US Popularity:19108
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

Wondering who else shares this name? Check out these well known people who made this baby name famous.
  • Craig Ferguson

Ferguson Name Popularity Data

U.S. Births

Overall:Ferguson is currently #19108 in U.S. births
Boy:Ferguson is currently #6456 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
+ 7017
from 2021
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