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Meaning of Felicity

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The name Felicity has the following meaning:

Derived from the Latin word 'felix' which means 'happy', or from 'felicitas' which means 'good luck'. Hence, Felicity means 'Happiness and good fortune'. Probably best known today as the name of popular actress Felicity Huffman.
It is a female name, suitable for baby girls.


As a baby girl name, Felicity is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 581 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Felicity fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 83 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 782 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Felicity in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Felicity is pronounced as fuh-lee-si-tee


Felicity originates from the Latin language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Felicity and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Felicity: Boys - Juston, Lucretius, Girls - Celia, Delicia, Dulcie, Flora, Joselin, Lavera, Lavinia, Lucretia, Valentina, Vivienne, Both genders - Antonia, Augusta, Joy


Popular Variants for the name Felicity: Fela, Felecia, Felice (Italian), Felicidade (Portugese), Felicie (German), Feliciona, Felicita (Italian), Felicitee, Felicitie, Felisha, Felita, Feliz (Spanish), Feliza, Felka (Polish), Fliss (Nickname), F?licit? (French)


Common nicknames for the name Felicity are: Fliss, Felix, Feli


We think the name Felicity should fall under the following style category: Ladylike.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Felicity to be: A dainty, sexy little lady

In one word, you might describe Felicity as a(n) "dainty" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Felicity (or its variants) are:

Felicity Joan Palmer, born on 6 April, a famous singer. Felicity Joan Palmer's background: British Singer. An English mezzo-soprano, she won first prize in the Kathleen Ferrier Memorial Scholarship when she was studying in Guildhall School of Music in London. Subsequently, she debuted as Dido in the 'Dido and Aeneas' Opera.

Felicity Huffman, born on 9 December , a famous actress. Felicity Huffman's background: American actress, Currently known to all as one of the 'Desperate Housewives', which earned her an Emmy, she is also noted for her outstanding performance as a transwoman in the film 'Transamerica'. Recently labelled as the 'Least Sexiest Woman on earth'.

Felicity Ann Kendal, born on 25 September , a famous actress. Felicity Ann Kendal's background: English actress, who was presented with Commander of the Order of the British Empire. She is well-known in the United Kingdom for her television career, and best known for her role as Barbara Good in 'The Good Life', a BBC sitcom. She was also a stage actress, and made her debut at just 9 months old.
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