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What does Fergus mean?

Fergus \f(e)-rgus, fer-gus\ as a boys' 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 "valor, vigour". The name of a shadowy hero in Irish mythology who was also the grandfather of Saint Columba. There was an eighth-century Irish bishop, Saint Fergus, who was a missionary to Scotland.


Fergus has 6 variants: Fearghas, Fearghus, Feargus, Fergie, Ferguson and Fergusson.

For more on this name, see also related boy names Farris and Ferris.


Fergus is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#11711 out of 88799, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Fergus for boys. Fergus has yet to be recorded in the list thus far. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Fergus name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Fergus outside U.S.