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Gender: Female Meaning of Feline: "cat-like" Origin of Feline: Feminine form of Felinus, Latin

The name Feline is a girl's name of Latin, Dutch origin meaning "cat-like". Feline and is often added to lists like Girl Names Uncommon in the US and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change One Letter".

From the experts:

This Top 100 girls' name in The Netherlands is unlikely to translate to the U.S., where it would undoubtedly pronounced fee-line and mistaken for the adjective that means cat-like. While the name Feline -- and Felina and Felinus -- do have the same root, the considerably more charming pronunciation in modern-day Europe is fee-LEEN-ah. Some websites mistakenly relate it to Felix and give its meaning as happy or fortunate.

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Famous People Named Feline

Feline Hanneke Grietje Ragas, daughter of Dutch actors Bastiaan Ragas & Tooske Breugem
Cecilie Feline Wellemberg, Miss Universe Denmark 2015

Pop Culture References for the name Feline

Feline, character in Malibu Comics' Freex


April Ludgate Says:


I love cats but this is too far.

Kittyqueen08 Says:


In Bambi, the doe's name is Faline.

paulapuddephatt Says:


I looked again, and the description does explain more, but under "meaning", the brief version is "cat-like".

paulapuddephatt Says:


The description led me to believe that it was feline, as in cats. If it is pronounced differently, that is not so bad, but I think that it would still get pronounced the cat way a lot, in English speaking countries.

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


As far as I'm aware, this name is pronounced as "Feh-leen" - as in, the little doe from the movie Bambi. With that pronunciation, I think Feline is a perfectly appropriate choice, though anyone using it will have to come to terms with the reality of people saying 'fee-line', like the cat. To avoid this though, one could always use the spelling Faline. Overall, I think it's a nice name.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Hmmm - think you'd be better off using Catherine or Katherine, nn Cat or Kat. That's at least cute, and she could drop the nn later, if she chose, and maybe switch to Kate or Katie.

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Nicole4383 Says:


No...just no.

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Giinkies Says:


I saw this name on the baby name blog post and if you're in an English speaking country, this is a definite NO. I'd advise that you go with Felicity or Felicia instead, even though I don't care for those names, they are more than usable.