire and of the stars.
XOLOTL m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
In Aztec and Toltec mythology, Xolotl is the god of lightning who guides the dead to the Mictlan. The Aztec regard him as the twin brother of Quetzalcoatl. As lord of the evening star and personification of Venus, he pushes the sun at sunset towards the ocean and guards her during the night on her dangerous journey through the underworld... [more]
YACATECUHTLI m Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Aztec god of travelling merchants.
YOHUALTICETL f Aztec and Toltec Mythology
Derived from Nahuatl yohualli meaning "night". This was the name of an Aztec goddess who governed the moon and guarded children.