Faun names - A male faun holding a pan flute with a meadow background

Are you seeking a name for a faun character in a story or video game?

Our list of the best faun names is just what you need!

Join us on this magical journey as we explore whimsical names that will bring out the extraordinary nature of your faun companion.

Fauns in mythology

Fauns, with their mythical allure and enchanting presence, have captured the imaginations of countless individuals throughout history. These half-human, half-goat creatures are depicted as mischievous yet gentle beings who reside in forests and meadows.

In Roman mythology, fauns were nature spirits. The chief of the fauns was the forest god Faunus.

Originally, fauns had nothing to do with goats. They were just spirits who looked like men. But by Renaissance, they became the half-goat creatures as we know them today.

Fauns have a goat’s horns, legs, and tail. Their upper body, head, and arms are those of a human, except for goat horns on their heads.

The half-goat look of fauns was copied from the satyrs of Greek mythology. Satyrs, on the other hand, were originally part-horse creatures. Satyrs got their goat-like appearance from the Greek god Pan.

How to choose a faun name

Fauns are creatures of Roman mythology, so Latin names are perfect for them. You could also name your faun after a Roman god or goddess.

Since fauns are half-goat, you can even consider goat names for them.

Fauns were depicted as nature spirits in Roman myths. So names related to nature and woods fit these creatures well.

Female faun names

The most famous female faun is the Roman rustic goddess Fauna. She was depicted as the wife, sister, or daughter of Faunus.

One option for a female faun name is Aurora, which evokes images of the vibrant colors seen during sunrise and sunset. This name perfectly reflects the ethereal beauty often associated with fauns.

Another possibility is Luna, meaning “moon” in Latin, symbolizing the connection between these mythical beings and nature’s cycles. Luna also conjures up thoughts of nighttime magic and mystery.

For those seeking something whimsical, Pixie could be an ideal choice.

Aurora“Dawn” (Latin)
Avalon“Island of apples” (Celtic)
Bambi“Child” (Italian)
Capella“Little goat” (Latin)
Diana“Divine” (Latin)
Eden“Paradise” (Hebrew)
Elora“Sun ray” (Greek)
Fana“Light” (African)
Fanny“Free” (French origin)
Fantasia“Fantasy” (Spanish)
Fatima“Captivating” (Arabic)
FaunaThe goddess of the woodlands in Roman myths.
Fawn“Young deer” (French origin)
FayFairy” (French)
Felicia“Lucky, happy” (Latin)
Flora“Flower” (Latin)
Julia“Youthful” (Latin)
JunoThe chief goddess of Roman mythology.
Luna“Moon” (Latin)
Meadow“Field of grass” (American)
Octavia“Eighth” (Latin)
Olivia“Olive tree” (Latin)
Pixie“Fairy” (Celtic)
Sylvia“From the forest” (Latin)
Vespa“Evening star” (Latin)
Viola“Violet” (Latin)

Male faun names

List of faun names with a male faun playing a pan flute

These male faun names are inspired by popular culture, Roman gods, and more:

Aegis“Young goat” (Greek)
ApolloThe Greek and Roman god of the sun.
Brucie“Forest sprite” (French)
Buck“Male deer” (English)
Cassius“Hollow” (Latin)
FaunusThe god of the forest in Roman mythology. The leader of the fauns.
Faustus“Lucky” (Latin)
Felix“Happy, fortunate” (Latin)
Florenz“Blooming” (Latin)
FrodoInspired by the hobbit character in The Lord of the Rings.
JupiterThe god of the sky in Roman myths.
MercuryThe Roman messenger of the gods.
Octavius“Eighth” (Latin)
Oliver“Olive tree” (Latin)
PanThe Greek god of shepherds. Inspired the goat-like appearance of satyrs and fauns.
PuckGoblin, sprite” (Irish)
SaturnThe Roman god of agriculture.
Silas“Forest” (Latin)
SilvanusThe Roman guardian deity of forests and fields.
Sylvius“Forest” (Latin)
Woody“From the lane in the woods” (American)

Unisex faun names

A faun fountain sculpture

These gender-neutral names fit fauns regardless of their gender identities:

Angel“Messenger” (Greek)
Aspen“Shaking tree” (British)
Fenix“Dark red” (Greek)
Florian“Flowering” (Latin)
Foster“Woodsman” (British)
Griffin“Strong lord” (Latin)
Jasper“Treasurer” (Persian)
Juniper“Young” (Latin)
Oakley“Meadow of oak trees” (British)
Sage“Healthy” (Latin)
Vesper“Evening star” (Latin)
Willow“Willow tree” (English)

Funny faun names

When naming a fantasy character, you can have fun and let your imagination run loose.

Here are some silly faun name ideas to inspire you:

  • Faunilla Ice
  • Faustus Happyhooves
  • Fenix Furrypants
  • Ficus Hoofmore
  • Foster Forestseeker
  • Goatzilla
  • Pan Flute
  • Pan Solo
  • Peter Pan
  • Puck Trickhorn
  • Vesper Hoofington

Famous faun names

Two fauns with an old clock

These fauns are famous for appearing in literature and video games:

EloraA faun from Avalar in Spyro 2: Riptos’ Rage!
Mr. TumnusA faun in C.S. Lewis’s Narnia Series.

Fracture Hills fauns (Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!)

The Fracture Hills realm in Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage! features four female faun characters. They all have yo-yos.

  • Krista
  • Lila
  • Sheila
  • Spinner

Magma Cone fauns (Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!)

Magma Cone is another volcanic realm in Spyro 2 with faun residents, but the Magma Cone fauns are all male. These are their names:

  • Bippo
  • Chedda
  • Loonie

Do you think some good faun names are missing from our list? Please share your suggestions in the comments below!

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