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I've found out that in the Pakistani language the meaning of the name Pia is 'Lover' and also that it's the name of an perennial herb of the East Indies to Polynesia and Australia, cultivated for its large edible root.
-- Anonymous User  3/11/2005
Movie star Ingrid Bergman named her first daughter Pia as a combination of her and her husband's initials (Peter Aaron + Ingrid). Peppermint Patty (Peanuts) is called Peppiga Pia in Sweden.
-- Elphi  12/16/2005
This name isn't Polish! We even don't use it!
-- Kicia  1/1/2006
Kicia, it is rare name in Poland, but this doesn't mean that the name Pia isn't used there. I've known some Polish Pias. :)
-- Yen_Yen  4/22/2006
I think Pia is a really sweet, simple, beautiful name; and the one Pia I know happens to be a sweet, simple, beautiful girl. I love it.
-- lezzie  8/10/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Pia here:
-- _satu_  9/3/2006
The pia is also a brain part, one of the layers surrounding it. This name isn't actually so bad, considering.
-- aqualime  11/9/2006
Excuse me. The brain part is actually the pia mater. It's the innermost and most delicate layer around the brain.

Actually, come to think of it, I don't like this name anymore. I'm a very inconsistent person.
-- aqualime  11/22/2006
I strongly dislike this name. It sounds so silly.
-- Anonymous User  11/18/2006
Ok, the 9th comment from the top, Well, that's kinda offensive to me cause MY name is Pia! >:(

My name is Italian and it means 'pious', 'devout' and 'prayerful'. It's pronounced PEE-AH. And it's a female name. Also, the names Piedad, Piety, Piia and Pius are all forms of Pia. I'm not American, but I do know a lot about my name.
ALSO it means compassionate and it's a Latin name.

More Facts:
1. The numerological value of the name Pia is number 8.
2. Backwards it spells Aip.
3. It consists of 3 letters and 2 syllables.
4. Pia in Numerology is: P=16 I=9 A=1 which adds up to 26
5. With the fact above, Pia ranks as 878
Hope this was helpful! :D.
-- FlamePrincess  4/29/2014

Your fun facts are completely irrelevant to the name or what people think about it. Most sane people don't believe in numerology, Aip isn't a word and everything else you mentioned is stupid. Wow, is Pia really 3 letters? OMG! A revelation!

Also, it doesn't matter if you are or aren't American. I'm not American either. Doesn't change anything.

You have your etymology backwards - Pia is more likely a version of the aforementioned names.

Prayerful isn't a word.

Erm... what else? Oh yeah, you can't be offended because people have opinions that differ from yours!

I personally think Pia is ugly, and having met one in real life I struggle to think of a more awkward name.
-- grimscribe  8/12/2015
It is pronounced PEE-a. Yes, I know that's sounds odd, but what else could it be said as? PIE-a?
Anyways, you can listen to the proununciation here:
-- bobcat_explorer  12/23/2006
To most Swedes this sounds like a nickname, not a proper name, but where Fia is short for Sofia, Pia doesn't have an equivalent.
-- Anonymous User  12/28/2006
Although I think this name is pretty and feminine, there are two associations that kind of spoil it for me; Pia Zadora, famous for... What is she famous for, exactly? And of course, Andrea Pia Yates, who drowned her five children while suffering from postpartum psychosis.
-- elizabeth hamlet  1/20/2007
Also used as a girls name in Slovenia.
-- earthnut  7/2/2007
PIA can also be an acronym for "Pain In the A$$". A friend's cat was named this.
-- earthnut  7/2/2007
Pia Miranda, Australian actress who was in the movie Looking for Alibrandi. I kind of like this name.
-- Anonymous User  8/12/2007
This name sounds a little girl who wets herself at night. ;)
-- Anonymous User  1/15/2008
Since my name is Pia I seriously don't think it's right to associate the name with a freak that killed all her children, a nobody, or someone who pees on themselves. You guys can't be a bit more sensitive? And to anyone who pronounces it PIE-Ah. You have issues. Pee-Ah is the correct way to say my name. And no I don't pee on myself.
-- littlep  3/10/2008
No need to be angry. Every name goes through its hardships. I get teased and said that I care about lines. Every single supply teacher called me Carolyn, but you don't see me saying they have issues. Take it with some humour!
I think Pia is a cute and simple. It's grown on me.
-- Carriebear_Nocare  3/29/2008
My dad was a Latin major and he told me just because it sounds like the English word pious like its derivation it doesn't just mean that. The main meaning is "dutiful/devoted" and later on "pious".

I'm Italian on my father's side and my dad was a bit of a Latin freak when he was in college so combine that with the Italian and I got named Pia! I was teased quite a bit at school and even now I get people who scrunch up their face and say "Wow that's an interesting name." I used to hate it, but now it's grown on me.
-- Anonymous User  8/28/2008
It is also a Bengali name (from Northeast India) meaning "the most beloved."
-- dreamsoflace  1/5/2010
Hmm. I'm so sorry, but this name just sounds hilarious in English-speaking countries. The first thing that comes to mind due to the pronunciation is a pee-r, as in a slang term to mean one who urinates/defecates. :\ I prefer the pronunciation pie-ah, but hmm, I can't help thinking that this pronunciation, although slightly better, may be provoking obesity! :S
-- walesgal92  4/24/2010
Pia Toscano-- inspiring Italian-American vocalist. A season 10 contestant of American Idol... finally narrowly voted off at the top 9 premier, April 7th, 2011, to the surprise and heartache of all.
-- Francesca  4/7/2011
The name indeed is rare in Poland, but I can recall one bearer: writer Pia Gorska.
-- prakash  4/19/2011
Pronounced "PYAAH" in Spanish and Italian.
-- batbright  7/29/2011
Pia Douwes is a Dutch theatre actress. She is best known for originating the role of Elisabeth in the musical of the same name.
-- faelivrin  10/22/2011
Pia Toscano is an American singer. She was a contestant on season 10 of American Idol.
-- Anonymous User  1/6/2012
Pia Tjelta (b. 1977) is a Norwegian actress.
-- overtheclouds  10/20/2012
The name Pia was given to 94 baby girls born in the US in 2012. Im not so sure about this one.
-- Oohvintage  7/18/2013
My full name is Olympia but my nickname is "Pia". Olympia is a Greek name which means mountains but more specifically "home of the Gods" or Heaven. I think it's a cute name. If I wasn't a Pia, I would think that anyone who was named Pia is one who is cute, peppy and outgoing, just from the mere sound of it.
-- Anonymous User  5/15/2014
Pia Manalo is a Filipina-American actress from Barney & Friends season 1 (1992).
-- Hanna15  6/4/2014
2015, my son has one Pia in his kindergarten class this year. She's a darling girl, very pretty and I guarantee you, she will be the ONLY Pia around these parts. Very unique name, absolutely gorgeous.
-- Anonymous User  2/12/2015
Like I tell every other person that seems to think Pia is Pie-ya... How would you spell Kia, Tia, Mia. I get complimented on my name always... But it's just a name, my name and I love my name, who cares what anybody else thinks of it everyone is entitled to their own opinion. My name does not make me who I am, but my name is cute and different to me and just as special as anybody else believes their name is.
-- ariesPia  8/27/2015
My name is Pia, I was born in 1977. I pronounce my name Pie-Uh. NOT Pee-ah. Actually hate when others pronounce it that way!
-- Phawkins  10/23/2015
I am half Danish but born and raised in the UK. I always liked the name Pia when I saw it used in conjunction with a Scandinavian surname so we named our daughter that. She is now 9 and is teased at school - Pia, Pia, Piano (ad nauseum) and referencing the wetting herself too. She does not like it and so this very evening we are adding Freya to her name by deed poll. This is the name we originally were going for but got sidetracked when my religious relations in Jutland objected. Like Norse mythology is any more silly and made up than the Bible! Anyway, we named her Pia Storm Larsen and she won't use Storm. Before anyone accuses me of pandering to a young child I should say I was given a ridiculous Danish name which I always hated and wish my parents had offered me the out in 1975! Pia IS a pretty name but only when pronounced in Danish (or other continental countries) and without the toilet overtone which the English children delight in.
-- jewish viking  12/7/2015

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