Given Name FELIX

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: FE-liks (German, Swedish), FAY-liks (Dutch), FEE-liks (English)   [details]

Meaning & History

From a Roman cognomen meaning "lucky, successful" in Latin. It was acquired as an agnomen, or nickname, by the 1st-century BC Roman general Sulla. It also appears in the New Testament belonging to the governor of Judea who imprisoned Saint Paul.

Due to its favourable meaning, this name was popular among early Christians, being borne by many early saints and four popes. It has been used in England since the Middle Ages, though it has been more popular in continental Europe. A notable bearer was the German composer Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847).

Categories

Bobs Burgers characters, Danish royal family, Disney characters, felines, Quantico characters, storms
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Phelix (Biblical Greek), Feliu (Catalan), Félix (French), Felice (Italian), Feliks (Polish), Félix (Portuguese), Feliks (Russian), Feliks (Slovene), Félix (Spanish)
SAME SPELLING: Félix
  United States
2016
  Australia (NSW)
2016
  Austria
2014
  Belgium
2015
  Canada (BC)
2015
  Denmark
2015
  England and Wales
2016
  France
2015
  Netherlands
2016
  New Zealand
2016
  Norway
2015
  Sweden
2016
  Switzerland
2013