2 Google Fonts Similar to Trajan

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Trajan is a serif typeface designed in 1989 by Carol Twombly. It was designed for Adobe. It was inspired by Roman square capitals. It is great for elegant titles and headlines.

Serif fonts can be difficult to find good alternatives to since they are so intricate. Trajan was even more difficult since it is all uppercase.

Despite all of that I believe that I have two good fonts that are similar to Trajan if you only use the uppercase.

What Google Fonts are Similar to Trajan?

The best Google Fonts that are similar to Trajan are:

  • Cinzel
  • EB Garamond

Either one of these fonts will work as a good alternative. So let's jump in and cover their similarities and differences between the two.


Cinzel is a great serif typeface inspired by roman inscriptions. It does a great job attempting to match the unique uppercase "Q" that Trajan has.

It also matches other unique letters such as the "J" and "M". These two fonts are very identical which makes Cinzel a great option if you are on a budget.

I made a few images for you to compare for yourself.

EB Garamond

EB Garamond is another great option. Although it is not equal, it does attempt to match that unique uppercase "Q".

You will notice an difference in the "J" as well. However, the other letters it does a great job matching when it comes to the shape of the letters.

Compare below.

Final Thoughts

Overall, Cinzel is going to be the best Google font alternative to Trajan. It is the most similar out of the whole library. EB Garamond would make a good secondary if Cinzel doesn't work for your project.

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About the Author

Ben Smith is a professional web developer who dabbles in design. He created this site as an ongoing catalog of free alternative fonts for when the premium font just won't work. He currently writes for this site as well as his own personal blog.