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About the Felix surname

Latin: Happiness

First name variations: Felice, Feliks, Felic, Felike, Fliks, Felo, Felizio, Filix, Filyx, Fylyx

Last name origin & meaning: 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.

Famous people who gave their babies this name: Elizabeth Banks

This name appears in the following lists: Biblical Names, Composers