are used by the Nahua peoples of Mexico and Central America.
Submitted names are contributed by users of this website. The accuracy of these name definitions cannot be guaranteed.
Aquetzalli f Nahuatl
Derived from Nahuatl quetzalli
, meaning "quetzal feather", from the Nahuatl root quetza
"to stand up". The word quetzalli
also denotes something precious. The quetzal held great cultural and religious significance to the Aztecs, and other indigenous peoples of Central America... [more
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
Centli m & f Nahuatl
In the Aztec culture, Centeotl (also known as Centeocihuatl or Cinteotl) is the maize deity. Therefore, comes some derivatives of the name like: Cintli or Centli which means "dried maize still on the cob" or simply "corn"; and Teōtl means "deity"... [more
Cipactli m & f Nahuatl, Aztec
Nahuatl unisex name referring to the first daysign in the tonalpohualli, or Aztec day-count. It is possible that pre-Colombian civilisations may have chosen to name their children after the daysign under which they were born... [more
Coaxoch f Nahuatl
Means "snake/serpent flower" in Nahuatl, from Nahuatl coatl
, "snake" and xochitl
Isel f Nahuatl
Means "alone, unique, only" in Nahuatl. From the Nahuatl isel
Itzcoatl m Nahuatl
Means "obsidian snake" in Classical Nahuatl. The name of the fourth ruler of Tenochtitlan.
Itztli m Nahuatl
Means "obsidian" and "obsidian knife" in Nahuatl.
Malinalxochitl f Nahuatl
Means "grass flower" in Nahuatl, from Nahuatl malinal
, "grass" and xochitl
, "flower". In Aztec mythology, Malinalxochitl is a beautiful sorceress and sister of Huitzilopochtli.
Malintzin f Nahuatl
This is a variant of Malinali which means "Goddess of Grass." Malintzin is the honorific version with the suffix 'tzin' being the equivalent of 'Ma'am' or 'Lady.'
Mayalen f Nahuatl, Mexican
Mayalen alteration of the name Mayahuel (Nahuatl pronunciation: maˈjawel
) is the female divinity associated with the maguey plant among cultures of central Mexico in the Postclassic era of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican chronology, and in particular of the Aztec cultures... [more
Mazatl m Nahuatl, Mexican (Rare)
From Nahuatl mazatl
meaning "deer". This was the name of a cacique or leader of the Nahuas of Papayeca, active during the Spanish conquest of what is now Honduras.
Moctezuma m Nahuatl
It is a compounds of a noun meaning "lord" and a verb meaning "to frown in anger", and so is interpreted as "he is one who frowns like a lord" or "he who is angry in a noble manner".
Nahuitochtli f Nahuatl
"Four Rabbit" (the day of the name owner's birth in the Mexica social calendar)
Orizoba m & f Nahuatl
Possibly from the Nahuatl word meaning "valley of happy waters". Another theory suggests it is a distant derivation of Tarshish, meaning "trading post".... [more
Quetzalxochitl f Nahuatl
Means "feather flower" or "precious flower" in Nahuatl, from Nahuatl quetzalli
"feather" or "precious" and xochitl
Tochtli m & f Nahuatl
Means "rabbit" in Nahuatl, related to the Nahuatl verb totoca
"run fast". The Tochtli (Rabbit) is one of the day signs in the Aztec calender.
Xiuhxochitl f Nahuatl
Means "turquoise flower" in Nahuatl, from Nahuatl xiuhuitl
, "turquoise" and xochitl
Yoloxochitl f Nahuatl
Derived from Nahuatl yolotl
meaning "heart" and xochitl