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Fergus meaning and name origin
Fergus \f(e)-rgus, fer-gus\ as a boy's name is pronounced FER-gus. It is of Scottish, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Fergus is "vigorous man". Anglicized form of the Gaelic name Fearghas, derived from "fear" meaning "man", and "gus" meaning "vigor". The name of a shadowy hero in Irish mythology, also the grandfather of Saint Columba. Mostly Scottish use.
Fergus has 6 variant forms: Fearghas, Fearghus, Feargus, Fergie, Ferguson and Fergusson.
For more information, see also the related name Ferris.
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Popularity of Fergus
Fergus is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11711 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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