Almost all the characters in the show belong to a crew. Click on a crew
name below to see a description of all the characters associated with
that crew. To find individual characters, use the alphabetical table in
the next section. Note that the character descriptions contain spoilers
if you haven't seen all the episodes. (This is just beginning. Eventually,
all crews will be listed here.)
Most of the character names chosen for Dragon Booster have a meaning.
Some obvious, some not so obvious. The hidden meanings of the name don't
necessarily drive the character, but appear to be more as Easter Eggs
placed in the show for astute viewers to notice. If you know of a reference
or hidden meaning of a name that isn't listed here, please email the information
Click on a character name to be taken to the description for that character.
(More will be added over time.)
||Derived from the word "abandon", probably in the sense
of "abandon all hope" if you face this dragon.
||Derived from the word "Armageddon".
||Artha's name is an obvious reference to Arthurian
Arthur's full name was Arthur Pendragon. Pendragon means "head
of the dragon" ("head" in the sense of the leader),
which applies to Artha. There are other character names (Moordyrd,
in particular) that also reference Arthurian Legend and Artha's main
friends and allies do appear to form a sort of Knights of the Round
||Beau's full name in the show is Beaucephalis which is a reference
the name of the horse ridden by Alexander
the Great. According to legend, Bucephalus was a wild horse that
allowed no one to ride him except Alexander who was able to tame him.
Bucephalus means "ox head" and was so named because the
horse had a very large head. Beau is also the French word for "beautiful,"
though generally translated as "handsome" when referring
to a male.
||Possibly named after series animation supervisor Blair Simmons.
||Derived from the word "brute" combined with "Taurus,"
the Zodiac sign represented by the bull (from the Latin "tauri").
||The word "budge" has an archaic meaning of "pompous"
which seems to apply to how the race marshall presents himself at
||Apparently taken from the biblical story of Cain
and Abel. Cain had a mark placed upon him by God, and Cain in
Dragon Booster has a Dragon Eye symbol tattooed on his forehead.
||Derived from the word "parachute".
||Obviously derived from the word "coercion".
||In the Irish/Gaelic language, the name Connor means "wise aid".
Whether that meaning was intended here is uncertain.
||A reference to Cyrano
de Bergerac, a Frenchman living in Paris in the 1600's. In fictional
versions of his life, he is known for having an exceptionally large
||Obviously derived from the word "deception".
||Derived from the word "dorsal".
||Probably derived from the Latin word "dracon" which means
||Commander Faier appears to be named after Ken Faier, executive producer
of Dragon Booster.
||Derived from the word "inferno".
||Derived from the word "ferret" in the sense of a persistent
||Apparently derived from "fraction", perhaps in the sense
of "little" as in "a fraction".
||Derived from either the word "fury" or the French word
"furax" which means livid. Either way, these do describe
the Furox's personality.
||Derived from the word "hive"
||Derived from the word "quake".
||Derived from kata, referring to martial arts movements.
||Reference is unclear. Kitt could be derived from "kitten".
Wonn could be derived from "won" since she wins lots of
races. Wonn is also a common Chinese name.
||Lance's name appears to be a reference to Sir
Lancelot from Arthurian
Legend. Lancelot was King Arthur's most trusted knight. There
is also a weapon called a lance, but the Lancelot reference seems
||Probably a reference to Libra, the Zodiac sign represented by the
scales. Gray draconium seems to be about balance (it's a neutral color,
for instance), so this seems to fit. (Libris is also Latin for "book,"
but this doesn't seem to apply.)
||Probably derived from the Marianas Trench (the deepest underwater
trench in the Earth's crust) or the nearby Marianas Islands (named
in honor of the Spanish queen Maria Ana of Austria). Could also just
be from "marine" or "marina" and "Marianas"
just happened to be close. Fitting for the leader of the Dragon Fish
||No obvious reference. Malto can refer to the language and people living in northern Bengal in eastern India. It is also an urban expression meaning something incredible. Neither of these seems to apply to this character.
||A reference to Mordred
from Arthurian Legend. Mordred is generally considered to be King
Arthur's illegitimate son. While that doesn't apply here, Mordred
was known as a traitor who fought against Arthur. Mordred was killed
by King Arthur at the Battle of Camlann, where he fatally wounded
Arthur. I doubt we'll see that happen in the show, so Moordryd's name
was apparently chosen just to show he opposes Artha.
||Latin word for "death". Perhaps this name was chosen because
Mortis appears after Connor's alleged death. Also note that Mortis
plays the role of mentor to Artha much like Merlin in Arthurian Legend.
||Possibly derived from "muhurta", which when translated
literally from Sanskrit means 'a moment', though how that applies
here is unknown. Unclear if this was the intended reference.
||Unclear reference. The fact that Parmon's name sounds a lot like
"Parmesan" was used as a gag in "Track of Doom".
Parmesan is a cheese and an area in Italy. It seems pretty uncertain
they would name a character that way for one gag. Parmon is a last
name, though it's uncommon, and Sean is generally a first name. They
may have simply swapped the two around to make something unique sounding.
||A reference to "pain" perhaps, which seems to be what
Word and Moordryd like to inflict on people.
||Derived from the word "fist". Quite fitting for the leader
of "The Grip of the Dragon" crew.
||Derived from the word "forge".
||Derived from the word "prophecy".
||Derived from the word "pursuit".
||From the latin word pyra meaning "fire". A fitting name
for the leader of the Dragon Flares.
||Derived from the word "rancid".
||Possibly a reference to the "grim reaper".
||Appears to be named after Gail Rivett, an executive with Alliance
Atlantis as listed in the end credits of the show.
||Derived from the word "rumble", a fitting name for the
big earth-class dragon ridden by Kawake.
||Derived from the word "samurai".
||No known references.
||Derived from the word "sentry". It fits her role since she is essentially "guarding" entrance into the Racing Academy and allowing only the most worthy to pass.
||Apparently just a Dragon City spelling of the name Shane.
||Derived from "chakra", a yoga term referring to points
of physical or spiritual energy in the human body.
||Derived from the word "spark" of course.
||A "sprat" refers to a young, small or insignificant person.
Also refers to a small herring-like fish.
||Derived from "spin" probably in the sense of "spin
||Probably from the word "steward" in the sense of an assistant.
||Clearly just the word "turbulence" though it's uncertain if this is the correct Dragon City spelling.
||A reference to a tornado. A fitting name for a dragon in the Dragon Winds crew.
||In Latin, this means "peace tyrant". This dragon also
looks like a giant Tyrannosaurus Rex.
||Clearly just from the word "vociferous"
||This could possibly be an altered spelling of "wyrd"
which in ancient Anglo-Saxon and Nordic cultures roughly means "fate".
In a literal sense it means "that which has become" and
refers to how past actions affect the future. It's uncertain if this
was the intended reference since "wyrd" is pronounced like
"weird" as oppossed to "word." Though a reference
to fate certainly fits in with the prophecies in the show.
||Clearly derived from "wolf". A fitting name for the leader
of the pack-like Army of the Dragon crew.
||Probably from the phrase "like wildfire" which means "very
||According to show co-creator Rob Travalino, Zulay is the name of a woman he once met in a coffee shop and had an engaging conversation with. That's the only significance it has.
Thank you to Airshadow, Amethyst Fire, Baby_Beau, dRagOniDe, Dragonbooster500,
Goddesstears, Jouroo, Kereea, KittxArtha forever, LightningFlash, Nayade,
Norizo, Pyrrah, Ryshah, Sarah Frost, SilverDragon, Skylii, and Thrakos
for contributing to this list of meanings.