Latin is an Italic language, originally spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. Latin is descended from the ancient Proto-Indo-European language group and originated in the Italian peninsula. Many scholars, students and clergymen speak, read and write it fluently though it is considered a “dead” language. In a few places around the world it is still taught in primary and secondary institutions. Latin names are and fluid sounding and often melodic, while resembling both French and Italian names. If you are looking for a Latin baby name, Baby Name World is a great place to start researching Latin names and name meanings.