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Gender: M Meaning of Fergus: "man of force" Origin of Fergus: Scottish and Irish

In Celtic lore, Fergus was the ideal of manly courage; Fergus is a charming, slightly quirky Scottish and Irish favorite.

As a name, Fergus forms a link between Ireland and Scotland, as Gaelic tradition has it that Irish Prince Fergus Mac Eirc and his two brothers crossed the sea and founded the kingdom of Argyll in Scotland, thereby making this an excellent choice for parents of either ora combined heritage.

Fergus has often popped up in children's literature, such as in Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends, and is the name of one of Shrek and Fiona's triplets. On a loftier level, there is the Yeats poem, Who Goes With Fergus?

With the nickname Fergie having been appropriated by two high-profile females, we'd opt for using Gus instead.

Famous People Named Fergus

Fergus Stewart Ewing, Scottish politician

Pop Culture References for the name Fergus

Fergus, Merida's father in Pixar's "Brave"
Fergus McDuck, Disney character
Fergus the Railway Traction Engine, character in Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends
"Fergus the Fish," British children's series
Fergus Cramer, character from the Nero Wolfe series
Fergus Shannon, dog in children's books by David Shannon
Fergus the Hostler, character in 1956 film "The Court Jester"
Fergus Dargle, advertising mascot for Bennigan's
King Fergus, the leader of the foxes in German film "Der Sturmer"
Fergus mac Róich, King of Ulster in Irish mythology
Fergus, character in "Siggy and Amber"
Fergus McPhail, Australian TV show
Fergus, one of Shrek and Princess Fiona's triplets
Fergus McCann, main character in the novel 'Bog Child' by Siobhan Dowd
Fergus Drummond, main character in G. A. Henty's, With Frederick the Great
Fergus Roderick MacLeod aka Crowley, character on TV's "Supernatural"

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