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What does Justus mean?

Justus [jus-tus] as a boys' name is pronounced JUS-tus. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Justus is "upright, just". Biblical: an early disciple of Christ, a man considered as a replacement for Judas Iscariot as one of the 12 apostles.

Associated with: biblical.


Justus has 1 variant: Justis.

Related boy names: Justice and Justin.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Josstus, Jotus, ..

(female) Jusjas, Justusca, ..

How popular is Justus?

Justus is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for all people (#4843 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history of Justus for boys. Justus reached its apex position of #647 in the U.S. in the year 2002, and is at #819 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Justin (#96 in recent rankings), Justice (#531) and Justis are the popular related forms of Justus (#819 in recent rankings). These forms of Justus reached the height of their popularity 3 decades ago (usage of 1.57%) and have become much less common since (usage 0.25%, 84%), with the form Justin going out of style. Justus is the most fashionable baby name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Justus, Justice, Justin, Justis in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Justus is pronounced similarly to Justyce. Other recommended names are Agustus, Altus, Amatus, Artus, Augustus, Brutus, Cetus, Cletus, Clitus, Erastus, Eustis, Faustus, Festus, Gustavus, Gustus, Guus, Jairus, Janus, Jarius, Jasun, Jesous, Jess, Jessup, Jestin, Jeston, Jesus, Joshua, Josias, Joss, Josua, Josue, Joushua, Judas, Jules, Julius, Junius, Just, Justain, Justan, Juste, Justen, Justinas, Justinius, Justino, Justinus, Justo, Justyn, Kletus, Lucius, Lugus, Quintus, Rasmus, Rastus, Ruffus, Rufous, Rufus, Sextus, Sixtus, Titus, Ursus and Vitus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Justus.