Felix Name Meaning & Origin


Pronunciation: FEE-liks (key)

Origin of the name Felix:

Derived from the Latin felix (happy, lucky). Felix was the name of four popes and several early saints, one of whom was an apostle to East Anglia.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Felix: | Edit

Felix is one of my favorite boy's names. I'm a bit of a progressive thinker, so I tend to prefer boy's names that shy away from the super masculine names with meanings of strength, courage, hunting prowess, et al. The meaning of Felix is a great one to carry.

Felix the Cat comes to mind.

And don't forget Felix Unger!

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I knew a boy named Felix, who grew into a man, but passed away too young. He was handsome, and sweet, and full of potential. He was very tall, and adventurous, and everybody liked him. The name will always be rich with meaning and beautiful to me. I hope people rediscover this classic, quirky, evocative name.

We named our son (b. 2012) Felix, and people keep telling us that they weren't so sure about it when we announced it, but that it's the perfect name for our smiley, friendly little guy. Then we tell them we picked it because it means happiness! It's turned out to be the perfect choice for our family.

There is a kid in my school named Felix. He is hot, and smart. Which is awkward for me because I fostered kittens before and named one Felix. It's a cute name, and means Happy. And also Felix the cat the wonderful wonderful cat. Sorry triggered moms middle schooler out! I don't know why I have an account on this website!

Nicknames for Felix: | Edit

Flick, Fix, Lixy, Flix, Fie, Eli, Flex
Flicker, Lex, Fox , Fe

Meanings and history of the name Felix: | Edit

Dutch origin
Happy, lucky, fortunate, blessed

Famous real-life people named Felix: | Edit

Felix Mendelssohn, German composer
Felix Adler, professor and founder of Ethical Culture
Félix Candela, Spanish-Mexican Architect
Felix Pipes, Austrian tennis player
Felix Jones, American football player
Felix Solis, American actor
Felix Hernandez, Venezuelan baseball player
Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, YouTuber known as PewDiePie
Felix Anastasia Bjork
Felix Griffiths (b. 2008), son of American-British film, television, and theatre actress, activist, and writer Gillian Anderson
Felix Handelman (b. 2011), son of American actress, director, model, and producer Elizabeth Banks
Felix Lee, South Korean-Australian lead rapper and lead dancer of South Korean pop boy group Stray Kids

Felix in song, story & screen: | Edit

Felix the Cat, the wonderful wonderful cat
Felix Unger, the fussy half of "The Odd Couple"
Felix Gaeta, character on "Battlestar Galactica" played by Alessandro Juliani
"Felix Holt, the Radical," novel written by George Eliot
"Confessions of Felix Krull," novel written by Thomas Mann
Felix Leiter, fictional character created by Ian Fleming for the James Bond novels and films
Felix King, one of the main characters in the TV series "Avonlea" in the books written by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Fix-It Felix, from the movie "Wreck-It Ralph"
Felix Warden, the youngest of four children in the "Superjail!" fanfics "All in the Family" and "Passion of the Guardiane."
Felix Smuckers, little brother of Alex S. Smuckers in the comic blog "The Greasers of Hazzick Flats"
Felix, one of the Lost Boys, and Peter Pan's second-in-command, on the TV series "Once Upon a Time"
'Felix Felicis', the 'Liquid Luck' potion in the Harry Potter series
Felix, a magician in Rick Riordan's "Kane Chronicles"
Felix Dawkins, supporting character on the BBC series "Orphan Black;" he is the foster brother of the main character, Sarah Manning.
Felix ferne in the nowhere boys
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