Meaning and name origin
Felix \f(e)-lix\ as a boy's name is pronounced FEEL-iks. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Felix is "happy, lucky". Masculine of Felicity. The name was used by the Roman dictator Sulla. The name of three popes and many saints. Linked in America with cartoon character Felix the Cat (Latin feles, felis), and Felix Unger from "The Odd Couple". American physicist Felix Bloch.
For more information, see also the related boy name Faust.
Felix is a very popular first name for males (#259 out of 1220, Top 21%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1031 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Felix for boys (2014 statistics).