a female given name.
Historical Examples

Bian’ca, the younger daughter of Baptista of Pad’ua, as gentle and meek as her sister Katherine was violent and irritable.
Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.

The head Magister, Baptista, had the usual salary of the guild as head master.
The Cathedral Builders Leader Scott

He was not dazzled by the reputation of Baptista Porta; he respected Porta, but respected truth even more.
Makers of Electricity Brother Potamian

He was informed by Baptista of the infidelity of Maria de Vellorno.
A Sicilian Romance Ann Radcliffe

Baptista arose, looked out of the window, and took the easy course.
A Changed Man and Other Tales Thomas Hardy

Baptista glanced quickly around; her husband was out of earshot.
A Changed Man and Other Tales Thomas Hardy

Baptista Porta was more skilful in the mysteries of art and nature than any man in his day.
Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) Isaac Disraeli

Thus Baptista had sense enough to see the retributive fairness of this issue.
A Changed Man and Other Tales Thomas Hardy

Baptista hastened across, and by the time the procession entered the cemetery gates she had unobtrusively joined it.
A Changed Man and Other Tales Thomas Hardy

Cesi took the presidency for his life, and the celebrated Baptista Porta was appointed vice president at Naples.
The Life of Galileo Galilei, with Illustrations of the Advancement of Experimental Philosophy John Elliot Drinkwater Bethune


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