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Quick Facts on Felix

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Latin
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 296
Simple meaning:
Happy, fortunate

Characteristics of Felix

  • Inspirational
  • Highly Intuitive
  • Spiritual Teacher
  • Extremely Bright
  • Uplifting
  • Truth-seeker

Etymology & Historical Origin - Felix

The name Felix comes from the Latin word for "happy". The name not only denotes happiness, but also fortune, good luck and success. It was largely used as a Latin cognomen during antiquity as a result of this favorable omen, and has been borne by scores of Christian saints, three popes and two antipopes. The byname Felix was most famously given to Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix (commonly known as just “Sulla”), a first century BC Roman general and dictator of the Republic. Sulla was a highly skillful general (never lost a battle) and was said to have the cunning of a fox and the courage of a lion, so by adding Felix to his long list of names was not exactly a stretch. The name became very popular among early Christians and maintained wide usage throughout Europe since the Middle Ages. Felice, Felicia and Felicity are all feminine versions of this auspicious name. Felix is currently ranked highest in Germany and Austria, but it is also a favorite among Scandinavians (Denmark, Norway, Sweden).

Popularity of the Name Felix

Felix enjoyed moderately high success at the turn of the 20th century, but in the past 100 years it has slightly declined in usage. Nonetheless, Felix is still a consistently used name, but only in moderation which makes it an original choice today. Most American parents have probably forgotten about this "happy" name, but when reminded, it’s hard not to embrace it. It’s cute, it’s offbeat and it’s a little funky. Felix the Cat was a hugely popular cartoon cat in the silent era of film and still one of the most recognized cartoon characters in history (as a result, many people think of Felix as a name for one’s pet cat). And now that we’re almost 40 years beyond the old TV series “The Odd Couple”, the name is no longer associated with the persnickety character of Felix Unger. Instead, Felix is getting back to its original Latin roots – and who doesn’t want happiness and good fortune bestowed upon their children? Felix is a strong-sounding, energetic and friendly name. It’s just one of those names that puts a smile on your face.
Popularity of the Boy Name Felix
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Felix

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Felix

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Felix

    Felix De Lacey (Frankenstein) Felix is a character in Mary Shelley’s classic novel, “Frankenstein”, or, The Modern Prometheus, which was first published anonymously in 1818. Felix is the son of a good family which has fallen upon hard times, and now lives in a cottage near Victor Frankenstein’s estate. The monster stumbles upon Felix and his family and learns language and history by eavesdropping on their lessons for and conversations with their Turkish guest, Safie (with whom Felix is in love). As understanding and communication open new vistas to Frankenstein’s monster, so, too, does his observation of the relationship between Felix and Safie give him hope for the possibility of some measure of affection between him and his maker. Felix, however, dashes those hopes when the monster reveals himself, driving him away from their home and hearth, and illuminating the alienation that is part of the monster’s very creation. We can only say in Felix’s defense that he is but a representative of a society which, even when it is striving to be good and kind, cannot bear the concept of “otherness”.

  • Popular Songs on Felix

    Popular Songs on Felix

    Felix - a song by No Use For A Name

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Felix

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Felix

    Felix and the Blue Dragon (Angela McAllister) - Imagine a silk flag, shimmering with all the colors of the rainbow, that can call up the four winds. Or a golden horn, that summons all the birds and beasts in the land. This is the story of those treasures and of Felix, a lonely prince, who has only his shadow to play with—until he meets a mysterious blue dragon. This is an enchanting story about finding friendship. Recommended for ages 5-8.

    Felix Explores Our World (Marc Tyler Nobleman) - Felix, a walking, talking stuffed rabbit and prolific letter-writer, takes readers on explorations of holidays, time, geography, history, astronomy and the environment. The black-and-white activity book's 167 games and puzzles (each includes difficulty levels and solutions), art projects and 32 letters from Felix provide factual fun for rainy afternoons and long car rides. A 2000 Parents' Choice® Approved winner. Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Felix Feels Better (Rosemary Wells) - Felix ate too many chocolate blimpies and now he doesn't feel well. So off to Doctor Duck he must go. "Don't be afraid, my little moonbeam," says Mummy. But Felix is afraid. He's afraid the doctor will ask his mummy to leave the room. But Mummy stays with Felix the whole time while the doctor examines him. Then Felix is given two spoonfuls of Happy Tummy and he gradually starts to feel better. The book ends with Felix back to his old self and planning all the fun that he and his mummy will have the following day. This reassuring story is a spoonful of pleasure that will make everyone feel much better! Recommended for ages 3-7.

    Felix Takes the Stage (Kathryn Lasky) - The Deadlies are like any other family with a loving mother and bright, rambunctious children. Except they're spiders. Really, really poisonous ones. But Edith and her children are kind and cultured. In fact, the Deadlies had been happily living in a symphony hall until Edith's son, Felix, had a...misunderstanding with the maestro. Now they're on the hunt for a new home. That is, if they can outwit the overzealous arachnologists and evil exterminators on their tail. Will they ever find a place to live in peace? Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Letters from Felix: A Little Rabbit on a World Tour (Annette Langen) - In the bestselling book Letters from Felix, something terrible happens at the end of vacation: Sophie's cuddly rabbit, Felix, disappears in the airport! This is very, very bad, because Sophie and Felix are inseparable. But when school starts again, suddenly a letter for Sophie arrives from London - a letter from Felix! Over 4.8 million Felix books have been sold worldwide! Also in the series: Felix Travels Back in Time; Felix and the Flying Suitcase Adventure; Felix Explores Planet Earth; Felix's Christmas Around the World; and Felix Joins the Circus. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Max and Felix (Larry Dane Brimner) - A new camera for his birthday spells fun for Felix, who captures his pal Max riding a skateboard, working with a hammer and nails, and telling ghost stories. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    The Incredible Painting of Felix Clousseau (Jon Agee) - Award winner. An unknown painter becomes an overnight sensation when his paintings imitate life too well by quacking, crawling, and erupting all over Paris. Recommended for ages 3-7.

    The Other Felix (Keir Graff) - Felix has nightmares. Every night when he falls asleep he goes to the land of monsters, and when he wakes up he's back in his bed with mud on his feet and torn pajamas. One night Felix meets a boy who knows how to fight the monsters, a boy who looks just like him and is also named Felix. The Other Felix is a fantastical, psychological story of growing up for kids who have graduated from Where the Wild Things Are but are still fascinated by the world of dreams. Recommended for ages 8-12.

  • Famous People Named Felix

    Famous People Named Felix

    Famous People Named Felix - Felix Mendelssohn (German composer); Felix Bloch (Nobel Prize winner, physics); Felix Frankfurter (U.S. Supreme Court Justice); Felix Adler (International Clown Hall of Fame member); Felix Chouinard (baseball player); Felix Hernandez (baseball player); Felix Jose (baseball player); Felix Mackiewicz (baseball player); Felix Moses (baseball player); Felix Potvin (hockey player); Felix Rodriguez (baseball player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Felix

    Children of Famous People Named Felix

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Felix - Elizabeth Banks (actress)

  • Historic Figures

    Felix - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Felix - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Felix.

Personality of the Boy Name Felix

The number 11 is a Master Number, and embodies heightened traits of the Two. This personality is on a life journey to find spiritual truth. They are extremely idealistic and intuitive. Elevens have a rare and exceptional spiritual energy that brings a sense of obligation to illuminate the world around them. It's a very powerful responsibility, but these people have far more potential than they know. It's important that they surrender to higher ideals. They have the capacity to see the bigger picture, and they possess the skills to inspire others spiritually. Elevens have strong diplomatic skills and can become great peacemakers. Master numbers can be both a blessing and a curse, as they walk the fine line between greatness and the potential for self-destruction.

Variations of the Baby Name - Felix

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