Latin Background

Latin is one of the oldest and noblest languages of all, dating as far back as 75 BC. As an ancient Italic language, spoken by Italic Latins, and official language of Ancient Rome, it went through several stages: Archaic or Old Latin, Classical Latin, Vulgar Latin, Medieval Latin, Renaissance Latin, Early modern Latin, and Modern Latin. It was once the language of politics, religious ceremonies and works of Vergil and Ovid. Despite being called dead language, it had a significant influence in the formation of English and until today is used in medical and scientific terminology and spoken fluently by Christian clergy. As a part of the Indo-European language family, Latin used its own alphabet, which was devised from Etruscan alphabet and gave rise to the Latin script that now forms the basis for the largest number of alphabets of any writing system. Since Latin functions as the linguistic ancestry of many languages, parents all over the world use Latin baby names every day, mainly for their noble origin and incredibly profound etymology.