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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    happy, the Roman procurator of Judea before whom Paul "reasoned"
    (Acts 24:25). He appears to have expected a bribe from Paul, and
    therefore had several interviews with him. The "worthy deeds"
    referred to in 24:2 was his clearing the country of banditti and
      At the end of a two years' term, Porcius Festus was appointed
    in the room of Felix (A.D. 60), who proceeded to Rome, and was
    there accused of cruelty and malversation of office by the Jews
    of Caesarea. The accusation was rendered nugatory by the
    influence of his brother Pallas with Nero. (See Josephus, Ant.
    xx. 8, 9.)
      Drusilla, the daughter of Herod Agrippa, having been induced
    by Felix to desert her husband, the king of Emesa, became his
    adulterous companion. She was seated beside him when Paul
    "reasoned" before the judge. When Felix gave place to Festus,
    being "willing to do the Jews a pleasure," he left Paul bound.

From: Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's)

 Felix, happy, prosperous