Justice

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Justice mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Justice

"Justice" is a name of English origin, and it means "Doing Right by the Law". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Jus"tice
Senses
  1. The quality of being just; conformity to the principles of righteousness and rectitude in all things; strict performance of moral obligations; practical conformity to human or divine law; integrity in the dealings of men with each other; rectitude; equity; uprightness." Justice and judgment are the haditation of thy throne." [Ps. ixxxix. 11.]"The king-becoming graces, As justice, verity, temperance, stableness, . . . I have no relish of them." [Shak.]
  2. Conformity to truth and reality in expressing opinions and in conduct; fair representation of facts respecting merit or demerit; honesty; fidelity; impartiality; as, the justice of a description or of a judgment; historical justice.
  3. The rendering to every one his due or right; just treatment; requital of desert; merited reward or punishment; that which is due to one's conduct or motives."This even-handed justice Commends the ingredients of our poisoned chalice To our own lips." [Shak.]
  4. Agreeableness to right; equity; justness; as, the justice of a claim.
  5. A person duly commissioned to hold courts, or to try and decide controversies and administer justice.
    synonyms: Equity; law; right; rectitude; honesty; integrity; uprightness; fairness; impartiality.

Note: ☞ This title is given to the judges of the common law courts in England and in the United States, and extends to judicial officers and magistrates of every grade.

Usage: Justice Equity Law. Justice and equity are the same; but human laws, though designed to secure justice, are of necessity imperfect, and hence what is strictly legal is at times far from being equitable or just. Here a court of equity comes in to redress the grievances. It does so, as distinguished from courts of law; and as the latter are often styled courts of justice, some have fancied that there is in this case a conflict between justice and equity. The real conflict is against the working of the law; this a court of equity brings into accordance with the claims of justice. It would be an unfortunate use of language which should lead any one to imagine he might have justice on his side while practicing iniquity ( inequity).Justice Rectitude. Rectitude, in its widest sense, is one of the most comprehensive words in our language, denoting absolute conformity to the rule of right in principle and practice. Justice refers more especially to the carrying out of law, and has been considered by moralists as of three kinds: (1 Commutative justice, which gives every man his own property, including things pledged by promise. (2 Distributive justice, which gives every man his exact deserts. (3 General justice, which carries out all the ends of law, though not in every case through the precise channels of commutative or distributive justice; as we see often done by a parent or a ruler in his dealings with those who are subject to his control.

Etymology: F., fr. L. justitia, fr. justus just. See Just (a.)

verb Jus"tice
To administer justice to.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Judgment involved in the determination of rights and the assignment of rewards and punishments
  2. The quality of being just or fair
  3. The United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870
  4. A public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice
Wiktionary
  1. An occupational surname​.
  2. A male or female given name from the abstract noun justice.
  3. The title of a justice of court.

Notable Persons Named Justice

Justice Smith is an actor. He was most active from 2012 to present. Justice was born on August 9th, 1995 in Los Angeles.

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L. Q. Jones is an actor and director. He was most prominent from 1955 to 2006. L. was given the name Justice Ellis McQueen, Jr. on August 19th, 1927 in Beaumont, Texas, U.S.

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Justice Cunningham is a football player. He has had major accomplishments since 2013. Justice was born on January 14th, 1991 in Pageland, South Carolina.

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Justice M. Fathima Beevi is a Member National Human Rights Commission, Governor of Tamil Nadu, MemberNational Human Rights Commission, 1st woman Judge, Supreme Court of India, and List of governors of Tamil Nadu. Justice was born on April 30th, 1927 in Pathanamthitta.

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Justice V. R. Krishna Iyer was a judge. Justice was born on November 15th, 1915 in Palakkad, Malabar district, Madras Presidency, India. He breathed his last breath on December 4th, 2014.

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justice was born on October 1st, 1947.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Justice

Victoria Justice is an actress and singer. She was most active from 2003 to present. Victoria was given the name Victoria Dawn Justice on February 19th, 1993 in Hollywood, Florida, U.S.

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David Justice is a baseball player. David was born on April 14th, 1966 in Cincinnati.

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Jim Justice is a businessman. Jim was given the name James Conley Justice, Jr. on April 27th, 1951 in Raleigh County, West Virginia.

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James Robertson Justice was an actor. He has had major accomplishments since 1944. James was given the name James Norval Harald Justice on June 15th, 1907 in Lee, London, England. James is also known as Seamus Mor na Feaseg, James R. Justice, James Robertson, and James Robertson-Justice. He breathed his last breath on July 2nd, 1975.

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Katherine Justice is an actress. Katherine was born on October 28th, 1942.

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Winston Justice is a football player. He was most active from 2007 to present. Winston was born on September 14th, 1984 in Long Beach, California.

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How popular is the baby name Justice in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 5 0 5
1902 5 0 5
1904 5 0 5
1910 5 0 5
1913 9 0 9
1914 8 0 8
1915 7 0 7
1916 13 0 13
1917 15 0 15
1918 11 0 11
1919 16 0 16
1920 11 0 11
1921 14 0 14
1922 7 0 7
1923 12 0 12
1924 11 0 11
1925 12 0 12
1926 7 0 7
1927 17 0 17
1928 16 0 16
1929 12 0 12
1930 7 0 7
1931 9 0 9
1932 11 0 11
1933 10 0 10
1934 6 0 6
1935 7 0 7
1936 6 0 6
1937 6 0 6
1938 11 0 11
1939 10 0 10
1941 9 0 9
1942 12 0 12
1943 5 0 5
1945 12 0 12
1946 9 0 9
1947 8 0 8
1948 7 0 7
1949 6 0 6
1950 6 0 6
1951 8 0 8
1952 6 0 6
1953 5 0 5
1954 7 0 7
1955 5 0 5
1957 5 0 5
1958 5 0 5
1959 7 0 7
1961 5 0 5
1962 7 0 7
1963 8 0 8
1965 5 0 5
1967 7 0 7
1968 7 0 7
1969 8 0 8
1970 12 0 12
1971 22 0 22
1972 27 7 20
1973 19 0 19
1974 28 0 28
1975 38 10 28
1976 25 7 18
1977 31 0 31
1978 33 7 26
1979 39 7 32
1980 39 9 30
1981 39 0 39
1982 51 5 46
1983 34 6 28
1984 27 0 27
1985 37 5 32
1986 49 15 34
1987 53 14 39
1988 60 22 38
1989 72 27 45
1990 85 18 67
1991 133 30 103
1992 200 36 164
1993 443 175 268
1994 1,188 719 469
1995 1,646 1,046 600
1996 1,688 861 827
1997 1,482 680 802
1998 1,393 608 785
1999 1,185 521 664
2000 1,133 477 656
2001 1,341 624 717
2002 1,557 725 832
2003 1,330 665 665
2004 1,243 592 651
2005 1,134 536 598
2006 1,267 546 721
2007 1,267 525 742
2008 1,245 570 675
2009 1,215 550 665
2010 1,135 548 587
2011 1,052 549 503
2012 1,096 585 511
2013 1,293 706 587
2014 1,289 763 526
2015 1,249 699 550
2016 1,268 666 602
2017 1,100 621 479

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Popularity of Justice as a first name

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Popularity of Justice as a last name

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Common last names for Justice

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Justice U.S.
  White 85.55% 64.26%
  African American 9.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.46% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.70% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.10% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Justice

People with the last name Justice are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Justice

  • What name lists does Justice rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Justice? Justice is the 1,304th most popular name of all time. As a last name Justice was the 1,077th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Justice have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 32,862 babies born with the first name Justice in the United States. That's more than enough people named Justice to occupy the country of San Marino with an estimated population of 32,312 (as of March 31, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Justice? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Justice first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Justice is Friday, May 10th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Justice born? The highest recorded use of the first name Justice was in 1995 with a total of 1,046 babies. That's a lot of babies named Justice!
  • Random Justice Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Justice ranks 99th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 10 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Justice: Your name in reverse order is Ecitsuj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ictusej. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Justice? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 32,480 people with the last name Justice.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Justice? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 11 of them will have Justice as their last name.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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