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What does Baptist mean?

Baptist Pronunciation of Baptist as a boys' name is of Latin and Greek origin, and the meaning of Baptist is "to dip". English form of Church Latin "baptista", Greek "baptistes", from "baptein". The Christian prophet John the Baptist baptized Jesus with water in the River Jordan.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ba-, greek, prophet, water, river


VARIANTS Babtysta, Baptiste, Battista, Battiste, Bautista



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How popular is Baptist?

Baptist is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for all people (#15037 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

The only prominent variation form of Baptist (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) ranked in the Top 2000 is John (#26 IN RECENT RANKINGS). This relation of Baptist reached the top of its popularity in the 1880s (#1) and is now much less conventional (#26, 93%), with John becoming less trendy. (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of John in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of John outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Baris, Bartin, Bartlet, Bartlitt (see Bartlet), Bartt (see Bart), Bastian and Bastien. Like Baptist, these names are not commonly used.