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Fergus

What does Fergus mean?

Fergus Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: scottish, irish, valor (brave), hero, mythology, saint.

Variations

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

Affiliated boy names: Farris and Ferris.

Creative forms:
(male) Fargus, Fegus, ..

(female) Feris, ..

Middle name pairings:
Fergus Kohen (F.K.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy 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). (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Farris, Ferris in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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