Fergus name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Boy
Origin: Old Irish and Celtic
Usage: English, Irish and Scottish
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Fergus f(e)-rgus
Meaning: Of Manly Strength, Highest Choice, Virility, Man of Vigor, Strong Fighter and The Words Fear Meaning Man
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What does Fergus mean?

Of Old Irish and Celtic origin, Famed Fergus is used primarily in Irish, English and Scottish, Fergus means "Of Manly Strength, Highest Choice, Virility, Man of Vigor, Strong Fighter or The Words Fear Meaning Man" is given to baby boys.

How do I pronounce Fergus?

You can pronounce the two syllabled name Fergus as f(e)-rgus. The name can also be pronounced as fer-gus or fer-gis.

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Names that rhyme with Fergus

How popular is the name Fergus?

Fergus was a common name in England and Wales. Over 1998 babies have been named Fergus since 1996. At its zenith in 1996,. However after 23 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts.

Fergus is a familiar baby name in Ireland, it has been in use since 1964 and was able to reach the top 100 names. In 1964, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 66 on boy names chart when 99 babies were given the name Fergus.

There are over 1783 babies that have been given the name Fergus in Ireland.

Fergus is an uncommon baby name in United States, even after 51 years of use, it could not make it big.

Over 433 people have been named Fergus in United States. In France, it is relatively new, first appeared in 1995. Fergus is a common name in England and Scotland while somewhat familiar name in Australia, Northern Ireland, South Africa, Canada, New Zealand and Malawi.

As per our evaluation, over 10000 babies have been bestowed Fergus around the globe.

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Fergus in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Fergus?

You never go anywhere or do anything without a plan, or two. You can go from cold to extremely sensitive sometimes, people see you as a robot without feelings. To have the letter F as a cornerstone represents your caring nature. You are deeply related to the 5 senses. You watch your mouth and think twice before you say something. You hate routines and prefer freelance work. You always take care of others, especially the people you love.

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Sibling Names for Fergus

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Famous people named Fergus

  • Fergus mac Echdach, was king of Dál Riata from about 778 until 781
  • Fergus Hume, prolific English novelist
  • Fergus Hall, Scottish artist, whose work has been exhibited
  • Fergus Johnston, Irish composer and member of Aosdána
  • Fergus Bowes-Lyon, British soldier and older brother of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
  • Fergus Martin, was born in Cork, Ireland
  • Fergus Feehily, Irish artist
  • Fergus Graham, Conservative Party politician
  • Fergus Patrick McEvay, Roman Catholic archbishop of Toronto
  • Fergus Thomson, Scottish rugby union hooker
  • Saint Fergus, bishop who worked in Scotland as a missionary
  • Fergus I. M. Craik, cognitive psychologist
  • Fergus Mór, legendary king of Dál Riata
  • Fergus Ewing, Scottish politician
  • Fergus O'Dowd, Irish Fine Gael politician
  • Fergus McCann, businessman and entrepreneur
  • Fergus of Galloway, twelfth-century Lord of Galloway
  • Fergus Suter, former stonemason and footballer in the early days of the game
  • Fergus O'Brien, Irish Fine Gael politician
  • Fergus Montgomery, British Conservative Member of Parliament for three separate periods
  • Fergus O'Byrne, Irish-Canadian folk musician
  • Fergus Millar, British historian and Camden Professor of Ancient History 'Emeritus'
  • Fergus Watts, former professional Australian rules footballer
  • Fergus Henderson, MBE {{cite news
  • Fergus Slattery, former rugby union player who represented Ireland
  • Fergus Hunt, English footballer
  • Fergus Crawford, Irish professional footballer
  • Fergus Anderson, British professional motorcycle racer
  • Fergus Morton, Baron Morton of Henryton, British judge
  • Fergus Kerr, Scottish Roman Catholic priest of the English Dominican province
  • Fergus McMaster, Australian businessman and aviation pioneer
  • Fergus Tiernan, former football midfielder
  • Fergus Beck Brownridge, Ontario banker and political figure
  • Fergus Riordan Fergus James Riordan is a young British film actor.
  • Fergus Brazier acted in movie The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Fergus McClelland, from 1963 adventure flick Sammy Going South, who portrayed Sammy Hartland.
  • In 2001, Fergus Cardiff played the role of Boardroom in flick One Up on Two.
  • In 2011 comedy flick, Pink Squirrels, Fergus Loughnane played Clive.


  1. Social Security Administration, https://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/index.html
  2. Office for National Statistics, https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/livebirths
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh, https://visual.cso.ie/?body=entity/babynames
  4. Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, https://www.insee.fr/fr/statistiques/2540004
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