The meaning of the name “Justin” is: “Righteous, just, fair”.
Additional information: The most commonly stated origin of the name Justin is from the ancient Greek name Justus. It was derived from another Latin name Lustinus or Justinus. It holds the meaning “just” or “fair”. This name has been used by many saints in the Catholic Church; most notably the Martyr, Saint Justin, who was beheaded in Rome during the 2nd century. There were two Byzantine emperors named Justin.
There are no alternate spellings of Justin, but the feminine forms that exist include Justina and Justine. One of the short forms that are somewhat common is Justy, although this is not used in every country where the name is found.
The popularity of the name Justin has enjoyed high peaks in the 1900s, although popularity was not recorded highly in 2014 in any country. It in the US it was ranked highest as the 6th most popular boy’s name in 2002. It kept a place among the top 20 most popular boy’s name between 1980 and 2003 in the US as well. In Canada it reached 7th most popular in 1988, staying in the top 20 between 1980 and 2000 similarly to the US. In 2014, the ranks rested at 96th most popular in the US, 442nd most popular in England and Wales, 191st most popular in France, and 163rd most popular in the Netherlands. It did not appear within the top 100 in Canada in 2014.
Famous people that share the name Justin include Justin Bieber, a pop singer; Justin Timberlake, a pop artist; Justin Long, an actor; Justin Moore, a country singer; Justin Chambers, an actor; Justin Gabriel, a wrestler; Justin Chon, an actor; Justin Tuck, an NFL player; Justin Theroux, an actor; and Justin Russo, a guitarist.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Justin for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Justin is a boy name.
The name Justin is of Latin origin, and is used mostly in English speaking countries but also in a few other countries and languages of the world.
If you consider naming your baby Justin we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Justin Name Meaning
The meaning of Justin is “Righteous, just, fair”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Justin and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Justin and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Justin is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Popularity of the Name Justin
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Justin displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Justin Boy Name Popularity Chart
Justin Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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