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What does Justinian mean?

Justinian Pronunciation of Justinian as a name for boys is a Latin name, and the name Justinian means "just, upright, righteous". Justinian is a version of Justin (Latin): variation of Justus.

ASSOCIATED WITH Ju-, -ian, just


OTHER FORMS VIA JUSTIN Justain, Justan, Justinas, Justinius, Justino, Justinus



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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?

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 sound-alike 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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