- Irish Legend. one of the great warrior kings of Ulster.
- a male given name.
Examples from the Web for fergus
Former New Hampshire GOP chairman Fergus Cullen has the stats here.Romney's Big Win
January 11, 2012
For Fergus Cullen, the chairman of the New Hampshire Republican Party in 2008, the answer is a resounding yes.Rudy Giuliani Plays 2012 Flirt
March 17, 2011
A new hotel and restaurant by famed chef Fergus Henderson of St. John has Londoners salivating.St. John Hotel: London's New Hotspot
January 19, 2011
And Fergus knew it was the Pooka, the wild horse of the mountains.
And as Fergus approached the high king to receive the prize the cheers were renewed.
What is it to me,” said Fergus, “who is to win her since I cannot.
“Come in, and welcome,” said Fergus, and the little man stepped into the room.
About an hour later another clap of thunder startled Fergus.
- (in Irish legend) a warrior king of Ulster, who was supplanted by Conchobar
Word Origin and History for fergus
masc. proper name, from Gaelic Fearghus or Old Irish Fergus "man-ability," first element cognate with Latin vir "man," second from Old Irish gus "ability, excellence, strength, inclination," from Celtic root *gustu- "choice," from PIE root *geus- "to taste" (see gusto).