Baptist
Origin/Usage
Greek, Latin
Pronunciation
ba-TEEST
Meaning
Dipping in water
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The name Baptist has Greek or Roman roots because it comes from the Greek words “baptistes” or the Latin “baptista” which means “to dip in water”. In fact St John the Baptist probably was called this because of his habit of immersing people in water as a symbol of purification.

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