Eng (JUST-us); Germ (YUWS-tuws)
The name is derived from the Latin word for “just.” It was borne by at least 8 saints, one of whom was a Roman bishop sent to England to convert the Anglo-Saxons in the 7th-century.
The name was also borne by a son of the Roman Jewish Historian, Josephus, whose full name was Titus Flavius Justus (b.76 B.C.E). It was actually a common name among the early Roman/Italian Jewish community.
Another notable bearer was the 15th-century Dutch painter, known as Joos van Gent.
Currently, Justus is the 92nd most popular male name in Germany, (2011). His rankings in other countries are as follows:
- # 68 (Jošt, Slovenia, 2010)
- # 130 (Joost, Netherlands, 2010)
- #848 (United States, 2010)
Other forms of the name include:
- Joos (Dutch)
- Joost (Dutch)
- Justus (Dutch/English/Finnish/German/Latin/Romansch/Scandivanian)
- Juste (French)
- Jusztusz (Hungarian)
- Giusto (Italian)
- Just (Polish)
- Güst (Romansch)
- Jüst (Romansch)
- Justo (Spanish)
- Justa (Dutch/German/Latin/Polish/Spanish)
- Giusta (Italian)