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Pious (IPA: /ˈpaɪəs/)

Pious (a.)

Of or pertaining to piety; exhibiting piety; reverential; dutiful; religious; devout; godly.

Pious (a.)

Practiced under the pretext of religion; prompted by mistaken piety; as, pious errors; pious frauds.


Family name


River in France

Pious (Last Name / Surname)

Pious is the #152,628 most common last name / surname from the 2010 United States Census. The census reported that 107 people had that surname.

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A pious mind / Places honor above wealth - Rembrandt, Amsterdam 1634" - Rembrandt

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Better a debauched canary than a pious wolf." - Anton Chekhov

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Better wicked Lucifer for a master, thought I, than a pious Tyrant!" - Michael Moorcock

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Ferocious in battle, pious in the aftermath. Does that define who Kenshin is?" - Samurai Warriors

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Richard Dawkins is arguably England's most pious atheist." - Simon Conway Morris


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