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Gender: Female Meaning of Pia: "from Mount Olympus" Origin of Pia: Latin

The name Pia is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "from Mount Olympus". Pia and is often added to lists like Unique Vintage Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Octuplet Game - Girls!".

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Soft name in the Mia-Nia-Tia family, Pia is heard in both European and Hindi languages.

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Famous People Named Pia

Maria Pia of Savoy, Queen of Portugal
Maria Pia della Grazia, Princess of the Two Sicilies, Duchess of Parma
Pia Maria Raniera Isabella Antonia Vitoria Thereza Amélia Gerarda Raimunda Anna Micaela Rafaela Gabriela Gonzaga, Princess of Orléans-Braganza
Pia Alfreda Zadora, American actress and singer
Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, Filipina-German model/actress, Miss Universe 2015
Pia Miranda, Australian actress
Pia Toscano, American pop singer ("American Idol")
Pia Merete Tjelta, Norwegian actress
Pia Tassinari, Italian operatic soprano
Pia Reyes, Filipina model
Pia Charlotte Caminneci Degermark, Swedish actress
Pia Mia Parez, R&B singer
(Liana) Pia Coronado Guanio, Filipina TV personality
Pia Renate Haraldsen, Norwegian TV presenter
Pia Ann-Kristin Johansson, Swedish actress
Pia Christina Miller Getty, American socialite and filmmaker
Maria Pia de Saxe-Coburgo e Bragança, illegitimate daughter of King Carlos I of Portugal
Maria-Pia Ludovika Ulrika Elisabeth Paschaline Katharina Ignazia Lucia Johanna Josefa Kothbauer, Princess of Liechtenstein; cousin of Prince Hans-Adam II
Maria Pia De Vito, Italian jazz singer
Maria-Pia Casilio, Italian actress
Maria Pia Calzone, Italian actress
Maria Pia Mastena, Italian beatified nun

Pop Culture References for the name Pia

Pia, character in the Bollywood film "3 Idiots"
Pia Freeman, character on Australian kids' TV series "Snobs"
Pia, main character in "Origin" by Jessica Khoury
Pia Dante, character in Andy Mulligan's "Trash"
Pia, Italian word for "tender or delicate" (as in "pia mater")
Pia, Portuguese for "Sink"
Pia, character in George R. R. Martin's "A Game of Thrones"


ambercat Says:


I can't get past that P-I-A is used as an unflattering acronym to describe people who are a pain in the rear end. Probably not a good idea to stick on a little girl, even if she is a pain.

stellarvra99 Says:


Pia is just gorgeous! Short and spunky!

phunkyvida Says:


In Sanskrit Pia means "Beloved or One Who is Loved" and in Latin Pia means "Pious". Both Latin and Sanskrit pronunciations are the same: PEE-ah. I would be afraid of people teasing the child (Pee-er someone who pees???)

paulapuddephatt Says:


Quite cute

anniebrown01 Says:


I actually have a friend that is named Sophia, but to make her popular name more unique, everyone calls her Pia. Maybe this or something similar instead of using it as a full name

disqus_yW4YvZdSFm Says:


What accent is that? I hear that a lot of people pronounce -er as -a and vice versa, but I can't seem to force my accent to do it and I don't hear it that much where I live.

meek Says:


I want to love it but yes it sounds like pee er

EW314 Says:


I think it's cute and lively. Teasing potential here though...

Impwood Says:


I think this is a sweet and pretty name, but where I live it sounds exactly the same as, er, the more common way of saying one who urinates. I know it's not a real word, but I'm sure small children would turn it into one!

vintageisfave Says:

2015-09-29T00:51:26 There are way better girls names that start with "P".

banomi Says:


My cousin just named her baby Pia.