Battista \b(a)-ttis-ta, batt(i)-sta\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Battista), is of Italian origin, and the meaning of Battista is "baptizer". Related to John the Baptist. Mainly used in countries with a strong Roman Catholic tradition. Often children are given the two-part name, "Gian Battista" or "Jean-Baptiste".
A baby name that sounds like Battista is Battiste.