Pious, a boy’s name, comes from the Latin term pius, meaning “dutiful.” From the beginning of its use in the 15th century, it's been used to describe very religious people, including twelve popes and four saints. One of these bearers was Pope Pius XII, who played an essential role in hiding over 1000 Jews in convents and monasteries during World War II and can inspire your little one to look out for and protect those in need. As a name, Pious is perfect for people who are driven by purpose and passion, whether they're a part of or outside organized religion. If you’d like your little one to emulate virtuous qualities, why not start with the righteous Pious?
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