[ 2 syll. fer-gus, fe-rg-us ] The baby boy name Fergus is pronounced as FAHR-GahS in English †. Fergus is used mostly in the English, Irish, and Scottish languages. It is of Celtic origin. The meaning of the name is man of vigor. It is derived from the words 'fear' meaning man ; 'gus' choice; vigor, strength. The name is Anglicized from Fearghas. It was borne in Irish legends by an Ulster warrior prince Fergus mac Erca, who supposedly brought the name from Ireland to Scotland in the 5th century. The name was also borne by Saint Columba's grand-father, who has sometimes been identified with the Ulster hero. The use of the name has since broadened to other English speakers, despite retaining strong Irish and Scottish associations.
Fergus has 13 derivatives that are used in English and other languages. Derivatives of Fergus used in English include Fearghus, Feargus, Fergea, Fergee, Ferghus, Fergi, Ferguson, Fergusson, Furgus, and Furguson. The familiar form Fergy is another English variant. A derivative of the name in other languages is the Irish and Scottish Fearghas. Another foreign variant is the familiar form Fergie (Scottish).
Fergus is not frequently used as a baby boy name. It is not ranked within the top 1000.
Baby names that sound like Fergus include Fabra, Fabrice, Fabriece, Fabryce, Faerfax, Farag, Faraj, Faraz, Farcas, Farces, Farckas, Farckus, Farcus, Fareak, Fareaq, Fareik, Fareiq, Fargo, Fargoe, and Fargoh.
† Pronunciation for Fergus: F as in "fee (F.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; G as in "grin (G.R.IH.N)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)"