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Gender: Male Meaning of Justus: "just" Origin of Justus: Latin

The name Justus is a boy's name of German, Latin, Dutch origin meaning "just". Justus and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boy and girl makeover with middles".

From the experts:

More unusual than Justin, less word-like than Justice, this New Testament name could make an intriguing choice. After being off the popularity lists from 1904 to 1993, it is now being used in steady numbers.

There have been three notable saints named Justus: St. Justus of Canterbury, who was instrumental in the conversion of Anglo-Saxons to Roman Christians and became the fourth Bishop of Canterbury, and the martyred St. Justus of Beauvais and St. Justus of Lyons.

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Famous People Named Justus

Isaiah Justus Farrow, son of American actress Mia Farrow
Justus von Liebig, German chemist
Justus Lipsius, 16th-century philosopher
Justus D. Barnes, American stage and silent film actor best known for his role in the 1903 short silent Western, The Great Train Robbery

Pop Culture References for the name Justus

Justus is one of the priests of the Below, who cares for the temple bats, in Ally Condie's "Atlantia."


Diaper Bagge Says:


Really handsome name.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Justice has always sounded a little weird to me, on either gender. I like this much better!