Gender: Masculine
Origin: Latin
Meaning: “just.”
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)
Feminine forms include:
  • Justa (Dutch/German/Latin/Polish/Spanish)
  • Giusta (Italian)


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