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What does Justin mean?

Justin [ju-stin] 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.

Associated with: saint, greek, philosopher.


Justin has 18 variants: Giustino, Giusto, Joos, Joost, Just, Justain, Justan, Juste, Justen, Justinas, Justinian, Justinius, Justino, Justinus, Justis, Justo, Justus and Justyn.

Affiliated boy name: Dustin.

Justin has 2 more relations via Jestin: Jesstin and Jeston.

Justin has 3 feminine forms: Giustinia, Jestina and Justine.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Erstin, Justiner, ..

(female) Justinna, Justinnie, ..

How popular is Justin?

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

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 Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Justin name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Justin outside U.S.

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, Justis, Justen and Jestin. Other variants, like Jesstin, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Justin was widespread among parents 3 decades ago (average #1214) and is now much reduced (#1418, 87.7%), with forms like Dustin becoming somewhat dated. Justus is the most chic boy name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Justin, Dustin, Jestin, Justen, Justis in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Justo, Justus, Justyn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Justin outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Agustin, Alstin, Austen, Austin, Austyn, Destin, Dunstin, Dustan, Dusten, Duston, Dustyn, Eustis, Faustin, Husain, Husein, Huston, Jasin, Joslin, Justice, Ostin, Rustan, Rusten, Rustin, Ruston, Rustyn and Westin. These names tend to be less frequently used than Justin.