Searching for a unique name for your baby girl? Well, AptParenting has listed out some names of the Aztec origin.
According to an analysis of ancient Nahuatl names that was performed by Bob McCaa of the University of Minnesota, the top five Aztec names for girls are:
The Aztecs were native American people who were predominant in northern Mexico during the early 16th century. They are believed to have originated from Aztlan, somewhere in the north of modern Mexico. The Aztecs had their own language called ‘Nahuatl’, which was a form of pictorial writing. Nowadays, there is a popular trend among parents to give unique names to their kids. Aztec names qualify as being unique since Nahuatl is an agglutinative language, which means, very long words can be formed by adding many different kinds of affixes to a root. This characteristic makes Aztec names a popular choice of uncommon names, especially for baby girls.
|Eréndira||The one who smiles|
|Itzcali||House of beauty|
|Ixchel||Mayan goddess of the earth, moon, and medicine, meaning “rainbow lady.”|
|Metztli||Goddess of night|
|Miyaoaxochitl||Maize tassel flower|
|Mizquixaual||Mesquite face paint|
|Noxochicoztli||My necklace of flowers|
|Tiegan||Little princess in the big valley|
|Tonalnan||Mother of light|
|Tozi||Aztec goddess of healing and sweet water|
|Xitllali||Goddess of the moon|
|Xochicotzin||Little necklace of flowers|
|Xochiquetzal||Most beautiful flower|
|Xochiyotl||Heart of a gentle flower|
|Xocoyotl||The younger one/youngest child|
|Yaretzi||You will always be loved|
|Yolihuani||Source of life|
|Yoloxochitl||Flower of the heart|
Before you pick an Aztec name for your girl child, try to know the correct pronunciation and meaning of the same.