Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Means "man of valour", derived from the Old Irish elements fer "man" and gal "valour". This was the name of an 8th-century king of Ireland. As well as the Old Irish form of the name, this is the usual Anglicization of the Modern Irish form Fearghal.

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classic   formal   upper class   natural   strong   strange   serious   nerdy  


Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from

Entry updated January 21, 2022