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Justin is a boy’s name of Latin origin meaning “fair, just, righteous”. Justin has been a popular baby name since the early 1970’s and has only recently begun to decline in popularity. Justin is still a classic go-to name for good reason.

Meaning of the name Justin:

Latin: fair, just, righteous

Origin of the name Justin:

Justin is a masculine name of Latin origin meaning “fair, just, righteous”. The name derives from the Latin names Justus or Iustinus.

Symbolism of the name Justin:

Justice is symbolized by a set of scales held by a blindfolded woman. The scales determine equality and fairness by ensuring that both sides are weighted the same and the blindfold ensures that the decision is made without bias.

Style of the name Justin:

traditional

Gender of the name Justin:

Justin is a boy's name.

Pronunciation of the name Justin:

JUS-tin (English), ZHUYS-TEHN (French)

Number of syllables in the name Justin:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Justin:

Justin evokes feelings of hard work and honesty.

Alternative spellings for the name Justin:

Justyn, Justen

Nicknames for the name Justin:

  • Justy
  • Ten

Popularity of the name Justin:

According to the Social Security Administration, Justin is a popular boy’s name that was in the top 100 names from 1972 to 2014. The name has fallen in popularity since then and was at #168 in 2020.

Related names for the name Justin:

Great middle names for the name Justin and their meanings:

  • Scott (from Scotland)
  • Carlisle (from the walled city)
  • Sabin (from the Sabines)
  • Nathaniel (gift of God)
  • Lucas (man from Lucania)
  • Leo (lion)
  • Hugo (mind, intellect)
  • Otis (wealthy)
  • Rupert (bright flame)
  • Benedict (blessed)
  • Edmond (wealthy protector)

Famous people with the name Justin:

  • Justin Timberlake (American singer and actor)
  • Justin Long (American actor
  • Justin Henry (American actor)
  • Justin Lee Collins (English comedian)
  • Justin Bieber (Canadian singer)

Justins in popular culture:

  • Justin Finch Fletchley (Harry Potter series)
  • Justin Taylor (television, “Queer as Folk”)
  • Justin Foley (television, “13 Reasons Why”)
  • Justin Hammer (film, “Iron Man 2”)
  • Justin (video games, “Grandia”)