Origin and Meaning of Girl’s Name Felicity

The name Felicity is an English given name. The meaning of Felicity in Latin means good luck and fortune. Centuries ago there was an Ancient Roman Goddess named Felcitas. Other names came into being such as Felicia which was derived from Felcitas.

Popularity of the Name

The popularity of Felicity reached it’s pinnacle around the late 1990‘s. There was also a Television show named Felcitas in which Felicity was referenced quite frequently throughout the show.

In 2014, Felicity was not in the top 100 baby girls’ names in England.

Famous People Called Felicity

Unfortunately, the name Felicity is no longer popular as it once was, however, there are a good number of famous people bearing the name including:

  • The English actress Felicity Kendal famous for her role in the TV comedy the Good Life and more recently as Rosemary in the programme Rosemary and Thyme.
  • Felicity Jones is an other English actress who has starred in the famous radio programme ‘The Archers’ and TV series ‘Dr Who’.
  • The cartoon character Felicity Smoak a competent computer hacker and heroine.

In the early 1990‘s a cute red haired doll was marketed as Felicity which certainly gave more recognition to the name. After the decade of the 1990‘s disaappeared so did the popularity of the cute little doll named Felicity.

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