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Boy Name: Felix

Name: Felix
Pronunciation: \f(e)-lix\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: happy, fortunate
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Wilkes
Variant forms: Fee, Felic, Felice, Feliciano, Felicio, Felike, Feliks, Felizio, Felyx
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 259
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 1031


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, fortunate". Biblical: Roman procurator of Judea during Paul's time, a wily politician. The name of three popes and numerous saints. Feliciano is a Spanish and Italian form. Linked in America with cartoon character Felix the Cat, and Felix Unger from "The Odd Couple". American physicist Felix Bloch.

Felix has 9 variant forms: Fee, Felic, Felice, Feliciano, Felicio, Felike, Feliks, Felizio and Felyx.

A baby name that sounds like Felix is Wilkes.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Felix.


Felix is a very popular first name for men (#259 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#1031 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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