Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. fə-LIS-i-tee
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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 jumped in popularity in the United States after the premiere of the television series Felicity in 1998. It is more common in the United Kingdom.

Related Names

DiminutiveFlick
Other Languages & CulturesFélicité(French) Felicitas, Felizitas(German) Felicitás, Zita(Hungarian) Felicita(Italian) Felicitas(Late Roman) Felicyta, Zyta(Polish) Felicidade(Portuguese) Felicitas(Roman Mythology) Felicidad(Spanish)

Popularity

People think this name is

classic   youthful   formal   upper class   natural   wholesome   delicate   refined   strange   complex   nerdy  

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Entry updated January 21, 2022