Meaning: “pious; dutiful.”
The name is derived from the Late Latin, meaning “pious; dutiful.” It was borne by twelve popes, and the name has been especially common in German-speaking countries, particularly among Catholic families.
Currently, it the 386th most popular male name in Germany, (2011).
Other forms of the name include:
- Pius (German/Latin/Polish/Romansch)
- Pio (Italian/Portuguese)
- Pijus (Lithuanian)
- Pío (Spanish)