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Gender: Male Meaning of Justin: "fair, righteous" Origin of Justin: Latin Justin's Popularity in 2017: #126

The name Justin is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "fair, righteous". Justin is ranked #126 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

Justin has been widely popular since the 1980s, when parents were seeking a fresher 'J' boys’ name to replace Jason, Jeremy and Jonathan. It's been dipping in popularity a bit in recent years but it reached as high as Number 9 in 1990. At this point it's Justin that is suffering from overexposure.

Justin stems from the Latin word meaning 'upright' and 'righteous.' Saint Justin was the first great Christian philosopher, thereby becoming the patron saint of philosophers.

Current popularity is boosted by heartthrobs Justin Timberlake and Justin Bieber.

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Famous People Named Justin

Saint Justin Martyr, 2nd-century apologist
Justin I (Flavius Iustinius Augustus), Eastern Roman Emperor
Justin II (Flavius Iustinius Iunior Augustus), Eastern Roman Emperor
Justin Randall Timberlake, American singer and actor
Justin Jacob Long, American actor
Justin Worthington Henry, American actor
Justin Drew Bieber, Canadian singer
Justin Paul Theroux, American actor
Justin Pierre James Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
Justin Lee Tuck, American NFL football player
Justin Carl Blackmon, American NFL football player
Justin Charles Swift, American NFL football player
Justin Donovan Houston, American NFL football player
Justin Forsett, American NFL football player
Justin Brooks Verlander, American baseball player
Justin Ernest George Morneau, Canadian baseball player
Justin Ikeem Staples, American NFL football player
Justin DeYarmond Edison Vernon, American singer-songwriter of Bon Iver
Justin Cole Moore, American country music singer
Justin Smith Morrill, U.S. Congressman from Vermont
Justin Lee Collins, English comedian
Justin Scott Hartley, American actor
(David) Justin Hayward, English musician of band The Moody Blues
Justin David Hawkins, English lead singer of band The Darkness
Justin Lin, Taiwanese-American film director
Justin Guarini (born Justin Eldrin Bell), American singer
Justin Alexander Gatlin, American Olympic sprinter
Justin Bruening, American actor and model
Justin Lee Bartha, American actor
Justin LeBlanc, deaf American fashion designer
Justin Steward Furstenfeld, American lead singer of band Blue October
Justin Gabriel (born Paul Lloyd Jr.), American pro wrestler
Justin Patrick Ryan, Scottish decorator and TV presenter
Justin Courtney Pierre, lead singer of American band Motion City Soundtrack
Justin (Kawika Young), American singer-songwriter
Justin Lo, Hong Kong-American singer-songwriter
Justin Portal Welby, 105th Archbishop of Canterbury
Justin Williams, Canadian ice hockey player
Justin Boyd Wilson, English racing driver
Justin James Wilson, American baseball player
Justin Irvin Upton, American baseball player
Justin Karl Michael Broadrick, English musician
Justin Gunnar Walter Chancellor, English bassist for band Tool
Justin Tranter, lead singer of American band Semi Precious Weapons
Justin Deeley, American model and actor
Justin Chatwin, Canadian actor
Justin Francis Rigali, American cardinal; Archbishop of Philadelphia
Justin Osuji aka Sonny J Mason, Scottish singer and producer
Justin Credible, ring name of Peter Joseph Polaco, American pro wrestler
Justin Robert Davis, American teen model & actor
Justin Peter Rose, English professional golfer
Justin Mckenzie Phillip, son of American singer Lil Mo
Justin Pippen, son of American basketball player Scottie Pippen
Justin Samuel Duggar, 14th child (9th son) of the reality TV show 19 Kids and Counting's Duggar family
Justin Hires, American actor and stand-up comedian

Pop Culture References for the name Justin

Justin Russo, character on TV's "Wizards of Waverly Place"
Justin Finch-Fletchley, character in the Harry Potter series
Justin Taylor, character on TV's "Queer as Folk"
Justin Foley, character in "13 Reasons Why"
Justin, character on animated series "Justin Time"
Justin Law, character in manga and anime "Soul Eater"
Justin Hammer, character in movie "Iron Man 2"
Justin, main character in video game "Grandia"
Justin, rat in book/movie The Secret of NIMH"
Justin Pitt, character on TV's "Seinfeld"
Justin Kiriakis, character on American soap "Days of our Lives"
Justin Suarez, character on TV's "Ugly Betty"
Justin Ortez, character in "Sims" series
Justin Stewart, Blue Turbo Ranger on TV's "Power Rangers Turbo"
"Justin," song by Korn

Justin's International Variations

Justo, Tuto, Justino (Spanish) Justek, Ustin, Jusa, Yust, Yustyn, Inek, Justyn (Czech) Juste (French) Justins, Justs (Latvian) Justukas, Justas, Justinas (Lithuanian) Justinus (Swedish) Guistino (Italian) Justus, Just (German) Joost (Dutch) Iustin (Russian)


TechnoKitten Says:


Justin reminds me more of Justin Timberlake than Justin Bieber

euphemiadwarlock9 Says:


This name has really grown on me. I love the meaning of this name. It's so positive. Justin Timberlake is a good a reference. He's a talented actor and singer, and he's also vegetarian right?
Plus this name has quite a long history and I love history!

Hailey Says:


I honestly had no idea this name had as much history as it does. I'm really shocked to read that it's a saint's name because, like others, it sounds so "fresh" and young.

Michaela Says:


Hilariously, I always forget Justin is tied to Justin Bieber and Timberlake. Whenever I see Justin I think "Oh! I haven't seen that name in a while..!"

Clarissa. Says:


Yeah, if you imagen a 90 year old grandpa it doesn't sound perfect. The name sounds really fresh. But nice to hear that you like the name too =).

Guest Says:


I've always felt it's a "young" name. I was shocked that it's Sean Penn's middle name because I'm like "he's in his 50s! that name sounds so current" but yeah I've always liked the name. Justice as well (both genders).

Clarissa. Says:


Why did no one started a conversation about the name "Justin" ? I think everbody know Justin Bieber; but I got obsessed with this name by a fiction character at my favorite book. I know that Justin is a outworn name, but it still sound amazing for me. What do you think about the name? =)