Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. JUS-tin(English)

Meaning & History

From the Latin name Iustinus, which was derived from Justus. This was the name of several early saints including Justin Martyr, a Christian philosopher of the 2nd century who was beheaded in Rome. It was also borne by two Byzantine emperors. As an English name, it has occasionally been used since the late Middle Ages, though it did not become common until the second half of the 20th century. Famous modern bearers include pop stars Justin Timberlake (1981-) and Justin Bieber (1994-).

Related Names

Feminine FormsJustina(English) Justine(French) Justina(Slovene)
Other Languages & CulturesGiustino(Italian) Iustinus(Late Roman) Justinas(Lithuanian) Justyn(Polish) Justino(Portuguese) Justino(Spanish) Iestyn(Welsh)
User SubmissionJustín


Depiction of Saint Justin Martyr (1584)Depiction of Saint Justin Martyr (1584)

People think this name is

wholesome   strong   refined   strange   simple  

Name Days

Croatia: June 1
France: June 1


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Entry updated January 21, 2022