Given Name FELICITY

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: fi-LIS-i-tee   [details]

Meaning & History

From the English word felicity meaning "happiness", which ultimately derives from Latin felicitas "good luck". This was one of the virtue names adopted by the Puritans around the 17th century. It can sometimes be used as an English form of the Latin name FELICITAS. This name was revived in the late 1990s after the appearance of the television series 'Felicity'.

Categories

Discworld characters, literature, television, virtues, word names
DIMINUTIVE: Flick
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Félicité (French), Felicitas, Felizitas (German), Felicitás, Zita (Hungarian), Felicita (Italian), Felicitas (Late Roman), Felicyta, Zyta (Polish), Felicidade (Portuguese), Felicitas (Roman Mythology), Felicidad (Spanish)
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