Meaning and Origin of: Fergus

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Irish : Strong man

Family name origins & meanings

  • Irish : reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghuis or Ó Fearghasa ‘descendant of Fearghus’, a personal name composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + gus ‘vigor’, ‘force’, or possibly ‘choice’. This was the name of an early Irish mythological figure, a valiant warrior, also of the grandfather of St. Columba.
  • Scottish : from the Gaelic personal name Fearghus (see 1 above).