Hi jammers! Today I have a post on the meaning of the alpha’s names. Enjoy!
Amelia the Fox Alpha – Amelia is named after the famous women aviator Amelia Earhart. Amelia means “industrious” and “striving” in Latin.
Andy the Llama Alpha- Andy is named after the Andes Mountains in Peru. Andy means “man” in Scottish.
Atlas the Lion Alpha – Atlas is named after the Atlas Lion. Atlas means “to carry” in Greek.
Aurora the Arctic Fox Alpha – Aurora is named after the Roman Goddess of the Dawn, Aurora.
Avalon the Owl Alpha – Avalon is named after the “Avalon Owl” in Orlando, Florida. Avalon means “island of paradise.”
Barrett the Polar Bear Alpha – Barrett is named after Jeanne Baret who was the first women explorer to circumnavigate the world. Barrett means “bear power” in English.
Biff the Hyena Alpha – Biff means to “punch”, “hit”, or “strike.”
Boomer the Kangaroo Alpha – Boomer is named after the word that means “male kangaroo.”
Carmen the Pig Alpha – Carmen is supposedly named after the Roman goddess “Carmenta.”
Cosmo the Koala Alpha – Cosmo is named after Cosmo’s Club which is where the first National Geographic Society meeting took place in the year of 1888.
Dakota the Coyote Alpha – Dakota means “friendly one.”
Faye the Sheep Alpha – Faye is named after the name Faye which means “fairy” in old English and “loyalty” and “belief” in old French.
Felicity the Lynx Alpha – The name Felicity comes from the Latin word “felicitas” which means “good luck.”
Felix the Goat Alpha – Felix means “lucky” and “successful” in Latin.
Graham the Monkey Alpha- Graham is named after Alexander Graham Bell, one of the four creators of the National Geographic Society. Graham means “grain” in English.
Greely the Wolf Alpha – Greely is named after Adolphus Washington Greely who was a founder of the National Geographic Society. Greely means “Gray Meadows.”
Hudson the Otter Alpha – Hudson is named after the explorer Henry Hudson.
Jade the Snow Leopard Alpha – Jade is named after the precious green stone called Jade.
Jamal the Toucan Alpha – Jamal is named after the Arabic word that means “beauty.” This fits since Toucans are usually quite beautiful with their multi-colored feathers.
Jarvis the Lemur Alpha – Jar- means “spear” in Latin. So the name Jarvis is derived from that.
Juno the Arctic Wolf Alpha – Juno is most likely named after the Roman Goddess, who was the Queen of the Olympians. She could also be named after Juneau, Alaska.
Koko the Flamingo Alpha – Koko means “night” in the Blackfoot Native American language. Koko means “stork” in Japanese.
LaSalle the Raccoon Alpha – LaSalle is named after the explorer Robert de LaSalle.
Liza the Panda Alpha – Liza is named after Eliza Scidmore, who was the first female board member of the National Geographic Society. Liza means “joy” in Hebrew.
Manni the Sloth Alpha – Manni means “man” in Old Norse. This may lead to the conclusion that Manni is a male.
Mica the Coyote Alpha – Mica means “coyote” in the Sioux Native American language.
Olive the Cheetah Alpha – Olive is a symbol of peace in many cultures. Olive may have been also named after the Olive Tree or Fruit.
Peck the Bunny Alpha- Peck is named for Annie Peck, a women mountaineer who was part of the early National Geographic Society.
Perry the Falcon Alpha – Perry means “pear tree” in Old English.
Sigrid the Deer Alpha – The name Sigrid means “victory” and “beautiful” in the Old Norse language.
Sir Gilbert the Tiger Alpha – Sir Gilbert is named after Gilbert M. Grosvenor, the creator of National Geographic Kids. Gilbert means “pledge”, “bright”, and “famous” in French.
Tavie the Dolphin Alpha – Tavie is named after Octavie Coudreau who was a French explorer.
Valentina the Eagle Alpha – Valentina is named after the name Valens which means “strong, vigorous, and healthy.” This might mean that Valentina is a very strong alpha.
I hope you enjoyed learning about the possible meaning of the alpha’s names. See you in Jamaa!