Felicity

First Name
13k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Felicity mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Felicity

"Felicity" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Happiness". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fe*lic"i*ty
Senses
  1. The state of being happy; blessedness; blissfulness; enjoyment of good."Our own felicity we make or find." [Johnson.]"Finally, after this life, to attain everlasting joy and felicity." [Book of Common Prayer.]
  2. That which promotes happiness; a successful or gratifying event; prosperity; blessing."the felicities of her wonderful reign." [Atterbury.]
  3. A pleasing faculty or accomplishment; as, felicity in painting portraits, or in writing or talking." Felicityof expression." [Bp. Warburton.]
    synonyms: Happiness; bliss; beatitude; blessedness; blissfulness. See Happiness.

Etymology: OE. felicite, F. félicité, fr. L. felicitas, fr. felix -icis, happy, fruitful; akin to fetus

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Pleasing and appropriate manner or style (especially manner or style of expression)
  2. State of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
Wiktionary

From the noun felicity, and also the English form of Latin Felicitas, a name borne by early martyrs.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Felicity

Felicity Jones is an actress. She was most prominent from 1996 to present. Felicity was given the name Felicity Rose Hadley Jones on October 17th, 1983 in Bournville.

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Felicity Huffman is an actress. She was most active from 1978 to 1978. Felicity was given the name Felicity Kendall Huffman on December 9th, 1962 in Bedford, New York, U.S.

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Felicity Kendal is an actor. She was most active from 1947 to present. Felicity was given the name Felicity Ann Kendal by her parent Geoffrey Kendal on September 25th, 1946 in Olton, Warwickshire, England.

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Felicity Montagu is an actress. She was most active from 1985 to present. Felicity was born on September 12th, 1960.

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Felicity Scully is a soap character.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Felicity

Saints Perpetua and Felicity was a saint. They hold the title Martyrs. They passed away in 203.

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How popular is the baby name Felicity in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1935 6 6 0
1936 7 7 0
1944 5 5 0
1946 6 6 0
1947 9 9 0
1948 5 5 0
1949 9 9 0
1950 9 9 0
1951 10 10 0
1952 6 6 0
1953 13 13 0
1954 13 13 0
1955 10 10 0
1956 7 7 0
1957 9 9 0
1958 6 6 0
1959 6 6 0
1960 14 14 0
1962 9 9 0
1963 15 15 0
1964 16 16 0
1965 25 25 0
1966 15 15 0
1967 18 18 0
1968 11 11 0
1969 18 18 0
1970 29 29 0
1971 30 30 0
1972 40 40 0
1973 37 37 0
1974 36 36 0
1975 52 52 0
1976 33 33 0
1977 42 42 0
1978 34 34 0
1979 44 44 0
1980 45 45 0
1981 49 49 0
1982 49 49 0
1983 41 41 0
1984 47 47 0
1985 39 39 0
1986 45 45 0
1987 52 52 0
1988 51 51 0
1989 52 52 0
1990 65 65 0
1991 68 68 0
1992 91 91 0
1993 104 104 0
1994 103 103 0
1995 121 121 0
1996 123 123 0
1997 147 147 0
1998 260 260 0
1999 717 717 0
2000 634 634 0
2001 549 549 0
2002 498 498 0
2003 430 430 0
2004 385 379 6
2005 402 402 0
2006 467 467 0
2007 412 412 0
2008 432 432 0
2009 360 360 0
2010 358 358 0
2011 426 426 0
2012 435 435 0
2013 497 497 0
2014 626 626 0
2015 909 909 0
2016 918 918 0
2017 926 926 0

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Popularity of Felicity as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Felicity

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  • How Popular is the name Felicity? Felicity is the 2,201st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Felicity have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 12,587 babies born with the first name Felicity in the United States. That's more than enough people named Felicity to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Felicity? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1935 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Felicity first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Felicity is Friday, March 23rd, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Felicity born? The highest recorded use of the first name Felicity was in 2017 with a total of 926 babies.
  • Random Felicity Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Felicity ranks 106th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alaska. Imagine that, 8 babies in Alaska have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Felicity: Your name in reverse order is Yticilef. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Fceiylti. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.