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Felice is a great name for either gender. I like it more for a girl though. Probably because it’s close to Felicia so it’s kind of a variant of Felixa or Felicia, a feminine form of Felix.
caseynames6229  12/14/2018
Looks quite feminine.
kayisforkeen  10/13/2018
Felice means happy in Italian.
Kaydorable1  3/10/2016
I think this is the name of Ravenclaw's head of house and Charms teacher in Hogwarts: Felice Flitwick.
Kaylee_21  9/30/2015
Nope, that's Filius Flitwick, and he's a guy. ;)

Anyway, this is such a pretty name. I love it pronounced "fell-eece," like "fleece" with an extra syllable. I also waver between it and Felicity--not always sure which I like more, but I think it depends upon the surname. Felicia's nice, too.
IEnjoyTonsOGoodNames  1/24/2016
I wouldn't use this name on a boy, but I think it would be pretty on a girl with the pronunciation fə-LEES.
― Anonymous User  5/19/2014
Felice Peretti di Montalto was the birthname of Pope Sixtus V (Pontificate between 1585-1590).
CarolinW  6/11/2012
Proper pronunciation of the Italian Felice:


Pronounce the "E" in "Fe" as in "Pen". Stress the "I" in "Li". A "C" before an "E" (ce) is always said as an English "Ch", and being paired with the "E", equals "Chay". [noted -ed]
Francesca  11/30/2010
Also used as a female name in Italy. An example is Felice della Rovere, illegitimate daughter of Pope Julius II (c. 1483).
SSF  11/19/2010
I second SSF's comment about Felice being also used as a feminine name in Italy. While I was compiling data from civil registration records from the province of Bergamo in 1899, I noticed that, although used in small numbers, Felice is (sort of) equally used on both genders.
The adjective 'Felice' is derived from Latin 'fēlīcem,' the accusative of 'fēlīx' and that accusative term has both a masculine and feminine gender, so it does make sense that Felice is used on both genders, much like how Celeste came to be used on both genders.

Nowadays, it's almost always used for boys (2,172 boys from 1999-2015 according to ISTAT) but there were around 12-14 girls born with that name over the same time period.
m4yb3_daijirou  10/19/2017
As already mentioned, Felice was sometimes used as a feminine name in German-speaking countries (and is slowly being rediscovered at present).
One more or less well-known bearer was Kafka's fiancée, Felice Bauer.
― Anonymous User  3/4/2010
I prefer the spelling of “Felix” then Felice, Felice remains me of a fluffy coat.
MandieCampbell  5/3/2007
In Sweden Felice is used as a female name, as a variant of Felicia.
― Anonymous User  1/15/2007
Felice Schragenheim was a Jewish woman forced to go underground in Berlin during WW2. If you want to learn more about her tragic but fascinating life read the book "Aimee & Jaguar" by Erica Fischer or watch the movie.
Natima  3/10/2006

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