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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Fel"on
  1. [Law] A person who has committed a felony.
  2. A person guilty or capable of heinous crime.
  3. [Med] A kind of whitlow; a painful imflammation of the periosteum of a finger, usually of the last joint.
    synonyms: Criminal; convict; malefactor; culprit.

Etymology: OE., adj., cruel, (n.), villain, ruffian, traitor, whitlow, F. félon traitor, in OF. also, villain, fr. LL. felo. See Fell, (a.)

adjective Fel"on
Characteristic of a felon; malignant; fierce; malicious; cruel; traitorous; disloyal.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
  2. A purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail

Fun Facts about the name Felon

  • When was the first name Felon first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Felon is Wednesday, May 3rd, 1882.
  • How unique is the name Felon? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Felon. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Felon: Your name in reverse order is Nolef. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nolef. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Felon born Mar 26, 1991

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern India approximately on 1000. Your profession was builder of roads, bridges, and docks.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (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).