Felicia - Meaning of Felicia
[ 3 syll. fe-li-cia, fel-ic-ia ] The baby girl name Felicia is pronounced FahLIY-SHah in English, FehLIYCHYaa in Romanian, FehLIY-THYaa in Spanish, or FehLIYSYaa in Spanish-Latin American †. Felicia has its origins in the Latin language. It is used largely in Dutch, English, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Scandinavian, and Spanish. The meaning of Felicia is 'lucky, happy, successful'. It is derived from the word felix which is of the meaning 'lucky'. The name evolved as a Latinized feminine form of Felix; it has been used by English speakers since the medieval period.
Felicia is a form of the English Felicity.
Felicia is the feminine equivalent of the Dutch, English, German, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Scandinavian, and Slavic Felix.Falecia, Faleshia, Falesia, Falisha, Felcia, Feleicia (used in Spanish too), Feleta, Felicea, Felicee, Felicey, Felici, Felicidad, Felicienne, Felicija, Feliciona, Felicitas (used in Italian too), Felicity, Felicy, Felidtas, Felis, Felisberta, Felisha, Felisia, Feliss, Felita, Felixia, Felysia, Felyssia, Filicia, and Phelicia. Other English forms include the contracted forms Felica (used in Spanish too), Felice (used in French too), and Licia (used in Italian too), the familiar forms Flick, Flicka, Lecia, and Lisha, and the spelling variants Falicia (used in Spanish too) and Felecia.
Forms used in foreign languages include Fela (Polish), Feliciana (Italian and Spanish), Felicie (French and German), Felicita (Italian), Felicite (French), Felicja (Polish), Feliece (Dutch), Felisa (Spanish), Felise (French), Felixa (Spanish), Feliz (Spanish), Felizia (German), Felícia (Hungarian), Felka (Polish), Félicie (French), Filicie (French), Lícia (Hungarian), and Phylicia (Greek).
Felicia is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1971, 0.160% of baby girls were named Felicia. It was #124 in rank then. The baby name has seen a substantial drop in frequency since then, and is used only on a very light scale now. In 2012, within the family of girl names directly related to Felicia, Felicity was the most popular.
Baby names that sound like Felicia include Falecia, Faleshia, Falesyia, Falesyiah, Falicia, Falisha, Falsetta, Fealty, Felcia, Feldea, Feldeah, Felecia, Feleta, Felica, Felicee, Felicey, Felici, Felicie, Felicja, and Felicy.
† Pronunciation for Felicia: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; CH as in "cheese (CH.IY.Z)" ; Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"
A famous person named Felicia is Poet, Felicia Hemans, born Felicia Dorothea Browne 25 September 1793 - 16 May 1835, Liverpool, England.