[ 2 syll. piu(s), pi-us ] The baby boy name Pius is pronounced in English as PAY-ahS †. Pius is an English and German name of Latin origin. A biblical name, it is derived literally from the word 'pius' which means pious, godly, honorable. The name was borne by at least twelve popes, and is often associated with the papacy. The name Pia (Dutch, English, Greek, Italian, Polish, Scandinavian, French, and German) is the female form of Pius.
The name Pio (Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish) is a variant of Pius.
Pius is unusual as a baby name for boys. It is listed outside of the top 1000 names.
† Pronunciation for Pius: P as in "pea (P.IY)" ; AY as in "side (S.AY.D)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"