Quick Facts on Justice
- English, French, Latin
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Judge, Fairness, good reason
Characteristics of Justice
Etymology & Historical Origin - Justice
Justice comes from an English vocabulary word which is really more of a concept than something with a definitive meaning. People have varying ideas of justice but for the most part justice is a collective theory revolving around how people are treated and how decisions are made in the interest of fairness and good reason. Aristotle said “The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.” It has to do with doing what is right within the codes of ethics, laws, morals, religion, reason and/or equity. As a name, Justice is actually the transferred use of an English surname originating from an occupation name. The word was borrowed from the Old French “justice” (form Latin “justus”) meaning ‘just, fair’ and signified a judge or an officer of justice whose responsibility it was to determine fair outcomes of situations in old England. Justice is also a “virtue name” and one of the four cardinal virtues (the others being prudence, temperance, and fortitude). Justice is the point between selflessness and selfishness. As the great philosopher Plato once said: “Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.” Justice is critical to civilized human behavior. As a given name, Justice is bestowed upon both males and females.
Popularity of the Name Justice
Justice is a unisex name in America. For boys, Justice dates back to the 19th century when these types of virtue names were popular. However, for most of the 20th century Justice simply couldn’t be found! The name remained off the male naming charts for over 100 years and finally reappeared in 1992. Shortly thereafter, in 1994, Justice reared her lovely head on the female naming charts. The delta in usage between the two genders is fairly minimal and has been for 20 years. It is currently more popular for boys than for girls, but that could easily flip-flop at any time. This name is squarely androgynous which is nice since Justice should be equal for one and all. Virtue names seem to be making a comeback in the 21st century. Parents are using vocabulary words and concepts to name their children in an effort to showcase the values they hold most dear. Justice is a name attractive to both religious nonconformists as well as liberal artistic people. It’s also befitting that Justice is a Number Six in numerology – this is the number that seeks balance and is very community-minded. Coincidence? We think not.
Popularity of the Unisex Name Justice
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Justice
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Justice
Justice We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Justice.
Popular Songs on Justice
Justice - a song by Ziggy Marley
Justice is Might - a song by Sonic Youth
Justice Tonight / Kick it Over - a song by The Clash
Love is Stronger than Justice - a song by Sting
Rough Justice - a song by Bananarama
Southern Justice - a song by Travis Tritt
The Word Justice - a song by Jackson Browne
Children's Books on the Baby Name Justice
Justice - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character with the first name Justice.
Famous People Named Justice
Famous People Named Justice - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Justice.
Children of Famous People Named Justice
Famous People Who Named Their Child Justice - John Mellencamp (musician, daughter named Justice); John Singleton (filmmaker); Steven Seagal (martial artist, actor)
Justice - Unisex Baby Name - Historic Figures
Justice - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Justice.
Personality of the Unisex Name Justice
Romance is the hallmark of the Six personality. They exude nurturing, loving, and caring energy. Sixes are in love with the idea of love in its idealized form - and with their magnetic personalities, they easily draw people toward them. Like the number Two personality, they seek balance and harmony in their life and the world at large. They are conscientious and service-oriented, and a champion for the underdog. These personalities naturally attract money and are usually surrounded by lovely material objects - but their human relationships are always primary. They thrive in giving back to others rather than being motivated by their own desires. This is when they achieve great things. Sixes are natural teachers, ministers and counselors.
Variations of the Baby Name - Justice