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What does Battista mean?

Battista Pronunciation of Battista [bat-tista] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Battista) is of Italian origin, and the meaning of Battista is "baptizer". Related to John the Baptist. Mainly used in countries with a Roman Catholic tradition. Often children are given the two-part name, "Gian Battista" or "Jean-Baptiste".

Associated with: roman.


Battista has 3 variants: Baptist, Baptiste and Bautista.

2 more alternative forms via Baptist, John: Babtysta and Battiste.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Battista Musa (B.M.), ..

How popular is Battista?

Battista is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#7719 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. John (#26 in 2015) is the only popular variation form of Battista (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Babtysta, are seldom used. This relation of Battista reached the height of its popularity a century ago (adoption of 8.2%) and has become significantly less conventional since (adoption 0.5%, 93.4%), with John going out of style. (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

Recommended names are Baltasar, Baris, Bartin, Bartlet, Bartlett, Bartlitt (see Bartlet), Bartt (see Bart), Bastian, Bastien, Beattie and Pattison. Like Battista, these names are not commonly used.