Urdu, the national language of Pakistan, is a variety of Hindi-Urdu, recognized with Muslims and South Asia. Urdu is also widely spoken in India. Urdu developed under the influence of other languages such as Persian, Arabic and Turkic over a period of about 900 years. The term Urdu literally means “camp” or “military encampment” and Urdu was the language of the army camp when Persia (modern Iran) invaded India circa 1200 AD. Baby Name World contains Urdu, Turkic and Hindi baby names and name meanings if you are interested in researching authentic South Asian names.