Latin justus 'just, fair'.
The byname of a Biblical character who was later venerated as a saint, a 2nd C pope and saint, a semi-legendary 3rd C saint, two 4th C martyrs, a 4th C French saint, and a 6th C Spanish saint. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Just.
This name is sometimes conflated with Josse, via spellings such as Jost.
- ● 814 Justus (nom) StVdM-II H1;
1301 Justus (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 216
- Old French
- ● 1292 Juste 1292paris p. 2;
1301 Justes (nom) MemPic-vol17 p. 236
- ● 1376 Iusto (abl) DouGen1 p. 161
Cite as: J. Uckelman, S.L. Uckelman. "Justus". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Justus.