The word “Aztec” is used in the indigenous population of central Mexico. It was originally used to describe a warrior or warrior class. Then it had many meanings in Spanish, including Aztec, a race or race name of the people or tribe; Aztlan, a land or region of the Americas; and Zetlan, the land of the Aztecs.
In the past 15th century, the Aztecs came in from Mexico and began settling in Central Mexico. The Spanish called them Tlaxtecas or Cholchimaztecas, the Toltec were later called Toltecs. The Spanish didn’t use the name Aztec until they realized they didn’t have a specific word for it. The word Aztec was added to describe the culture of those Toltecs. That word will soon disappear.
Tlaxtecas are the name for the Toltec people and it is derived from the pre-Columbian Olmec civilizations. It was developed during the 1800s when American historians studied the Toltecs. This caused the word “Aztlan” to be dropped from the name of the nation to avoid confusion and to give it a more fitting history.
“The people who created the phrase ‘Aztec names’, had no idea that they were pronouncing the name Aztec incorrectly. Not only was it not even an Aztec word, but it did not have any significance, let alone an adjective in the English language.
“Aztlan” is now an American phrase as the English spelling has been adopted. The Aztecs themselves are also using the expression “Aztec Names”. If you are an actual person of influence who wants to come up with good names for an Aztec or a Toltec, you now have to look in the dictionary and determine what Aztec or Toltec words are commonly used, and you will find that they are often the names of peoples that no longer exist.
These are also known as “Aztec names”, but they are much more rare than Aztlan. They often have quite unique meanings. What are some of the words found in the Aztec Nomenclature.
In the days of the Toltec, the term “Aztec,” was used to describe those of high status. That is, the Aztecs were from the privileged class. The word Aztec was removed from the name of this people, and the people who created the phrase Aztec Names, were not aware that it had any meaning and had no idea it was using an American expression like Aztecan, or Aztlan.
The Aztecs are in the midst of a social, economic, cultural and religious upheaval.