Finding Aztec baby names can be a challenge because much of what is known about the culture was translated from Aztec codices, which featured pictographs and phonetic symbols. Choosing an Aztec name for your baby girl or baby boy will give them a unique baby name that is deeply meaningful and rare.
Cultural Aztec Names That Are Gender Neutral
While there aren't many Aztec names that were historically gender neutral, some Aztec cultural names can be used as modern unisex baby names. The names of Aztec cities, discoveries, and inventions can all become cool names for any baby.
|Atlatl||Dart throwing device||at-lát-till|
|Mexica||People who founded Aztec empire||mee-shee-ka|
|Meztli||Goddess of the moon||mesz-tlee|
|Nahuatl||Language spoken by Aztecs||nah-watt|
|Octli||Group of gods of an alcoholic beer||ohk-lee|
|Ometeotl||Androgynous primordial god||Oh-meh-teh-OHTL|
|Tenochca||Alternate name of Aztecs||teh-nohch-kah|
|Tlatoani||Ruler; "one who speaks"||tlah-toh-ah-nee|
|Toltec||Origin of all culture||tohl-tehk|
Beautiful Aztec Names for Girls
Aztec girl names are either really long or really short, there is no middle ground. Short names work great as cute Aztec names for girls while you'll probably need to help people pronounce long Aztec girl names. Take inspiration from female Aztec names and shorten them or change the spelling to create your own beautiful Aztec-inspired for your little girl.
Female Aztec Ruler Names
It is rare to find woman rulers listed in Aztec history such as an Aztec princess or Queen who actually ruled a city. There are a few female Aztec rulers in history whose names could symbolize both rarity and power. You can also look at the names of the wives and daughters of Aztec rulers for name inspiration.
|Atotoztli||Moctezuma's daughter; "Queen of Tenochtitlan"||aht-oh-toh-slee|
|Azcaxochtzin||Ruled Tepetlaoztoc; unknown meaning||ahs-cahsh-oh-cht-seen|
|Ilancueitl||Wife of first ruler, "old woman skirt"||eel-ahn-koo-i-l|
|Ome||Ruled Tepechpan; "two" or "dual"||oh-may|
Aztec Goddess Names for Girls
Although there weren't many female Aztec rulers, there were plenty of Aztec goddesses mingling with gods. Give your little goddess a powerful and meaningful name when you choose a moniker inspired by an Aztec goddess.
|Atlatonan||Goddess of earth||ah-lah-toh-nahn|
|Chalchiuhtlicue||Goddess of water||chash-cheew-CHEE-kweh|
|Chantico||Goddess of hearth fire||chahn-tee-coh|
|Coatlicue||Mother of gods||Coh-ah-TLEE-cooeh|
|Mayahuel||Goddess of fertility||my-ah-well|
|Toci||"Grandmother;" earth goddess||toh-see|
|Tonantzin||"Honored mother," earth goddess||toh-naht-sihn|
|Tzitzamitl||Grandmother goddess in the sky||tss-eetss-ah-meel|
|Xochiquetzal||Goddess of love||sho-chee-KEHT-sash|
Meaningful Aztec Names for Boys
Aztec names for boys are unique because they often feature the letter "z." Shorter monikers work great as cute Aztec boy names while longer ones are perfectly unique Aztec baby names.
Male Aztec Ruler Names
|Acamapichtli||Handful of reeds||ah-cah-mah-peesh-lee|
|Chimalpopoca||Smokes like a shield||cheem-ahl-poh-pohkah|
|Cuauhtémoc||Descends like an eagle||kwo-tehm-ohk|
|Moctezuma||He who frowns like a lord||mohk-tay-soomah|
|Tizoc||He has bled people||tee-sohk|
Aztec God Names for Boys
The list of male Aztec gods is long giving you plenty of inspiration for meaningful and powerful baby boy names.
|Camaxtli||God of hunting||cah-mahsh-lee|
|Centéotl||God of maize||sen-tay-ohl|
|Ehecatl||God of wind||ay-hay-kut|
|Huitzilopochtli||God of sun and war||Wee-tsee-loh-POCH-tlee|
|Itzli||2nd Lord of the Night||eet-shlee|
|Ixtlilton||God of health||eesh-leel-tohn|
|Mixcoatl||God of hunting||meesh-koh-all|
|Opochtli||God who protects near water||oh-pohch-lee|
|Quetzalcoatl||Creator of the world||Keht-sahl-COH-atl|
|Tezcatlipoca||God of the night sky||tesh-tehl-tih-poh-kah|
|Tlaloc||God of rain||CHA-lok|
|Tonatiuh||Fierce war god||toh-nah-tee-oo|
|Xochipilli||God of love||shoh-chee-pee-lee|
|Xolotl||God of fire||shoh-loht|
Honor the Aztecs With Baby Names
Whether your heritage includes Aztec ancestry or you simply love Native American baby names, choosing an Aztec name for your child can be seen as a symbol of honor when done with good intentions. Learn all about Aztec culture to see what names might be the best fit for your family.