From Middle English Latyn, Latyne, Latin, from Old French latin, latyn, from Latin latīnus, from Latium + -īnus. Displaced Old English Lǣden. Ladino.
From Middle English Latin, Latyn, from Old English Lǣden, from Vulgar Latin *ladinum and Old French latin; all from Latin Latinus. Later influenced in form by the Latin word. Compare Dutch Latijn, German Latein, Swedish Latin.
Metonymic occupational surname for a Latinist, a clerk or keeper of Latin records, from Middle English Latyn. Compare Latimer.
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