In my experience in north central Mexico, the most common Nahuatl names are Xóchitl, "flower" (for females, usually pronounced like 'sóchil' in Castilian), Citlalli, "star" (also for females, a variant form of Citlalin; both have the root citlal plus an absolutive suffix, -in or -li), and Cuauhtémoc, "descending eagle" (for males, after one of the last kings of the Mexica ). These three names are fairly common. Most women named Xóchitl are surprised when they hear their name pronounced in Nahuatl. I once met a Tláloc, but he is the only other one I have encountered.
The mission of the H-Nahuatl network is to provide a simple medium where scholars interested in studying the Nahua or Nahuatl (Aztecs or Aztec language) can go to be in communication with others. The network will accept postings in English, Spanish, Nahuatl, and French. Historically the network has addressed issues relevant to understanding nuances of Nahuatl, the grammar and structure of the language. It also serves as a place where the general public can inquire about specific issues of the Nahua. Lastly, it provides a forum wherein scholars can announce their research plans and seek assistance from others in the field.
Insofar someone does not know this already: the Digital Vatican Library has made the original of the Codex Borgia digital avaible for those who are interested. Beautiful and very sharp images with much more detail then for exemple the Graz facsimile. The direct link is:
Piyali, Ian, Magnus,
I felt the need to chime in on this discussion as a "Chicano" (I use the term as a political identifier not as a racial, ethnic or nationalist term. I do, however, regard Chicanos as Indigenous people to the Southwestern U.S.).
Today I saw the Cars 3 movie, and in its end credits was a long list of people who had helped in its production, and one of them was named Tlaloc Alvarez. How common are such Aztec-related personal names in modern Mexico?
from Anthony Appleyard.
From: Magnus Pharao Hansen
I had in fact read your blog post on Ometeotl and was preparing my own in response, but I may as well take the chance to reply here.