After Johann Georg Faust, German magician and alchemist.
- A magician and alchemist of German lore who sold his soul to the Devil for knowledge and power.
- A hamlet in Alberta, Canada
From Middle High German fūst, vūst, voust, from Old High German fūst, from West Germanic *funsti-, Proto-Germanic *funstiz, possibly ultimately derived from Proto-Indo-European *pénkʷe (“five”). Cognate with Dutch vuist, Low German Fust, English fist.