Other Origin(s):Gaelic, Irish
Meaning:Son of Fergus; Son of the angry one; Supreme man; Highest choice
We think this name is a supremely good choice! Ferguson is a boy’s name of Scottish, Irish, and Gaelic origin. This ancient surname has a storied history, and means “son of Fergus,” “son of the angry one,” “supreme man,” or “highest choice.” It is an Anglicization of the Scots Gaelic surname Macfhearghus, and might serve as a nice reminder of baby’s heritage. There are many notable namesakes who share this high-quality moniker, including Manchester United soccer manager Alex Ferguson, Modern Family actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson, and New Girl character Winston Bisphop’s cat.

Famous People Named Ferguson

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  • Craig Ferguson
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