Fergus - boys name

Fergus name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 88%

Fergus name meaning:

The name Fergus is of Irish and Scottish origin and carries a strong and noble meaning. It is derived from the Gaelic name Fearghas, which is composed of the elements "fear" meaning "man" and "gus" meaning "choice" or "vigorous." Overall, Fergus can be interpreted to mean "strong man" or "man of vigor."

Individuals named Fergus often possess charismatic qualities, displaying confidence, ambition, and determination. They are known for their strong willpower and ability to make decisions with certainty. Fergus also suggests a sense of bravery and courage, as it is associated with medieval Irish and Scottish heroes and warriors.

In addition to its meaning, Fergus also carries a sense of cultural heritage and pride. The name is deeply rooted in Celtic history and mythology, symbolizing the strength and resilience of the Gaelic people. Therefore, naming a boy Fergus not only represents strength and vitality, but also pays homage to the rich traditions and legends of Ireland and Scotland.

Origin: Celtic

Of manly strength.


Saints names, Victorian names

Related names

Fergus , Fergie

Other boys names beginning with F


Overall UK ranking: 577 out of 4789

66 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (86)

Historical popularity of Fergus

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