Gender: Female Meaning of Justine: "fair, righteous" Origin of Justine: French feminine variation of Justin

Justine Origin and Meaning

The name Justine is a girl's name of French, Latin origin meaning "fair, righteous".

Justine is a French name that's never reached the popularity we think it deserves. Like its far-more-common brother Justin, Justine is sleek, and sophisticated, but still user-friendly.

Justine has had a very erratic popularity path in this country. It first was noticed in the late 1950's via the eponymous novel that was part of Lawrence Durrell's Alexandria Quarter, but reached its highest peak--at Number 175-- in the eighties, during the TV run of Family Ties, featuring Justine Bateman. Justine is still a Top 60 name in its native France.

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Famous People Named Justine

Pop Culture References for the name Justine

Justene, Justeen, Jestine, Justa, Justicia, Justyne, Justeene, Justyn

Justine's International Variations

Justyna (Polish) Giustina (Italian) Jestina (Welsh) Justina (Greek)


bordercollie Says:


I love the name Justine. It's got a sort of sleek, tailored, elegant femininity that I really like.

livialucille Says:


Time to block Kaylon O. Centres for having a chip on his shoulder about transgender and gender-nonconforming kids existing. Every other comment he makes on this website is yelling at people for naming their daughters insufficiently feminine names. I feel sorry for any kids he has, especially if they turn out to be trans or gnc. They will have "identity issues" just from having such an asshole of a father.

mrs_anton_yelchin1990 Says:


Even though Justine never got suuuper still somehow sounds dated to me.

Kaylon O. Centres Says:


Justin doesn't sound remotely feminine. It's like naming a girl John. I find it weird that outside a truly unisex name that anyone would want to name their child an opposite gender name. We wonder why there are so many identity issues amongst some youth.

paulapuddephatt Says:


The name Justin did actually appear in a name book I own, listed as a unisex name, but I suppose that all that means is that some people have used it for girls. I can't see the point myself. If parents go against social norms, it's the kid who suffers for it at school, and is stuck with the name throughout adult life.

James_R Says:


No, It's a male name. I suppose you could name your boy Jennifer but the rest of the world would consider his name to be feminine and you would be the only one in the world who thought the name was unisex.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Justine is a pretty name, and nicer for never having been super popular. Has anyone else heard of the name Justin being used as a girls' name? I understand that it can be, and someone I knew had a daughter named Justin. Many names are listed on this site as unisex that I would never have thought were - but yet, Justin is listed as an exclusively male name, which I believe to be incorrect. Justin is a unisex name, mainly given to boys.

Yessica Says:


I know a guy named this, he says it's pronounced Justin though.

J. Says:


As you've seen in Frankenstein, Justines often suffer an unfortunate fate in literature and it is usually because the name symbolizes justice and justice is often exploited. Other novels have Justines with unfortunate fates as well.

Michaela Says:


I was almost named Justine. I think it would have suited me.

bythesea03 Says:


I'm also a Justine, and have never disliked it. My ballet teacher growing up also had a daughter named Justine who was a few years younger than me. So we were "Big" & "Little" Justine for years. She's the only one I've ever met in person. I appreciate the name for being unique and classic. My mom actually named me after the book Justine from the Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell, since she was reading it when I was born. I thought about naming my daughter Clea (the final book in the Quartet), but ended up with something else instead.

It also fits right into my siblings names (older brother Emerson, younger brother Nicholas, younger sister Millicent).

At the end of the day, I like my name quite a bit. Despite also being called Justin, Christine, Jessie, etc by people unfamiliar with it. :)

Justine SH Says:


I'm Justine and I've never not liked my name. I find it unique and interesting. I like it because it is feminine and it isn't too common. I've met some other Justines before but not too many.
People will often read it as Justin (teachers included) or mishear it as Christine. It's hard for some people to remember becuase I think they aren't super familiar with it ("what was your name again...Jessica, Jennifer etc...?)
I think the only possible negative is the novel by de Sade where Justine suffers quite an unfortunate fate. However, at this point most people don't associate it with that novel, although I did get asked about that the other day.

All in all a wonderful and memorable name for me :)

Zelliew Says:


I like Justine & it's not too popular

AliciaDawn Says:


After I read Frankenstein in school last year I have loved this name! Justine is a minor character who meets a tragic end but I love the name nonetheless. Its not very popular but people recognize it. Its not hard to spell, its simple but elegant. I adore this name.

indiefendi2 Says:


Justine was always pretty to me but 2000s-present girls are named Justice.