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Gender: Female Meaning of Felicia: "lucky" Origin of Felicia: Latin

The name Felicia is a girl's name of Spanish, Latin origin meaning "lucky". Felicia and is often added to lists like Unique Vintage Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Drop Your Favorite: GIRLS!".

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A lacy, lucky name very popular in the Hispanic community a decade ago, less so now.

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Famous People Named Felicia

(Kathryn) Felicia Day, American actress
Felicia Dorothea Hemans, English poet
Felicia Pearson, American actress
Felicia Chin (Foon Ling), Singaporean actress
Felicia Barton, American singer-songwriter
Felicia "Flay" Brandström, Swedish pop singer
Felicia Farr (born Olive Dines), American actress; wife of actor Jack Lemmon
Felicia Juliana Bénedicte Barbara van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven (b. 2005), daughter of Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau

Pop Culture References for the name Felicia

Felicia Hardy aka Black Cat, character in Marvel comics
Felicia Potter, character in film "Critical Care"
Felicia, character in film "Boat Trip"
Felicia, Shrek's daughter in the Shrek movies; triplet of Farkle and Fergus
Felicia Tilman, character on TV's "Desperate Housewives"
Felicia Koons, character on TV's "Californication"
Felicia "Snoop" Pearson, character on TV's "The Wire," played by actress of the same name
Felicia, catgirl in the Darkstalkers video game series
Felicia Forrester, character in American soap "The Bold and the Beautiful"
"Felicia's Journey," novel by William Trevor
"Felicia," song by The Constellations
"Felicia No Capecia," song by Louis Prima
"Felicia´s svenska suite," album by Cornelis Vreeswijk, featuring Felicia from Aksel Sandemose's 1958 novel "Varulven"
"Bye Felicia", internet meme
Felicia, genus of flowering plants
Felicia Jones Scorpio, character on soap opera "General Hospital"
Felicia, character from the video game "Fire Emblem Fates"


April Ludgate Says:



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Daiseymae Says:


"General Hospital" made this name popular in the 80s.

Yara Says:


I would go with Felicity rather than Felicia, since Felicia is an Internet meme now and likely will be for a while. I wouldn't want my kid to have to constantly put up with "Bye, Felicia!"

paulapuddephatt Says:


I first thought it was pronounced that way, similar to Felicity, and concluded that I had been wrong. I am in the UK, also. If that is a legitimate way to say the name, it makes me like it way more.

thepianothatwaited Says:


Looking at the comments I guess I'm weird. I've always read this as Fuh-LEASH-ee-a

Yessica Says:


Bye Felicia

SalserBL Says:


Bye Felicia!

snowsbeloved Says:


This name means "happy" not lucky...FYI. Just like Felicity and Felix.

snowsbeloved Says:


That's closer to the Spanish pronunciation: feh-LEE-see-ah

indiefendi2 Says:


That "Bye Felicia" running joke from Friday has ruined this name honestly.

cherrydubois Says:


In the UK this name is uncommon, and is pronounced as 'Fe-liss-ia'. It sounds much prettier with that pronunciation, in my opinion.

vintageluvs Says:


The only problem with this name is that everyone is going to read it like Alicia but with an F. I know a girl named Felicia, and she constantly has to correct people on the pronunciation.

AnonymousPerson Says:


I completely agree with you!

Myosotis Says:


I like it a lot better than Felicity (I know an annoying one), and I think it's so much more interesting, and not at all popular or boring where I live. But I only like it pronounced Fuh-liss-see-a, as I dislike the double ee in Fuh-lee-see-a, and hate the -sha sound in Fuh-lee-sha. Why do I have to be so picky? :(

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


Totally boring :(

Guest Says:


I would really love this name if it didn't have the sha sound at the end because it makes the whole name sound like "fish" to me :(.

steampunkleo Says:


Really loving this name right now! Also adore the nickname Fia!