What does Justin mean?
Justin \j(u)-stin, jus-tin\ as a boys' name is pronounced JUS-tin. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Justin is "just, upright, righteous". Variant of Justus. Saint Justin (second century) was a Greek philosopher who wrote of the moral values of Christianity. See also Jestin. Actor Justin Henry; singer Justin Timberlake.
For more information, see also the related boy name Dustin.
Justin is a very prominent first name for men (#56 out of 1220, Top 5%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#10538 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Justin for boys. Justin reached its apex position of #9 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #96 presently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Justin and associated names. Prominent related forms of Justin (#96 last year) are Dustin (#434 last year), Justus (#819), Justyn, Justo and Justen. Usage of these boy names was at its highest in 1996 (usage of 0.4143%) and is now much lower (usage 0.2752%, down 33.6%), with the forms Justen and Justyn becoming less trendy. Justin (#96) and Dustin (#434) are two of the more chic boy names here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)