Meaning and Origin of: Felix

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Happiness

Family name origins & meanings

  • Spanish (Félix), Portuguese, English, German, and Jewish (Ashkenazic) : from a medieval personal name (Latin Felix, genitive Felicis, meaning ‘lucky’, ‘fortunate’). This was a relatively common Roman family name, said to have been first adopted as a nickname by Sulla. It was very popular among early Christians and was borne by a large number of early saints.

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