Pio: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Pio

Pio

Pronunciation: PEE-oh (key)

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My father's first name was Pio. He named me after him but when I was 21, I changed my first name. I did, however, research the name. I found that "Pio" is a name given to boys in atleast 5 languages, Italian, Filipino, Spanish, Samoan and Hawaiian. I am guessing it is possibly used in other Latin and Pacific languages.

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I used to be teased by my classmates throughout elementary and high school -- of all places, in Hawai'i. I used to feel a low self-esteem that I had to work hard on my self-confidence. After I changed my name, I regretted that I did not keep it as a part of my new legal name. I still love the name, its meaning and its respectful history.

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Meanings and history of the name Pio: | Edit

In my research, I found that "Pio" means, "An arch and to conquer."

Pio is a cognate of Pius, a name used by at least 12 Popes.

Famous real-life people named Pio: | Edit

Padre Pio, a popular priest in the Catholic Church. (http://www.padrepiodevotions.org/) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pio_of_Pietrelcina)
Gov. Pio de Jesus Pico - governor of San Diego, CA in 1945 (under Mexican rule at the time). He was of mixed descent - Mexican, African, Indian and Italian. Pio Pico State Park in Whittier, CA is named after the former governor. (http://www.sandiegohistory.org/bio/pico/picopio.htm)
Anthony Pio Costa, a well-known businessman in New Jersey, left his legacy behind through his business, "Pio Costa Enterprises" (http://www.piocosta.com/), now led by Athony Pio Costa III.

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I found a Czech band called, the Pio Squad (http://www.myspace.com/piosquad). A greek museum is named, The Museo Pio-Clementino (http://www.christusrex.org/www1/vaticano/C-Clementino.html).

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