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The first name 

Pia is a female first name.

Pia is a well-known but special name!

Pia is a well-known name in the US, but is still special. It is currently only given to every ten thousandth girl, and therefore ranks at 1,808 in the SmartGenius statistics. This means there are 1,807 girls names that are more common, but also tens of thousands that are much rarer. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Pia.

You won't believe all there is 
to discover about the name

Pia -
an underrated contemporary

While Pia isn't one of the most popular names of all time, it seems to be attracting more and more parents in the 21st century. In 2022 the name Pia reached its highest popularity with #1,316 in our ranking of all female first names. Because it's so exquisite, moms and dads haven't always thought of naming their daughter Pia (or at least not more than four in some years as there must be at least five girls named Pia to appear in the official statistics). Using these criteria, the first name Pia has been given to babies in 91 of the 143 years since records began, making girls with this name still very special today.

In years where the graph has no value, the name Pia was given less than five times or even none at all in the entire USA.

Pia -
quite rare in all states

The odds of living in the same statae as someone named Pia are about the same as meeting someone with blue eyes in the entire country – both odds are about 25 to 30 %. More precisely, the first name Pia is registered in 17 states, among which are Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida or Georgia. In proportion to the female population, most women and girls with the first name Pia live in New York, and even there the name is rather special – only one in 18,588 would turn around if you called the name Pia across New York.

Pia has 3 letters 
and begins with a P

Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter P is quite rare as an initial letter for girls' names: only 1.6% of all common girls' names in the US begin with a P, which means that this initial occurs only about half as often as the other letters on average. Nevertheless, P is by no means the rarest initial. While A, S and M are the most common first letters of girls' names, Q, X and U are the least common initials of feminine first names.

With only three letters, the name Pia is obviously very short. In fact, only 1.0% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly three letters. Just 0.2% of all first names are even shorter and only have two letters, while nearly 99% of all boys’ and girls’ names use more than three letters. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.

That means that since 1.6% of all girls’ names begin with a P, this initial occurs less than half as often as the other letters on average. By the way, of the comparatively few girls' names that begin with a P, Patricia is currently the most common.

Other names with 
P, i and a

If you take all the letters in the name Pia – P, i and a – and put them together again, you can form another name, such as Pai.

With hands, flags and sounds 
How to say Pia

If your name is Pia and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...

This is how you spell the name Pia

So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Pia, you can simply say:




This is how the name Pia is spelled in the NATO phonetic alphabet

The NATO alphabet often helps people spell words on the phone or radio when there are communication problems.

How do you write Pia in Braille?

Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.



You want to tell a deaf person that your name is Pia

Just use American Sign Language!

The name Pia is particularly colorful in the Semaphore flag signaling system!

These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.


Have you ever waved the name Pia

In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.


Beeping like crazy...

In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Pia sounds like this: