Your baby deserves a unique name that is timeless — so why not check out Latin names? While it’s hard to find a native Latin speaker these days (it is known as the “dead language,” after all), it was at one time a widespread language. It started in present-day Rome around 700 B.C. and spread throughout Italy, western and southern Europe, and then the central and coastal regions of Africa. For such an ancient language, it’s kind of cool to think that a number of phrases we still use today, such as ad hoc, alibi, carpe diem, alter ego, and so many more, are Latin.
So if you’ve got Latin roots, a love for language, or just looking for an extraordinary name, check out these Latin names. Adora, Darius, or Remus — no doubt your little one will stand out from the sea of Scarletts and Jaspers at their (future) school.