American, sometimes referred to as American English, is used mostly in the United States and its official territories. About two thirds of the world’s English speakers live in the Unities States and speak American English. Though the U.S. government has no official language declared English is the most common language spoken in the United States and a result of English colonization early in America’s history since the 17th century. American English has been greatly influenced by West African languages, Native American languages and Spanish, just to name a few. Baby Name World is an excellent place to begin your search for an American baby name and name meanings.