Meaning of the Irish name Fergus. Listen and learn how to pronounce Fergus so you can get the correct pronunciation for this Irish boy name.
MEANING: Derived from fear “”man”” and gus “”strength”” and signifies “”a strong warrior, virile.”” According to the legend of the Cattle Raid of Cooley (read the legend) Fergus was the king of Ulster and his lover, the cunning Nessa, duped him into letting her son Conchobhar rule in his place for a year so that in years to come her son could be called “”the son of a king.”” Fergus consented but after the year Conchobhar refused to relinquish the throne and so Fergus joined Maebh in her battle against Ulster, his native province.
GENDER: Boy | Male
IRISH NAME: Fergus
PRONUNCIATION: “”fer + guss””
AUDIO: (Listen to the late author Frank McCourt pronounce Fergus and read along with the meaning)