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What does Felix mean?

Felix \f(e)-lix\ as a boys' 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.


Felix has 12 variants: Fee, Felic, Felice, Feliciano, Felicio, Felicks, Felike, Feliks, Felizio, Felyx, Fleicien and Pelike.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Faust.

Felix has 3 feminine forms: Faustine, Felicia and Felicity.


Felix is a very popular first name for men (#259 out of 1220, Top 21%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#1011 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Felix for boys. Felix reached its peak rank of #149 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, and is currently at #267. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Felix name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Felim and Fenix. These names tend to be less frequently used than Felix.