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