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Gender: male
Pronunciation: feel-ix, fell-eeks
Meaning: happy, lucky
Related Names: Felice, Feliu, Feliciano, Felicie, Feliciana

Length: 5 Gender: {{#if male

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Rank in 2000s: 386

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Name: felix Origin: Latin,,, Spanish,,, [[Origin::origin:German]], [[Category:origin:German Names]], [[Category:origin:German Given Names]], [[Origin::origin:English]], [[Category:origin:English Names]], [[Category:origin:English Given Names]], [[Origin::origin:French]], [[Category:origin:French Names]], [[Category:origin:French Given Names]] Meaning (no case): happy, lucky





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ORIGIN AND HISTORY

Felix (or the Spanish Félix) is a common first name and surname. It originates from Latin, meaning "happy" or "lucky". [1] Due to it's favorable meaning, the name was popular with early Christians and used by many Saints and Popes. [1] [1]

The surname Felix is most common among the Spanish and French. [1]

POPULARITY

United States[1]

POPULARITY STATISTICS
Year of Birth Rank
2006 397
2005 374
2004 393
2003 376
2002 395
2001 381
2000 376
1999 387
1998 388
1997 376
1996 380
1995 380
1994 391
1993 380
1992 346



Felix is the 1097 most common surname in Spain. [1]

Felix in Spain, by area
Province Rank
Huesca 77 most common (522 people)
Ciudad Real 360 most common (360 people)
Hueiva 415 most common (348 people)
Alicante 706 most common (526 people)
Barcelona 1321 most common (868 people)
Madrid 2484 most common (684 people)
Valencia 2716 most common (352 people)


PLACES

Felix is also the name of a number of places:

  • Felix, Spain is a small municipality in the Spanish province of Almería, in the autonomous community of Andalusia
  • St. Felix, Prince Edward Island
  • Felix Arba, Rab, honorary Roman title of island Rab in Croatia
  • San Felix, uninhabited island off the coast of Chile in the Pacific Ocean
  • Saint-Félix is the name or part of the name of several places
  • Băile Felixa thermal spa resort in Western Transylvania, Romania
  • Felixstowe, city in England
  • Felixdorf, a town in Austria[1]


SAINTS and POPES

  • Felix and Adauctus
  • Felix and Nabor
  • Felix and Regula
  • Felix of Burgundy
  • Felix of Cantalica
  • Felix of Como
  • Felix of Cornwall
  • Felix of Nicosia
  • Felix of Nola
  • Felix of Rhuys
  • Felix of Valois
  • Felix, martyred with Anesius
  • Felix, one of the Martyrs of Córdoba with Aurelius and Natalia
  • Felix, martyred at Furci (see Justin of Siponto)
  • Pope Felix I (269–274)
  • Antipope Felix II (356-365)
  • Pope Felix III (483–492)
  • Pope Felix IV (526-530)
  • Antipope Felix V, earlier Amadeus VIII of Savoy (1439-1449)


NAMESAKES

  • FELIX (acronym) - Free Electron Laser for Infrared Experiments
  • FELIX (acronym) Functional Environment for Longware Infrared eXchange[1]

Felix has also become somewhat iconographic for some of the fictional characters developed using that first name over the years including:

  • Felix the Cat, cartoon character
  • Felix Jaeger, a character in the Gotrek and Felix series of books
  • Felix Leiter, character from the James Bond books and movies
  • Felix Sanders, the protagonist of the book series The Divide trilogy
  • Felix Unger, character in television series The Odd Couple
  • Felix Lodd, A character in the Edge Chronicles

Felix is also the name of a number of place names:

  • St. Felix, Prince Edward Island
  • Felix, Spain is a small municipality in the Spanish province of Almería, in the autonomous community of Andalusia
  • Felix Arba, Rab, honorary Roman title of island Rab in Croatia
  • San Felix, uninhabited island off the coast of Chile in the Pacific Ocean
  • Saint-Félix is the name or part of the name of several places
  • Băile Felixa thermal spa resort in Western Transylvania, Romania
  • Felixstowe, city in England
  • Felixdorf, a town in Austria[1]


FAMOUS PERSONS




OTHER FELIX'S

Felix Smith, Felix Johnson, Felix Williams, Felix Jones, Felix Brown, Felix Davis, Felix Miller, Felix Wilson, Felix Moore, Felix Taylor, Felix Abali, Felix Abate, Felix Abdo, Felix Abioye, Felix Abram, Felix Chinenye, Felix Gabriel, Felix Abadia, Felix Abah, Felix Abalos, Felix Abbe-mensah, Felix Abella, Felix Aberouette, Felix Abeyta, Felix Abner, Felix Abrams, Felix Abreau, Felix Abad, Felix Abada, Felix Abadiano, Felix Abarca, Felix Abattam, Felix Abaunza, Felix Abaya, Felix Abbey, Felix Abboah, Felix Abbud, Felix Abdon, Felix Abel, Felix Abellera, Felix Abeson, Felix Abey, Felix Abiakam, Felix Abila, Felix Ablavskiy, Felix Abney, Felix Aboh, Felix Abot, Felix Abraham, Felix Abramovich, More results


NOTES

Facts about FelixRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 5  +
Meaning happy, lucky  +
Meaningnc happy, lucky  +
Name felix  +
Origin Latin  +, and Spanish  +
Popularity 2  +
Pronunciation feel-ix, fell-eeks  +
Rank in 2000s 386  +
Related Felice  +, Feliu  +, Feliciano  +, Felicie  +, and Feliciana  +
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