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Origin: Latin
Meaning: Prosperous

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Felix

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Felix in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Felix:

  • Records indicate that 61,356 boys in the United States have been named Felix since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 1,025 people in the U.S. were given the name Felix. Those people are now 8 years old.

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      43 Positive Comments

  • "My son was born in January. I have a very common last name, so I wanted his first name to be memorable without being weird. I named him "Felix Emory" which means "happy/prosperous" and "industrious." He is already proving his first name; everyone comments on what an amazingly happy and sweet boy he is. I am so happy I named him this! The only thing I wish is that there were an easy nickname for it." Aug. 5, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I had a baby boy on April 8, 2010 and named him Felix. I love its meaning and didn't want a name that was used all the time (John, James etc) or anything overly quirky. FELIX BLOCH, Nobel Prize Winner, Physics 1952 FELIX FRANKFURTER, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Jan 30, 1939 - Aug 28, 1962 FELIX ADLER, International Clown Hall of Fame member (inducted 1989) FLIX ARAUZ, artist (painter) FELIX PEREZ CAMACHO, Politician FELIX CHOUINARD, baseball player FELIX CORREIA, professional soccer player FELIX DIAZ, baseball player FELIX ESCALONA, baseball player FLIX FAURE, former President of France FELIX FERMIN, baseball player FLIX GOUIN, former President of France FELIX GRUCCI, Politician FELIX HEREDIA, baseball player FELIX HERNANDEZ, baseball player FELIX JONES, football player FELIX JOSE, baseball player FELIX KIKWAI KIBORE, 2008 Olympic athlete - Qatar - Athletics FELIX LOCH, 2010 Winter Olympian - Luge FELIX MACKIEWICZ, baseball player FELIX MANTILLA, baseball player FELIX MARTINEZ, baseball player FELIX MARTINEZ CUEVAS, 2008 Olympic athlete - Puerto Rico - Athletics FELIX MENDELSSOHN, Composer FELIX MICHEL, 2008 Olympic athlete - Germany - Canoe/Kayak Slalom FELIX MILLAN, baseball player FELIX MOSES, baseball player FELIX PIE, baseball player FELIX POTVIN, professional hockey player FELIX RODRIGUEZ, baseball player FELIX ROHATYN, Business FELIX SANCHEZ, baseball player FELIX SILLA, Actor FELIX STEIGER, 2008 Olympic athlete - Switzerland - Sailing FELIX TORRES, baseball player FLIX VALLOTTON, artist (painter) FLIX ZIEM, artist (painter) FLIX ZULOAGA, former President of Mexico" Jun. 24, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love the name. Our first boy is Oscar though & there is Oscar & Felix the odd couple? So not sure if we can have Felix for our second son." Jun. 19, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think this name is really cool for a girl and if my third baby who is due in 2 weeks is a girl I'm definately going to call her Felix! VEry cool and unusual...not many girls at all, apart from on eon a uk drama called waking the dead where the doctor was called Felix, she was lovely!" Feb. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just named our son Felix who was born this week - We love the name and its happy, lucky associations. Our parents' generation have some associations with Felix the Cat but we don't think that's a bad thing - as other mentioned above there is also Felix Mendelsohn and as architects we've always been a fan of Felix Candela. Never known a Felix personally, but have always loved the name." Feb. 6, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name too and my husband also worries that people will link the name with "the Cat". If you really want this name for your daugther, you may consider "Felice", it's another form of Felix." Sep. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really really want to call my baby boy felix but my partner isnt keen on it he refers to it as the cat but i hope i can convince him cos its such a cool name and it will be such a cool guy!!i hope he changes his mind..and the name just makes me feel really happy and then i found out it means happiness every other name seems boring!!" Aug. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have an acount on a website named felix an im a girl and i love the name but people tease me!!!" Jul. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name but really want to call my daughter it...does it sound too weird for a girl or is it sassy and different?? I cant find any other girls called Felix...does anybody know any??" Jun. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is our son's name. My husband and I both liked the name but I had doubts before he was born and we came up with a short list of other names. But when he was born, he looked like a Felix. We're happy we stuck with this name!" Jun. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are English and our son is called Felix. There is the cat association - but the name way outdates consumerist notions on the TV. There was Felix Mendelsohn for a start. It is very old, noble and beautiful. I worry that my son will struggle with other people's ignorance about it, but I couldn't bring myself to call him anything less - and every other name was less. The name means 'happiness' - the best thing you can wish for your child." Jun. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Im 16 and I have wanted to name my son Felix for as long as I can remember. I love that name and think as a kid it would be adorable and as a teen cool. My parents don't agree and think its a stupid name. Personally I think it different and cute. Most teens dont really assocaite it with the cat, I sure didnt, and older people get over it. We cant all have kids named Lloyd and Vernell!" May. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "we just named our 2nd son Felix... we love it and most people that were uncomfortable with it, have come back and said they now love it." Sep. 9, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We are going to name our son Felix its a great name" Mar. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Felix; I absolutely love my name! It's a little unusual since I'm a girl, but what can I say?" Feb. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am 7 monghs pregnant with my 2nd son. We are so excited to name him Felix. We wanted to name our first son Felix, but our parents didn't like it and we gave in to their opinions. We named our 1st born Henry which is a wonderful name , but SOOO popular right now." Feb. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I named my son Felix, and I believe I made a great choice. It is not unusual and it is not too common. Great name!!!" Jan. 25, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am happy with this name because "nomen est omen" seems to really be true here. felix means "the happy one" and in fact I AM a happy guy. a great name which seems to brings a lot of luck with it!" Jan. 20, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "We wrestled with what to name our kid. I thought Felix was kind of silly but my wife loved it. Finally, she said, the name was cool if the right person has it and our guy would have "the moxie to pull it off."" Sep. 10, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name - love it. If we have a boy we'll certainly use this name." May. 24, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i plan on naming my son felix. it's the only male name that i truly like." Apr. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Felix. In my youth, I was teased with "Felix the Cat". After the hundredth time though, you just laugh it off and say "yeah" with a smile. Most native english speakers I have encountered had no problem spelling it (only 2-3 people acted like they had never heard of it before, I think some teenager at a Rubio's Baja grill, and one at a hardware store) or pronouncing it. Asians (who didn't grow up here in the US) seem to have more trouble saying it and pronouncing it. They usually pronounce it "fix", "flicks", "Fay-lecks" or "falicks" and spell it all sorts of ways including "Phix", "Phex", "filex", "philex". I have only briefly met one other Felix in my life, Felix Fan (of the Cello fame), who used to live down the street, however, I don't think they liked us for some reason. I like the name, it is uncommon and people seem to have an easier time recalling your name in most cases." Feb. 22, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Felix is a sexy and phenomenal name! I wish I had thought of it. It is a very strong name and one that isn't typical. I love it." Jan. 16, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandfathers name was Felix. I LOVE IT! But my boyfriend hates it. :(" Jan. 15, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just named our son Felix! Some people, usually the 'older generation' do not care for it. But we love it!" Dec. 21, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriend's name is Felix, its sounds so sexy when I say it. I love it! Felix, if you're reading this I just want to say "I Love You." I miss you so much.(he's in California right now)" Dec. 5, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "We're considering it for our next son. I really like it, and don't know anyone with this name" Nov. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think it's a very beautiful name. Ellegant and masculine." Nov. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like my name. It's also very easy to remember this name." Oct. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is a Michele and my husband John and i named our little boy Felix we Love the name alot . Its different fresh and u don't here of it much ." Oct. 14, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "i love my name felix... its much better than emma, which is rubbish and boring" Sep. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is felix. it is well wicked innit. my hommies in da ghetto luv callin me by it cos i is da most bo gansta wit da blingyist name in da whoooole hood." Sep. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Felix is the king of babies. There is no Buddha gooder." Jul. 30, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "To be honest i absolutely LOVE the name Felix.. the sexiest name a man could ever have. I love my felix !!" Jul. 29, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Its very unique, completely phoenetic, and easy to remember. People think its awesome that I'm named Felix, and they always remember who I am... but the downside is I never remember they're name, so i look bad..." Jun. 26, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think its a very nice name and it derives from the latin meaning for happy / prosperous.." Jun. 22, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's easy to spell and easy to remember. I like my name." Jun. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "Boys' names ending in "X" have a sense of power and a regal quality (Rex means "king"). And Felix is very colorful. I like Felix." Mar. 15, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "just named our son Felix - all our friends are complimenting us on such a great choice of names. Especially getting comments on how strong and masculine it sounds" Feb. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I actually had my name changed to this, so its rather obvious that I find this name to be excellent in appearance and meaning." Feb. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I think the world is brainwashed by the media and for people to make refernce to a cartoon is just un-educated. This is a strong historic name that has been around way before "that cat"." Jan. 9, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My boyfriends name is Felix, it's unusual and sounds sexy! i love it" Jan. 6, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like it because I am working for German company, Felix looks fine." Dec. 2, 2005: Report as inappropriate

      2 Negative Comments

  • "I'm acquaintances with someone called Felix. He tends to be really Annoying and should be called ADAM. Holly and Philip would not be happy!" May. 2, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My grandson's name is Felix. He gets teased all the time, Felix the Cat and Felix the Fag. He hates his name. I feel so sorry for him. His father loved the name, but I'm sure he would never of named him Felix if he had known the torment his son goes through." Apr. 17, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      16 Neutral Comments

  • "I know someone who just named their baby Felix, and wonder why since it's such an unusual name." Feb. 19, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "Our second son was born 7/23/10 and we named him Felix, and I think it's a sexy name! Our families/ friends haven't all been totally supportive of it, but that just tells me we are onto something good! Hooray for all the FELIX'S OUT THERE, MALE AND FEMALE!" Sep. 1, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "yes i'm Felix too! what were my parents thinking! i'm named after my father so i guess that's it, or they had no other good ideas, or the fact that i'm the youngest and only boy may have something to do with it. can be a pain sometimes. but what can ye do!!!" Jun. 18, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi, My name is Felix and I am from India - where it is pretty unique - so I love it. I too have my share of 'Felix the cat?' - and I too, like another Felix here just smile. Similarly, people spell and pronounce my name differently - so that is not a first again! I am however surprised to see that girls are also named Felix - wow it would be great to meet a girl named Felix (though I have never even met another guy Felix yet)! God bless all the Felix' I love my name and am glad that so many people do too!" Mar. 9, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "We just named our first son Felix because he is our luck! It is such a beautiful, noble name. And it's really cool because it has an x in it. I think it is a name that gives its bearer a strong character. And the Felix the Cat association is hopefully fading for our son's generation." Aug. 14, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I have never heard of this name before, though I have really met a lot of people while I worked in NYC. Now, I am looking for an unusual name to give my son who will be born in just a few days. And the name FELIX is just beautiful. I think my wife and I have found a name that fits." May. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Felix is a great name. I just love it. How can such a great name be so unusual?" Apr. 29, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "im thinking about legally changing my name to felix" Mar. 10, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "love it! am naming my baby that when he arrives in April." Nov. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "Felix is a horrible name. I think that annyone would be very cruel to name their child such a geeky name. If your name is Felix......I am soooo sorry." Nov. 25, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I've hated my name ever since i was in primary school. Mainly cause of the Felix cat adverts! Everyone called me Kitty and patted me on the head, so all through high school and college i used my last name. Now in Uni, im finally accepting that this is who i am.. and i love it!" Oct. 4, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "If I ever have a son I would like his name to be Felix. It has a nice meaning and a good ring to it." Jul. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We've just had a son and called him Felix and it's surprising how many people appear to be uncomfortable actually saying the name and refer to him as "little fella" etc. It is unusual and takes some getting used to, but we love it." May. 26, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother was named Felix and he is a pain in the face." Jan. 11, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I don't really like the name. In school they someties call me Felix the cat and stuff like that and that's really anoying. P.S.:I hate the producers of "Felix the cat". :-P" Jun. 13, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "People often refer to me as "Felix the Cat." I personally don't like my name too much." Jul. 1, 2005: Report as inappropriate

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