Name: Felix

Origin and Meaning of the Name Felix

  • Meaning:
    Happy, lucky, fortunate
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Boy
  • Pronunciation:
    (FEE lix); (FAY leeks)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Felix)
  • Rating:
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Miscellaneous Info for Felix

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  • Used in:
    English, Norwegian and Swedish speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    There have been several St Felixs. St Felix and his sister, St Regula, are the patron saints of Zurich. St Felix of Burgundy is known as the bishop who introduced Christianity into East Anglia, in England. There have been four Popes named Felix.

    Felix Mendelssohn was a German Romantic composer. Felix Hoffman was the chemist who discovered Aspirin.

    Felix Holt, the Radical is a social novel written by George Eliot in 1866 about political disputes in a small English town at the time of the First Reform Act of 1832. Felix is also a character in the popular Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer.

    Felix the Cat is a black-and-white cartoon from the age of silent films. Felix is also a European cat food brand. Their icon is a blank-and-white cat.

    In Quebec, Felix was the 10th most popular name in 2006.

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Popularity Rank of Felix (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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Felix - Rankings by Year

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