Felicity - Meaning of Felicity
[ 4 syll. fe-li-ci-ty, fel-ic-ity ] The baby girl name Felicity is pronounced Feh-LIHS-ih-Tiy- †. Felicity's language of origin is Latin and it is predominantly used in English. The meaning of Felicity is 'good luck, good fortune, happiness'. It is from felicity ; felicitas which means 'fertility, fortune'. The first name is from the common English word, which is derived via Old French from Felicitas (Latin) and ultimately the element felicitas (meaning 'fertility, fortune'). In Roman mythology, Felicitas was the goddess or personification of good luck and success. It was a rather popular Roman name also known from various saints, most notably a 3rd-century slave martyred with her mistress Perpetua. The name Felicity was first adopted by English Puritans in the 17th century, among other virtue names. It saw a revival in the late 20th century, boosted by the popularity of the US primetime TV drama Felicity (1998-2002).
Felicity is a form of Felicia in the English language.
Felicity is the feminine form of the Dutch, English, German, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Scandinavian, and Slavic Felix.
The name Felicity is widely used; it has 35 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Felecia, Felicia, Feliciona, Felicitee, Feliciti, Felicitie, Felise, Felisha, Felita, Feliza, Filicia, Flic, and Lici. Other English variants include the familiar forms Flick, Lis, Liss, Lissa, Lissie, Lucky, and Phil.
Forms used in foreign languages include Fee (German), Feliciana (Italian), Felicidad (Spanish), Felicidade (Latin and Portuguese), Felicita (Italian), Felicitas (German and Italian), Felicitás (Hungarian), Felicísima (Spanish), Felicyta (Polish), Felizitas (German), Felìcita (Italian), Felícitas (Spanish), Félicité (French), Filikitata (Russian), and Zita (Hungarian).
See also the related categories, martyred (death), puritans, fertility, english, latin, roman, word (element), mistress, drama, fortune (wealth), goddess, virtue (goodness), french, saints, and personification.
Felicity is a rather popular baby girl name, and it is also perceived as trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only irregular use. At the modest peak of its usage in 2017, 0.049% of baby girls were named Felicity. It was #347 in rank then. In 2018, it ranked at #354 with a usage of 0.048%, and it was the most widely used out of all girl names in its family.
† Pronunciation for Felicity: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
Details of famous persons named Felicity:
Actress Felicity Huffman, born 9 December 1962, Bedford, New York.
Actress Felicity Kendal, born Felicity Ann Kendal 25 September 1946, Olton, Warwickshire, England.