Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Baptist m. Latin baptista 'person who baptizes', from Ancient Greek βαπτίζω 'I dip in liquid'.

This name was given in honor of John the Baptist; see also John-Baptist.

England
Dutch
1588 Baptista AuFr Buren
Early Modern English
1595 Baptist HAmar-vol9 p. 92
France
Middle French
1564 Baptiste RegPCC-1 p. 49; 1566 Baptiste ibid. p. 235; 1567 Baptiste ibid. p. 318; 1568 Baptiste ibid. p. 374; 1570 Baptiste ibid. p. 431; 1571 Baptiste ibid. p. 465
Italy
Latin
1376 Batista (abl) DouGen1 p. 37; 1464 Baptista (nom) CUP-III-I CCXXXI; 1527 Baptista (nom) Rome1527 p. 86
1527 Baptistinus (nom) Rome1527 p. 83
Italian
1513x1521 Baptista LeoX p. 12
Spain
Catalan
1510 Batista valencia1510 4060
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Baptist". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Baptist.