In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Falcon is the code name for Sam Wilson. He was a test pilot for the EXO-7 Falcon mechanical wings. He left the military after losing his wingman, Riley. He became friends with Steve Rogers and helped him and Natasha Romanoff defeat the hydra agents taking over S.H.I.E.L.D. In the Marvel comics, Falcon was criminal brainwashed by the Red Skull to attack Captain America. In the comics, he had the ability to communicate telepathically with birds, and had a bird of his own, named Redwing. Captain America managed to shake him of the Red Skull's programming, and Falcon became a member of S.H.I.E.LD. He temporarily took over the identity of Captain America when Steve Rogers briefly stepped down.
In Star Wars, the Millennium Falcon was the name of Han Solo's ship.
In Star Trek: Deep Space 9, Falcon was a holodeck character in a secret agent program used by Dr. Bashir.
In the Resident Evil Franchise, Falcon was a former Army ranger, anti-Umbrella activist, and member of Charlie Team.
The Falmouth Falcons are a Quidditch team in Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling.
The Falcon Clan were a tribe of Elves in the Dragonlance novel, Time of the Dragon.
Falcon is an English word name for a type of bird. In 2014, 18 boys were named Falcon.