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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 "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 variant forms: Fearghas, Fearghus, Feargus, Fergie, Ferguson and Fergusson.

For more information, see also related boy names Farris and Ferris.


Fergus is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11711 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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