Pius


Gender: Masculine
Origin: Latin
Meaning: “pious; dutiful.”
Germ (PEE-oos)

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)
A feminine form is Pia 
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