Egyptian is the oldest known indigenous language of Egypt, with written records of the language dating back to around 3400 BC. The national language of modern day Egypt is Egyptian Arabic. Egyptian belongs to the Afroasiatic language family, and is now primarily used in the Coptic Church for liturgical purposes, and not spoken by modern Egyptians. Because of this, a baby name chosen from Ancient Egyptian may not actually be a common name in Egypt today, thus giving the name a unique and exotic quality. Consider using Baby Name Network to research Egyptian baby names and meanings, when selecting an Egyptian name.