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Meaning: Herald, precursor, baptist
Baptiste means "baptist" in French and refers to John the Baptist, who announced the coming of Christ. The word comes from the Greek "bapto," meaning "to dip," and commemorates the immersion in water that blessed early converts and is still central to Christian tradition today. Because of this connection Baptiste may stand alone or be paired with Jean, for Jean-Baptiste, a saint and herald to bless your baby boy.