Faravid was a legendary King of Kvenland who is mentioned in the Icelandic Egils saga from the early 13th century. According to the saga, Faravid made an alliance with Norwegians to fight against Karelian invaders. The saga mentions him in a 9th century context, but this is too early to be credible as far as the Karelian attack is concerned. It is impossible to say whether he was borrowed to the story from a real-life context or invented by the author of the saga.
"Faravid" itself is not a Finnic name. It has sometimes been speculated that it could have been a Norse translation of names Kaukomieli ("far-yearning one") or Kaukamoinen ("far-traveling one"), known from Finnish folklore.