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What does Felix mean?

Felix Pronunciation of Felix [fe-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.

Associated with: happy, lucky (blessed), roman, saints, cat (lion).


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

Related boy name: Faust.

3 feminine forms: Faustine, Felicia and Felicity.

Creative forms:
(male) Filix, Fiolix, ..

(female) Fela, Feli, ..

Middle name pairings:
Felix Kace (F.K.), ..

How popular is Felix?

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)

Felix reached its peak rank of #158 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #262. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Felix (#262 via latest list) are Feliciano and Felice. Adoption of these relations of Felix was at its apex in the 1900s (adoption of 0.1%) and is almost as widespread today (adoption 0.1%, 11.6%). Felix has been the most recognizable form.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Felix, Felice, Feliciano in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alix, Felan, Felim, Felipe, Felipo, Feltin (see Felton), Fenix, Feri, Fidelix, Filip, Flin and Flip. These names tend to be less frequently used than Felix.

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