Sanskrit, a historical Indo-Aryan language, is the primary liturgical language of Hinduism and a literary and scholarly language of Buddhism. Sanskrit has an ancient history of existence dating back to the 4th century BCE and was foundational in the earliest cultures and communities of Greater India. Sanskrit is often noted as a language of rich poetry and drama, and also well known for its scientific, philosophical and dharma texts. Sanskrit s widely used as a ceremonial language in Hindu and Buddhists ceremonies to this day. Sanskrit names and words have an eastern exotic resonance and flowing syllables lending a melodic tone to the overall sound of the language. Choosing a Sanskrit baby name and researching name meanings is easier when you start with Baby Name Network.