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What does Felicity mean?

Felicity Pronunciation of Felicity [fe-lic-i-ty] as a girls' name is pronounced fa-LISS-a-tee. It is of Old French and Latin origin, and the meaning of Felicity is "lucky". From felicitas (see Felix). A virtue name first used in the 17th century. It is also the English form of the Late Latin personal name Felicitas, which was the name of several early saints.

Associated with: lucky (blessed), virtue, 17th century, saints.


Felicity has 4 variants: Felicita, Felicitas, Felicite and Flick.

Affiliated girl names: Alegra, Happy and Felicia.

1 masculine form: Felix.

Creative forms:
(female) Felicili, Filicity, ..

(male) Felicco, Felician, ..

Middle name pairings:
Felicity Karter (F.K.), ..

How popular is Felicity?

Felicity is an unusual given name for women. Felicity is an equally uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Felicity entered the list in 1992 and reached its peak position of #360 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Felicity name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Felicity outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Felicity (#360 a year ago) rated in the Top 2000 are Felicitas, Felicita and Felicia. Usage of these relations of Felicity was common among parents 25 years ago (adoption of 0.1%) and has become much diminished since. Felicia is more universally found than the rest, although Felicity seems to be gaining favor too, while Felicia is no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Felicity, Felicia, Felicita, Felicitas in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Felicia outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Belicia, Celicia, Chairity (see Charity), Delicia, Dimity, Falecia, Falicia, Felice, Feliciana, Felicidad, Felicie, Felicienne, Feliciona, Felina, Felipa, Felipina, Felis, Felisa, Felise, Felisha, Feliss, Felita, Feliz, Feliza, Felmine, Fericka (see Farica), Fidelity, Filicia, Filipina, Flicka, Florita, Melicia, Serenity, Trinity and Verity. These names tend to be more commonly used than Felicity.

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