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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.

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

For more information, see also the related boy name Faust.

There are 3 feminine forms of Felix: Faustine, Felicia and Felicity.


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).

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Similar Names

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