(Below is an article that I found on the internet. It's also interesting to note that Pope Francis came from Latin America, and could be considered a "Latin Man" and he is also the leader of the church of Rome which is called the Latin Church.)What was the name recognized by the early Church?
“Lateinos has the number six hundred and sixty-six; and it is a very probable [solution]” – Irenaeus [120-202AD] Against Heresies Book 5, Chapter 30.
“If, then, we take the name as the name of a single man, it becomes Latinus (Lateinos)”. – Hippolytus [170-236AD] Treatise on Christ and AntiChrist.
The word LATEINOS has a total value of 666 (L=30, A=1, T=300, E=5, I=10, N=50, O=70, S=200 added together = 666) And the word Lateinos literal means the ‘Latin Man’.
Who has been historically recognized as the ‘Latin Man’?
Pope Vitallian earned the title “Latinus” when he issued the decree in 663 AD that Latin was the only language to be used in worship. The Church of Rome has since been called the “Latin Church”. The Latin Mass, which was performed through out the world was seen by the Church as a mark of her universality. It was not until 1963 during the Second Vatican Council in its decree Sacrosanctum Concilium, that the Church of Rome allowed the translation of the liturgy and rites of the church from Latin into modern vernaculars. Today Latin remains the official language of the Roman Church.“In Italy, Latin was originally the dialect of the region around Rome. It was the language of scholarship and diplomacy until the 18th century and of the Roman Catholic liturgy until the late 20th century ... .The Roman Catholic church still uses Latin as the language of its official documents”. – Encarta Encylopedia, Latin Language Article.