Looks too much like a surname...
This looks more like a surname to me.
Also Romansh.
Source: "Vornamen in der Schweiz. Prénoms en Suisse. I nomi in Svizzera. Prenoms in Svizra" (1993) published by the Association of Swiss registrars
Also sometimes feminine.
There is evidence of feminine use of this name. A famous bearer is Battista Sforza (Born: January 1447, Died: 1472) who was the Duchess of Urbino and second wife of Federico da Montefeltro.
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi short lived 18th Century Italian composer known as the Italian Mozart.
Battista is the name of a character in Italo Calvino's The Baron in the Trees. She the despicable, bitter old maid sister of the protagonist, Cosimo.

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