Meaning: Honorable, just
Alternate spellings: Justus, Justyn, Justen
This just in (couldn’t resist) – Justin comes from the Latin name Justus, not surprisingly meaning “honorable” or “just.” Justin has been a steady fixture on the top 1,000 since the late 1880s, but didn’t hit the top 10 until 1987, where it stayed for four years. It’s been slipping recently, though with the popularity of smooth-dancing pop star Justin Timberlake, it’s likely to rise again. Justin would be a good pick if you’re spelling purists – unlike other popular names that have spurred a variety of alternate spellings, the only spelling of this name in the 2009 top 1,000 is the traditional one.
By The Numbers
U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008