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Usage note[edit]

The native tribes of the America have been ravaged by the colonizing natives of Spain and Portugal, so a person with Aztec, Inca or Mayan ancestry may not have a first name from these civilizations. Likely they will use a Spanish first name. Similarly, the majority of people with Aztec ancestry will use a Spanish surname rather than a Nahuatl one. The Quechua and Mayans are more likely to keep indigenous surnames.

Some Brazilians who are not of Guarani descent will still have a Guarani first name.

Aztec/Nahuatl girls’ names[edit]

  1. Acatl
  2. Acaxochitl
  3. Achcauhtli
  4. Ahuilizitli
  5. Amoxtli
  6. Anacaona
  7. Atl
  8. Atototl
  9. Atotoztli
  10. Ayauhcihuatl
  11. Azcalxochizin
  12. Cacamacihuatzin
  13. Cacauaxochitl
  14. Calli
  15. Centehua
  16. Centeotl
  17. Centocihuatl
  18. Chalchiuhtlicue
  19. Chalchiuitl
  20. Chalchiutinenetzin
  21. Chantico
  22. Chicahua
  23. Chicomecoatl
  24. Chihuacoatl
  25. Chimalman
  26. Chipahua
  27. Cihuaton
  28. Cipactli
  29. Citlali
  30. Citlalli
  31. Citlalmina
  32. Coatl
  33. Coaxoch
  34. Coszcatl
  35. Cozamalotl
  36. Cualli
  37. Cuauhtli
  38. Cuetlaxochitl
  39. Cuetzpallin
  40. Cuicatl
  41. Cuitlaxaochitzin
  42. Ehecatl
  43. Eloxochitl
  44. Etalpalli
  45. Eztli
  46. Huitzilxochtzin
  47. Huixtocihuatl
  48. Ichpochton
  49. Ichtaca
  50. Icnoyotl
  51. Iczoxochitl
  52. Ihuicatl
  53. Ilancueitl
  54. Ilhuitl
  55. Itotia
  56. Ixcatzin
  57. Ixtli
  58. Izquixochitl
  59. Malinal
  60. Malinalli
  61. Malinalxochitl
  62. Malinche
  63. Malintzin
  64. Manauia
  65. Matlacihuatl
  66. Mazatl
  67. Mecatl
  68. Metztli
  69. Metztli
  70. Miahuaxiuitl
  71. Michtlantecahuatl
  72. Miquiztli
  73. Miyahuaxiuhtzin
  74. Miyaoaxochitl
  75. Nahuatl
  76. Necahual
  77. Nelli
  78. Nenetl
  79. Nochtli
  80. Nopalxochitl
  81. Ocelot
  82. Ohtli
  83. Ollacatl
  84. Ollin
  85. Omecihuatl
  86. Omixochitl
  87. Papantzin
  88. Patli
  89. Quauhxochitl
  90. Quetzalli
  91. Quetzalpetlatl
  92. Quetzalxochitl
  93. Quiahuitl
  94. Quiauhxochitl
  95. Tacapantzin
  96. Tecapan
  97. Tecolotl
  98. Tecuelhuatzin
  99. Tecuichpo
  100. Teicuih - younger sister
  101. Teiztlacahua
  102. Tenoch
  103. Teocali
  104. Teotalco
  105. Tepin - older sister
  106. Teuicui - younger sister
  107. Teyauh
  108. Teyacapan - firstborn
  109. Tiacapan
  110. Tiacapantzin
  111. Tlacahuepan
  112. Tlachinolli
  113. Tlaco - middle child
  114. Tlacoehua - second born
  115. Tlacoxochitl
  116. Tlalli
  117. Tlazolteotl
  118. Tlexictli
  119. Tlillocapantin
  120. Tochtli
  121. Toltecatl
  122. Tonacacihual
  123. Tonantzin
  124. Uacalxochitl
  125. Xihuitl
  126. Xilonen
  127. Xilotl
  128. Xiloxoch
  129. Xiloxochitl
  130. Xipil
  131. Xiuhcoatl
  132. Xochiquetzal
  133. Xochitl
  134. Xoco - last born
  135. Xoyocotl
  136. Xuchimatzatzin
  137. Yaotl
  138. Yayauhqui
  139. Yolihuani
  140. Yolotli
  141. Yoltzin
  142. Zeltzin
  143. Zitlali
  144. Zytlali

Aztec/Nahuatl boys’ names[edit]

  1. Acacitli
  2. Acamapichtli
  3. Acampichtli
  4. Achcauhtli
  5. Achitometl
  6. Acolmixtli
  7. Acxotecatl
  8. Ahcamba
  9. Ahexotl
  10. Ahuaxpitzatzin
  11. Ahuiliztli
  12. Amoxtli
  13. Apanacatl
  14. Atl
  15. Atlan-Tonnan
  16. Atlixcatzin
  17. Atonal
  18. Atzauatzin
  19. Axayaca
  20. Axayacatl
  21. Axoacatzin
  22. Axolohua
  23. Axoquentzin
  24. Cacama
  25. Cacamatzin
  26. Camaxtli
  27. Cenyaotl
  28. Chalchiahtlicue
  29. Chicahua
  30. Chichimecatecle
  31. Chicomecoatl
  32. Chihuaquequenotzin
  33. Chimalli
  34. Chimalpahin
  35. Chimalpopoca
  36. Chipahua
  37. Citlacoatl
  38. Citlalli
  39. Coanacoch
  40. Coanocochtzin
  41. Coatl
  42. Coatzontli
  43. Cocozca
  44. Colin
  45. Copil
  46. Coyotl
  47. Cuahutemoc
  48. Cualli
  49. Cuaucoatl
  50. Cuauhtemoc
  51. Cuauhtlehuanitzin
  52. Cuautemoc
  53. Cuautlehuanitzin
  54. Cuetlachtli
  55. Cuilol
  56. Cuitlauac
  57. Etalpalli
  58. Ezhuahuacatl
  59. Eztli
  60. Huemac
  61. Huetzin
  62. Huicton
  63. Huitzilihuitl
  64. Huitzilin
  65. Huitzilopochtli
  66. Ichtaca
  67. Icnoyotl
  68. Ihuicatl
  69. Ilhuicamina
  70. Ilhuitl
  71. Itotia
  72. Itzcoatl
  73. Itzquauatzin
  74. Itzquemitl
  75. Itztli
  76. Ixtli
  77. Ixtlilxochitl
  78. Iztahuatzin
  79. Macuilxochitl
  80. Mamexi
  81. Matlalihuitl
  82. Maxixcatzin
  83. Maxtla
  84. Mayeuatzin
  85. Mazatl
  86. Mecatl
  87. Meconetzin
  88. Metzli
  89. Milintica
  90. Moquihuix
  91. Motecuma
  92. Motelchiuh
  93. Mutex
  94. Nahuatl
  95. Nauyotl
  96. Necahual
  97. Necalli
  98. Netzahualcoyotl
  99. Nezahualcoyotl
  100. Nezahualpilli
  101. Nochhuetl
  102. Nochtli
  103. Nopaltzin
  104. Ocelopan
  105. Ocuitecatl
  106. Ohtli
  107. Ollacatl
  108. Opochtli
  109. Oquitzin
  110. Panitzin
  111. Patli
  112. Pimotl
  113. Pizotzin
  114. Pochotl
  115. Popopoyotl
  116. Quahcoatl
  117. Quahtlatoa
  118. Qualpopoca
  119. Quauhtli
  120. Quetzal
  121. Quetzalcoatl
  122. Quetzalmantzin
  123. Quilaztli
  124. Quimichetl
  125. Tangaxoan
  126. Tayauh
  127. Tecayehuatl
  128. Techolatlallatzin
  129. Tecocoitzin
  130. Tecocol
  131. Tecuiciztecatl
  132. Temictzin
  133. Temilotecatl
  134. Tenoch
  135. Tenzacatetl
  136. Teocalli
  137. Teoctlamazqui
  138. Teputzitoloc
  139. Tetepi
  140. Tetlahuehuequititzin
  141. Tetlepanquetzatzin
  142. Texcoyo
  143. Tezcacoatl
  144. Tezozomoc
  145. Tilmatzin
  146. Timas
  147. Tizoc
  148. Tlacaelel
  149. Tlacahele
  150. Tlacahuepan
  151. Tlacateotl
  152. Tlachinolli
  153. Tlacochcalcatl
  154. Tlacoteotzin
  155. Tlaloc
  156. Tlaltececatzin
  157. Tlapaltecatl
  158. Tlaquiach
  159. Tlazopilli
  160. Tlilpopoctazin
  161. Tlilpotonqui
  162. Tlotzin
  163. Tochtli
  164. Toltecatl
  165. Totoquihatzin
  166. Tototl
  167. Tzompan
  168. Tzontecochatzin
  169. Xihuitl
  170. Xilotzin
  171. Xipil
  172. Xipilli
  173. Xiucaque
  174. Xiuhcoatl
  175. Xiuhtecuhtli
  176. Xochipanitzin
  177. Xochipilli
  178. Xocoyatzin
  179. Xolotl
  180. Xoxopehualoc
  181. Yaotl
  182. Yayauhqui
  183. Yaztachimal
  184. Yolotli
  185. Zincicha
  186. Zoanacochtzin
  187. Zolin
  188. Zolton

Inca/Quechua girls’ names[edit]

Inca girls’ names consisted of one or two of certain words (Aca, Anas, Anclla, Anta, Carua, Chimbo, Chimpu, Choque, Chumbi, Coca, Collque, Cuillor, Cura, Curi, Cusi, Huaco, Huarcay, Inguill, Mama, Marca, Maxi, Ocllo, Pinca, Polan, Quilaco, Quispe, Rimay, Runtu, Sisa, Siza, Suyo, Urma). Some examples: Chimpu, Maxi-Coca, Chimbo-Aca, Marca-Chimbo, Inguill, Quispe-Cusi and Siza-Ocllo.

Inca/Quechua boys’ names[edit]

  1. Anquimarca
  2. Anta-Accla
  3. Apo
  4. Apu
  5. Atahualpa
  6. Atoc
  7. Atoc-Sopa
  8. Atoc-Suqui
  9. Auqui-Huaman
  10. Canchari
  11. Capac-Tupac
  12. Cariapata
  13. Cayo-Topa
  14. Chalcuchima
  15. Challco
  16. Chiaquitinta
  17. Chiguan-Topa
  18. Chilche
  19. Chunchos
  20. Colla-Topa
  21. Condorcanqui
  22. Coyllas
  23. Curi-Paucar
  24. Curiatao
  25. Cusi
  26. Cusichaca
  27. Guacra
  28. Guaman-Poma
  29. Guaritito
  30. Guaritopa
  31. Huachuri
  32. Hualpa
  33. Huaman
  34. Huaritico
  35. Huascar
  36. Huayna-Capac
  37. Huaypalcon
  38. Illa
  39. Illaquita
  40. Inquill
  41. Ispaca
  42. Llicllic
  43. Luyes
  44. Maila
  45. Manco
  46. Maras
  47. Marcavilca
  48. Mayta
  49. Ninan-Cuyuchi
  50. Ninancoro
  51. Orco-Varanca
  52. Ozcoc
  53. Pachacuti
  54. Parinango
  55. Pascac
  56. Paucar
  57. Paullu
  58. Pomacapi
  59. Pomaguala
  60. Puma
  61. Pumi-Sopa
  62. Pusca
  63. Puyu-Vilca
  64. Rumiñahui
  65. Quilaco
  66. Quillis-Sacha
  67. Quingallumbo
  68. Quintiraura
  69. Quispe-Titu
  70. Quispe-Tupac
  71. Quisquis
  72. Quizo
  73. Rimac
  74. Roca
  75. Ronpa
  76. Sahuaraura
  77. Sayri-Tupac
  78. Sotaurco
  79. Sullca-Yanac
  80. Surandaman
  81. Taipi
  82. Tanqui
  83. Taraque
  84. Tiso
  85. Titu-Atauchi
  86. Titu-Cusi
  87. Torinaseo
  88. Tucuycuyche
  89. Tupac
  90. Tupac-Amaru
  91. Tupac-Hualpa
  92. Usca-Curiatao
  93. Villac-Umu
  94. Yamqui-Mayta
  95. Yuncailo
  96. Yupanqui
  97. Zambiza
  98. Zopahua
  99. Zope

Inca titles[edit]

  1. Aclla -- woman chosen for royal service
  2. Auqui -- prince
  3. Coya -- principal wife/sister queen
  4. Mamacona -- mother/chosen woman
  5. Nusta -- princess
  6. Palla -- noble lady
  7. Tupac -- royal
  8. Yupanqui -- honored

Mayan girls’ names[edit]

  1. Ah-Kin
  2. Ahau-Xoc
  3. Ahpo-Hel
  4. Ahpo-Katun
  5. Akna-Montes
  6. Balam
  7. Balam-Ix
  8. Caha-Paluma
  9. Cakixa
  10. Chac-Xib-Chax
  11. Choima
  12. Colel-Cab
  13. Hun-Colel
  14. Itzam
  15. Itzel
  16. Ixchab
  17. Ixchel
  18. Ixchelle
  19. Ixchup
  20. Ixkuknab
  21. Ixkuknob
  22. Ixmucane
  23. Ixtab
  24. Kan-Le-Ox
  25. Kanal-Ikal
  26. Kayan-Kuk
  27. Kitza
  28. Koh
  29. Kuknob
  30. Malinali
  31. Matactin
  32. Meztli
  33. Nhutalu
  34. Nuk
  35. Pacal
  36. Quibock-Nicte
  37. Tactani
  38. Takal-Tun
  39. Te-Xoc
  40. Ton-Ahau
  41. Ton-Multun-Kul-Na
  42. Tu-Kul-Tok
  43. Tzununiha
  44. Tzytzyan
  45. Wac-Chan-Ahau
  46. Wac-Chanil-Ahau
  47. Wac-Tun
  48. Xela
  49. Xibalbá (Hell)
  50. Xmucane
  51. Xob
  52. Xoc
  53. Xquiq
  54. Xtacunabilxunan
  55. Ysalane
  56. Zacal-Noh
  57. Zac-Kuk

Mayan boys’ names[edit]

  1. Ac-Kan
  2. Ah-Ahuoal
  3. Ahau-Uinic
  4. Ah-Kinchil
  5. Ah-Mac-In
  6. Ah-Nab-Pacal
  7. Ahpo-Balamm
  8. Ahpop-Achi
  9. Ah-Tzib
  10. Atlacatl
  11. Bol
  12. Butz-Chan
  13. Cauac
  14. Chaacal
  15. Chaan-Muan
  16. Chac
  17. Chan
  18. Chan-Yat
  19. Chiam
  20. Cit-Chac-Coh
  21. Coh
  22. Cu-Ix
  23. Ek-Chuah
  24. Ha
  25. Hun-Ahau
  26. Hun-Kak
  27. Hunahpu
  28. Itzamna
  29. Kak-Ne-Xoc
  30. Kan
  31. Kan-Xul
  32. K’ayum
  33. K’in
  34. Kinich-Ahau
  35. Kukulkan
  36. Manik
  37. Mochcouoh
  38. Nachancal
  39. Naum-Pat
  40. Nuxib
  41. Ox-Ha-Te
  42. Pacal-Tzele
  43. Tactani
  44. Ta-Tzek
  45. Tek
  46. Ti-Kan-Toc
  47. Topec
  48. Vakaki
  49. Xbalanque
  50. Xbaquiyalo
  51. Xipe-Topec
  52. Xix-Chan
  53. Xpiacoc
  54. Xulu
  55. Xun
  56. Yax-Pac
  57. Yax-Tul
  58. Yum-Kaax
  59. Zac-Balam

Mayan calendar names[edit]

Highland Mayans were often named after the day or month they were born.

The Tzolkin calendar (days of the month)[edit]

  1. 0 Ahau
  2. 1 Imix
  3. 2 Ik
  4. 3 Akbal
  5. 4 Kan
  6. 5 Chicchan
  7. 6 Cimi
  8. 7 Manik
  9. 8 Lamat
  10. 9 Muluc
  11. 10 Oc
  12. 11 Chuen
  13. 12 Eb
  14. 13 Ben
  15. 14 Ix
  16. 15 Men
  17. 16 Cib
  18. 17 Caban
  19. 18 Etznab
  20. 19 Caunac

The Haab calendar (months of the year)[edit]

  1. 1 Pop
  2. 2 Uo
  3. 3 Zip
  4. 4 Zotz
  5. 5 Tzec
  6. 6 Xul
  7. 7 Yaxkin
  8. 8 Mol
  9. 9 Chen
  10. 10 Yax
  11. 11 Zac
  12. 12 Ceh
  13. 13 Mac
  14. 14 Kankin
  15. 15 Muan
  16. 16 Pax
  17. 17 Kayab
  18. 18 Cumku

Tupi/Guarani girls’ names[edit]

  1. Anahei
  2. Anahí
  3. Annahi
  4. Araci
  5. Aracy
  6. Bartira
  7. Bartyra
  8. Ceci
  9. Cycy
  10. Guacimara
  11. Guacira
  12. Guaraciaba
  13. Iara
  14. Iracema
  15. Irasema
  16. Iuna
  17. Jaci
  18. Janaína
  19. Jasy
  20. Juci
  21. Kauane
  22. Maíra
  23. Moara
  24. Poti
  25. Potira
  26. Tainá
  27. Uiara
  28. Yaci
  29. Yara
  30. Yeruti

Tupi/Guarani boys’ names[edit]

  1. Ajuricaba
  2. Araken
  3. Ararigbóia
  4. Cauã
  5. Caubi
  6. Cauê
  7. Cosme
  8. Jaci
  9. Jacy
  10. Moacir
  11. Peri
  12. Pery
  13. Piatã
  14. Pinon
  15. Raini
  16. Rudá
  17. Tabare
  18. Ubirajara
  19. Ubiratã
  20. Urubatan
  21. Yamandú

Zuñi surnames[edit]

Some Zuñi have Hispanic surnames.

  1. Bobelu
  2. Bowanie
  3. Bowekaty
  4. Cooeyate
  5. Eriacho
  6. Halona
  7. Laselute
  8. Lesarlley
  9. Nastacio
  10. Natewa
  11. Ondulacy
  12. Panteah
  13. Qwetawki
  14. Tsethlikai
  15. Wyaco
  16. Zuni

Aztec/Nahuatl surnames[edit]

  1. Aca
  2. Acuca
  3. Atlatenco
  4. Ciauiuinti
  5. Coatl
  6. Cocolotl
  7. Colexcua
  8. Coyote
  9. Coyotl
  10. Cuacuas
  11. Cuahuey
  12. Cuatzo
  13. Cuauhtle
  14. Cuauhtli
  15. Cuautlaxahue
  16. Cuautle
  17. Cuautli
  18. Cuaxiloa
  19. Huante
  20. Hueytletl
  21. Huitle
  22. Huixtlaca
  23. Icnoyotl
  24. Itzcotecatl
  25. Izcoatl
  26. Izmoyotl
  27. Matlacuahuac
  28. Michuai
  29. Moctezuma
  30. Montezuma
  31. Ocotoxtle
  32. Quechol
  33. Tecaxco
  34. Tecpanecatl
  35. Tecuapetla
  36. Tecuatl
  37. Tenahua
  38. Tenochtitlan
  39. Tentle
  40. Tepetl
  41. Tepeyahuitl
  42. Tlachi
  43. Tlacuchcalcatl
  44. Tlatehui
  45. Tlatelolco
  46. Tlatilpa
  47. Tletla
  48. Tochimani
  49. Tome
  50. Tonal
  51. Tototzintle
  52. Toxtle
  53. Tzili
  54. Tzone
  55. Tzonen
  56. Xaxalpa
  57. Xicale
  58. Xicotencatl
  59. Zacatzontetl
  60. Zacatzontle
  61. Zapotitla

Inca/Quechua surnames[edit]

  1. Achachau
  2. Alca
  3. Allauca
  4. Allcca
  5. Allccarima
  6. Alqa
  7. Amary
  8. Anhuaman
  9. Aucapuca
  10. Auquitayasi
  11. Cahua
  12. Caipa
  13. Callanaupa
  14. Cancha
  15. Canchon
  16. Carhuanina
  17. Carihuasari
  18. Ccahua
  19. Ccahuantico
  20. Ccarhuarupay
  21. Ccari
  22. Ccasani
  23. Ccolque
  24. Ccora
  25. Chakana
  26. Chambi
  27. Champi
  28. Chanca
  29. Chanka
  30. Chaupin
  31. Chawpin
  32. Chillitupa
  33. Chipana
  34. Choque
  35. Chum
  36. Chuquimango
  37. Chuquipoma
  38. Cocha
  39. Colca
  40. Colquehuanca
  41. Condor
  42. Condori
  43. Curichimba
  44. Cusi
  45. Cusipuma
  46. Cuya
  47. Guaman
  48. Guanuna
  49. Huaccha
  50. Huachalla
  51. Hualla
  52. Huaman
  53. Huamanchagua
  54. Huamancuri
  55. Huamanga
  56. Huamani
  57. Huanca
  58. Huancachuri
  59. Huaricancha
  60. Huayhua
  61. Huayta
  62. Humahuaca
  63. Humala
  64. Huyhua
  65. Inka
  66. Jaillita
  67. Kancha
  68. Kuntur
  69. Kusi
  70. Llactahuaman
  71. Llancay
  72. Lloque
  73. Macavilca
  74. Malqui
  75. Mallqui
  76. Mallma
  77. Mamani
  78. Manco
  79. Maygua
  80. Mayhuasca
  81. Michi
  82. Motocanchi
  83. Naccha
  84. Nahuis
  85. Nana
  86. Naupari
  87. Nina
  88. Ninahuaman
  89. Olaya
  90. Orccosupa
  91. Pachari
  92. Pachacutec
  93. Pari
  94. Paricahua
  95. Paucar
  96. Paucarchuco
  97. Pillihuaman
  98. Pillpe
  99. Pinchi
  100. Pinto
  101. Polloqueri
  102. Poma
  103. Pumacaja
  104. Pumacallao
  105. Pumasupa
  106. Qelka
  107. Qhawa
  108. Quelka
  109. Quichca
  110. Quillahuaman
  111. Quispe
  112. Quisuyupanqui
  113. Rimayhuaman
  114. Roca
  115. Sayritupac
  116. Sihui
  117. Sinchi
  118. Soncco
  119. Sulca
  120. Surichaqui
  121. Ticahuanca
  122. Ticllacuri
  123. Ticona
  124. Tupa
  125. Tupac
  126. Ucharima
  127. Uchuypoma
  128. Usucachi
  129. Vilca
  130. Yacupaico
  131. Yupanqui

Mayan surnames[edit]

  1. Ac
  2. Au
  3. Baas
  4. Bacab
  5. Bak
  6. Balam
  7. Batun
  8. Caamal
  9. Cab
  10. Camal
  11. Can
  12. Canche
  13. Canek
  14. Canul
  15. Catzim
  16. Cauich
  17. Ceh
  18. Cen
  19. Cetz
  20. Cex
  21. Chable
  22. Chac
  23. Chale
  24. Chan
  25. Cay
  26. Che
  27. Chhel
  28. Chi
  29. Chim
  30. Chu
  31. Chuc
  32. Cime
  33. Cob
  34. Cocom
  35. Coh
  36. Cool
  37. Couoh
  38. Cu
  39. Cupul
  40. Cutz
  41. Dzab
  42. Dzal
  43. Dzib
  44. Dzul
  45. Ek
  46. Euan
  47. Hau
  48. Hiz
  49. Huchim
  50. Iz
  51. Kantun
  52. Katu
  53. Keb
  54. Kej
  55. Ku
  56. Kutz
  57. Kuyoc
  58. Maaz
  59. Maty
  60. May
  61. Maz
  62. Mex
  63. Miis
  64. Moh
  65. Mucuy
  66. Na
  67. Nabte
  68. Nah
  69. Nayal
  70. Noh
  71. Nuch
  72. Och
  73. Pacab
  74. Pat
  75. Pech
  76. Peech
  77. Pol
  78. Poot
  79. Pot
  80. Puc
  81. Puch
  82. Tah
  83. Tamay
  84. Tul
  85. Tun
  86. Tuz
  87. Tzab
  88. Tzama
  89. Tzek
  90. Uc
  91. Ucan
  92. Uicab
  93. Uitz
  94. Uxul
  95. Witzil
  96. Xiu
  97. Xol
  98. Xool
  99. Yah
  100. Yam
  101. Yoc