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Meaning and name origin

Justin \j(u)-stin, jus-tin\ as a boy's 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.


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

For more information, see also the related boy name Dustin.

There are 3 feminine forms of Justin: Giustinia, Jestina and Justine.


Justin is a very popular first name for males (#56 out of 1220, Top 5%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#12812 out of 88799, Top 14%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Justin for boys. Justin reached its highest rank of #9 in the U.S. in 1990. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Justin name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Justin and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Justin (#96), Dustin (#434), Justus (#819), Justyn, Justo and Justen. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Dustin, Justen, Justin, Justo, Justus, Justyn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Justin is also pronounced similarly to Jesstin and Jeston. Other suggested similar baby names are Austin and Rustin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Justin.