Old English, also called Anglo-Saxon, was an early form of the English language spoken and written by the Anglo-Saxon peoples and their descendants in what is now England and Scotland. Old English is a West Germanic language closely related to Old Frisian and Modern German, with grammar similar to classical Latin. As Latin was the scholarly and diplomatic language of the time (circa 1000 AD) it profoundly influenced Old English in many areas of words, grammar and syntax. Anglo-Saxon baby names will have a distinct German sound to them as well as something close to a Scottish lilt. Baby Name World is a superb resource to begin your search for Old English baby names and name meanings.