Batavia is a city in Genesee County, Western New York, USA, located near the middle of Genesee County, entirely within the Town of Batavia. The name Batavia is Latin for the Betuwe region of the Netherlands, and honors early Dutch land developers. The city hosts the Batavia Muckdogs baseball club of the New York-Penn League. They won the 2008 championship. In 2006, a national magazine ranked Batavia third among the nations micropolitans based on economic development.