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What does Justinian mean?

Justinian Pronunciation of Justinian [jus-tin-ian] as a name for boys is a Latin name, and the name Justinian means "just, upright, righteous". Justinian is a version of Justin (Latin): form of Justus.

Associated with: just.


6 different relations via Justin: Justain, Justan, Justinas, Justinius, Justino and Justinus.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Justinian Kael (J.K.), ..

How popular is Justinian?

Justinian is an unusual given name for men. Justinian is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Justin (#110 via latest list) is the only prominent varying form of Justinian (not ranked) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Justain, are seldom used. Adoption of this form of Justinian was at its apex 4 decades ago (#12) and is now much lower (#110, 88%), with Justin falling out of fashion. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Justinian is pronounced similarly to Giustinian and Giustiniano. Other recommended names are Bastian, Corbinian, Cullinan, Dustan, Finian, Jentian, Jestin, Julian, Jurian, Justen, Justice, Justis, Justyn, Ninian, Phinian, Quinlan, Quintan and Rustan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Justinian.

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