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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ba*tiste"
Originally, cambric or lawn of fine linen; now applied also to cloth of similar texture made of cotton.

Etymology: F. batiste, from the name of the alleged first maker, Baptiste of Cambrai. Littré.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A thin plain-weave cotton or linen fabric; used for shirts or dresses

From French batiste, a form of Baptiste, of disputed origin (“according to Littré and Scheler from the alleged original maker, Baptiste of Cambray; according to others, from its use in wiping the heads of children after baptism” – OED).

  1. A fine cloth made from cotton or linen; cambric.

batiste was also found in the following language(s): French, Italian, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Batiste

Batiste was born in 1902. He passed away in 1988.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Batiste

Jonathan Batiste is a jazz, blues, pop music, rock music, soul music, rhythm, funk, hip hop music, and classical music musician. He plays Piano, voice, melodica, electric bass, and Hammond organ. His most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Jonathan was born on November 11th, 1986. Jonathan is also known as Jon Batiste.


Mike Batiste is a basketball player for the Canton Charge, Spirou Charleroi, Lauretana Biella, Panathinaikos, Fenerbahçe Ülker, and Memphis Grizzlies in the NBA Development League. He was most prominent from 2000 to 2014. Mike was born on November 21st, 1977 in Long Beach, California.


Lionel Batiste was a jazz and blues singing. He plays Bass drum and Vocals. Lionel was born Lionel Batiste on February 11th, 1931 in New Orleans. Lionel is also known as Uncle" Lionel Batiste. He breathed his last breath on July 8th, 2012.


Alvin Batiste was a jazz musician. He plays Clarinet. Alvin was born on November 7th, 1932 in New Orleans. He left this life on May 6th, 2007.


Danthony Batiste is a football player for the Edmonton Eskimos. Danthony was born on March 29th, 1982 in Marksville, Louisiana.


Michael Batiste is a football player. Michael was born on December 24th, 1970 in Beaumont, Texas.


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Popularity of Batiste as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Batiste U.S.
  White 4.29% 64.26%
  African American 87.91% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.39% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Batiste

People with the last name Batiste are most frequently African American

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Fun Facts about the name Batiste

  • How Popular is the name Batiste? As a last name Batiste was the 5,253rd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Batiste first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Batiste is Wednesday, August 11th, 1875.
  • How unique is the name Batiste? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Batiste. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Batiste: Your name in reverse order is Etsitab. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tteasbi. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Batiste? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 6,640 people with the last name Batiste.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Batiste? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 2 of them will have Batiste as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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