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What does Justin mean?

Justin Pronunciation of Justin 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 Ju-, saint, greek, philosopher


VARIANTS Giustino, Giusto, Joos, Joost, Justain, Justan, Just, Juste, Justen, Justinas, Justinian, Justinius, Justino, Justinus, Justis, Justo, Justus, Justyn



FEMININE FORMS Giustinia, Jestina, Justine



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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)

Justin reached its apex position of #9 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #110 presently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Justin (#110 LAST YEAR) are Dustin (#505), Justus (#866), Justyn, Justo, Justis, Justen and Jestin. Other variants, like Jesstin, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Justin was widespread among parents 4 decades ago (AVERAGE #1214) and is now much reduced (#1435, 88.7%), 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 sound-alike 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.

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