Gypsy, most often referred to as Romani, is the language of the Romani people and belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language family. Romani contains many divergent dialects, often considered their own languages because of their diversity, and these include: Vlas, Balkan, Carpathian and Sinti. There is an estimate of about 2.4 million speakers of various Romani dialects in different regions…Romani was influenced by both Balkan and Greek languages as well as Sanskrit, Persian and Armenian to some extent. Thus, it is hypothesized that Romani came to Europe with its people as they migrated from the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East. The first evidence of Romani is from around 1542 CE in Western Europe and earlier history of Romani is completely un-documented. Start with Baby Name World to begin your research for authentic Gypsy or Romani baby names and name meanings.