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 (#12812 out of 88799, Top 14%). (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 the year 1996 and is now much lower, with the forms Justyn and Justen becoming less trendy. Justin (#96) and Dustin (#434) are two of the more chic boy names here. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)