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Origin of the name BAPTIST.
Etymology of the name BAPTIST.
Meaning of the baby name BAPTIST.

  

BAPTIST.  A derivative of Greek bapto (to dip), meaning "baptizer."  This name was once popular with French and Italian Christians, in the forms Baptiste and Battista. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884).  Usage: England, Germany, Russia.

... I have not yet found Baptist as an English font-name before Henry VII.  It never took root in England. (A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames, Bardsley, 1901)

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