Meaning of the Irish name Ferdia. Listen and learn how to pronounce Ferdia so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.
MEANING: Comes from fear + Dia “”man of God.”” Ferdia battled with his friend and foster-brother Cuchulainn (read the legend) in the battle over the Brown Bull of Cooley (read the legend). They fought for four days, each night sending each other food and sweet herbs as medicines for the wounds they had inflicted on each other during the day. They fought so bitterly that the river itself fled its bed in terror to give them room for their warfare. And each morning they resumed fighting until, on the fourth day, Cuchulainn flew into a rage and let loose his magical spear, the dreaded Gae Bolga, which destroyed his friend Ferdia.
GENDER: Boy | Male
IRISH NAME: Ferdia
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Ferdia and read along with the meaning)