What does Fergus mean?
Fergus /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.
(male) Fargus, Fegus, ..
(female) Fergusia, Feris, ..
How popular is Fergus?
Fergus is a rare first name for males but a very popular surname for all people (#14813 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is a comparison of the history of Fergus and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Fergus (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Ferris and Farris. These forms of Fergus were at the height of their popularity during the years 1910-1919 (average #1041). (2014 Birth Statistics)
Recommended names are Aegeus, Aengus, Anngus (see Angus), Argus, Arius, Artus, Beamus, Bemus, Celsus, Cetus, Cirrus, Cyrus▲, Darius▼, Delius, Derrius, Emerus, Fabius, Fares, Fargo, Faris, Farnum, Farouk, Faruq, Faunus, Fawnus, Feargal, Fegan, Feggan, Feibush, Feliks, Fenris, Ferd, Ferdo, Ferdy, Ferenc, Fergal, Feri, Fermin, Fernan, Ferran, Ferrar, Ferrars, Ferrel, Ferrer, Ferrin, Ferriss, Ferron, Ferryl, Festus, Firdos, Firus, Florus, Frans, Frits, Hermus, Jarius, Jesous, Jesus, Lexus, Lugus, Magus, Marcus, Marius, Markus▲, Nereus, Perseus, Remus, Seamus▲, Sergius, Seumus, Sextus, Sirius, Straus, Terrius and Tyrus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Fergus.