Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

Since 1953 severe North Atlantic storms have been assigned human names by the National Hurricane Center. According to the NHC, this is done because "the use of short, distinctive names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker and less subject to error than the older, more cumbersome latitude-longitude identification methods."

From 1953 to 1978 storms were given feminine names, in alphabetic order starting with the letter A each new year (the letters Q, U, X, Y and Z are not used). In 1979 an alternating masculine-feminine alphabetic naming scheme was introduced. Also in this year a set of six lists were standardized, to be used in rotation every six years. However, the name of a particularly destructive hurricane could be retired and replaced with a new name.

The list below only includes human names given to North Atlantic storms. This excludes anything except tropical storms (winds between 62 and 117 km/h) and hurricanes (winds above 117 km/h), since lesser storms are not named. Also excluded are storms named for Greek letters, which occurs when the alphabet has been exhausted in a particular year. This happened for the first time in 2005.

It should be noted that storms in other regions are also given names (for example, storms in the North Pacific have Hawaiian names), but these are not included in the list below.

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NameYearType
Abby1960hurricane
Abby1964storm
Abby1968hurricane
Agnes1972hurricane
Alberto1982hurricane
Alberto1988storm
Alberto1994storm
Alberto2000hurricane
Alberto2006storm
Alberto2012storm
Alex1998storm
Alex2004hurricane
Alex2010hurricane
Alice1953storm
Alice1954hurricane
Alice1955hurricane
Alice1973hurricane
Alicia1983hurricane
Allen1980hurricane
Allison1989storm
Allison1995hurricane
Allison2001storm
Alma1958storm
Alma1962hurricane
Alma1966hurricane
Alma1970hurricane
Alma1974storm
Amelia1978storm
Amy1975storm
Ana1979storm
Ana1985storm
Ana1991storm
Ana1997storm
Ana2003storm
Ana2009storm
Andrea2007storm
Andrew1986storm
Andrew1992hurricane
Anita1977hurricane
Anna1956hurricane
Anna1961hurricane
Anna1965hurricane
Anna1969storm
Anna1976storm
Arlene1959storm
Arlene1963hurricane
Arlene1967hurricane
Arlene1971storm
Arlene1981storm
Arlene1987hurricane
Arlene1993storm
Arlene1999storm
Arlene2005storm
Arlene2011storm
Arthur1984storm
Arthur1990storm
Arthur1996storm
Arthur2002storm
Arthur2008storm
Audrey1957hurricane
Babe1977hurricane
Barbara1953hurricane
Barbara1954storm
Barry1983hurricane
Barry1989storm
Barry1995storm
Barry2001storm
Barry2007storm
Becky1958storm
Becky1962storm
Becky1966hurricane
Becky1970storm
Becky1974hurricane
Belle1976hurricane
Bertha1957storm
Bertha1984storm
Bertha1990hurricane
Bertha1996hurricane
Bertha2002storm
Bertha2008hurricane
Beryl1982storm
Beryl1988storm
Beryl1994storm
Beryl2000storm
Beryl2006storm
Beryl2012storm
Bess1978storm
Beth1971hurricane
Betsy1956hurricane
Betsy1961hurricane
Betsy1965hurricane
Betty1972hurricane
Beulah1959storm
Beulah1963hurricane
Beulah1967hurricane
Bill1997hurricane
Bill2003storm
Bill2009hurricane
Blanche1969hurricane
Blanche1975hurricane
Bob1979hurricane
Bob1985hurricane
Bob1991hurricane
Bonnie1980hurricane
Bonnie1986hurricane
Bonnie1992hurricane
Bonnie1998hurricane
Bonnie2004storm
Bonnie2010storm
Brenda1955storm
Brenda1960storm
Brenda1964storm
Brenda1968hurricane
Brenda1973hurricane
Bret1981storm
Bret1987storm
Bret1993storm
Bret1999hurricane
Bret2005storm
Bret2011storm
Camille1969hurricane
Candice1976hurricane
Candy1968storm
Carla1956storm
Carla1961hurricane
Carmen1974hurricane
Carol1953hurricane
Carol1954hurricane
Carol1965hurricane
Caroline1975hurricane
Carrie1957hurricane
Carrie1972storm
Celia1962storm
Celia1966hurricane
Celia1970hurricane
Cesar1984storm
Cesar1990storm
Cesar1996hurricane
Chantal1983hurricane
Chantal1989hurricane
Chantal1995storm
Chantal2001storm
Chantal2007storm
Charley1980hurricane
Charley1986hurricane
Charley1992hurricane
Charley1998storm
Charley2004hurricane
Chloe1967hurricane
Chloe1971storm
Chris1982storm
Chris1988storm
Chris1994hurricane
Chris2000storm
Chris2006storm
Chris2012hurricane
Christine1973storm
Cindy1959hurricane
Cindy1963hurricane
Cindy1981storm
Cindy1987storm
Cindy1993storm
Cindy1999hurricane
Cindy2005storm
Cindy2011storm
Clara1977hurricane
Claudette1979storm
Claudette1985hurricane
Claudette1991hurricane
Claudette1997storm
Claudette2003hurricane
Claudette2009storm
Cleo1958hurricane
Cleo1960hurricane
Cleo1964hurricane
Colin2010storm
Connie1955hurricane
Cora1978hurricane
Cristobal2002storm
Cristobal2008storm
Daisy1958hurricane
Daisy1962hurricane
Danielle1980storm
Danielle1986storm
Danielle1992storm
Danielle1998hurricane
Danielle2004hurricane
Danielle2010hurricane
Danny1985hurricane
Danny1991storm
Danny1997hurricane
Danny2003hurricane
Danny2009storm
David1979hurricane
Dawn1972hurricane
Dean1983storm
Dean1989hurricane
Dean1995storm
Dean2001storm
Dean2007hurricane
Debbie1957storm
Debbie1961hurricane
Debbie1965storm
Debbie1969hurricane
Debby1982hurricane
Debby1988hurricane
Debby1994storm
Debby2000hurricane
Debby2006storm
Debby2012storm
Debra1959hurricane
Debra1963hurricane
Debra1978storm
Delia1973storm
Dennis1981hurricane
Dennis1987storm
Dennis1993storm
Dennis1999hurricane
Dennis2005hurricane
Diana1984hurricane
Diana1990hurricane
Diane1955hurricane
Dolly1953hurricane
Dolly1954hurricane
Dolly1968hurricane
Dolly1974storm
Dolly1996hurricane
Dolly2002storm
Dolly2008hurricane
Don2011storm
Donna1960hurricane
Dora1956storm
Dora1964hurricane
Doria1967hurricane
Doria1971storm
Doris1975hurricane
Dorothy1966hurricane
Dorothy1970storm
Dorothy1977hurricane
Dottie1976storm
Earl1980hurricane
Earl1986hurricane
Earl1992storm
Earl1998hurricane
Earl2004storm
Earl2010hurricane
Edith1955hurricane
Edith1959storm
Edith1963hurricane
Edith1967storm
Edith1971hurricane
Edna1953hurricane
Edna1954hurricane
Edna1968storm
Edouard1984storm
Edouard1990storm
Edouard1996hurricane
Edouard2002storm
Edouard2008storm
Elaine1974storm
Elena1965hurricane
Elena1979storm
Elena1985hurricane
Ella1958hurricane
Ella1962hurricane
Ella1966storm
Ella1970hurricane
Ella1978hurricane
Ellen1973hurricane
Eloise1975hurricane
Emily1981hurricane
Emily1987hurricane
Emily1993hurricane
Emily1999storm
Emily2005hurricane
Emily2011storm
Emmy1976hurricane
Erika1991storm
Erika1997hurricane
Erika2003hurricane
Erika2009storm
Erin1989hurricane
Erin1995hurricane
Erin2001hurricane
Erin2007storm
Ernesto1982storm
Ernesto1988storm
Ernesto1994storm
Ernesto2000storm
Ernesto2006hurricane
Ernesto2012hurricane
Esther1957storm
Esther1961hurricane
Ethel1956storm
Ethel1960hurricane
Ethel1964hurricane
Eve1969storm
Evelyn1977hurricane
Fabian1985storm
Fabian1991storm
Fabian1997storm
Fabian2003hurricane
Faith1966hurricane
Fay2002storm
Fay2008storm
Faye1975hurricane
Felice1970storm
Felix1989hurricane
Felix1995hurricane
Felix2001hurricane
Felix2007hurricane
Fern1967hurricane
Fern1971hurricane
Fifi1958hurricane
Fifi1974hurricane
Fiona2010storm
Flora1955hurricane
Flora1959hurricane
Flora1963hurricane
Florence1953hurricane
Florence1954hurricane
Florence1960storm
Florence1964storm
Florence1988hurricane
Florence1994hurricane
Florence2000hurricane
Florence2006hurricane
Florence2012storm
Flossie1978hurricane
Flossy1956hurricane
Floyd1981hurricane
Floyd1987hurricane
Floyd1993hurricane
Floyd1999hurricane
Fran1973hurricane
Fran1984storm
Fran1990storm
Fran1996hurricane
Francelia1969hurricane
Frances1961hurricane
Frances1968storm
Frances1976hurricane
Frances1980hurricane
Frances1986hurricane
Frances1992hurricane
Frances1998storm
Frances2004hurricane
Franklin2005storm
Franklin2011storm
Fred2009hurricane
Frederic1979hurricane
Frieda1957hurricane
Frieda1977storm
Gabrielle1989hurricane
Gabrielle1995storm
Gabrielle2001hurricane
Gabrielle2007storm
Gail1953hurricane
Gaston2004hurricane
Gaston2010storm
Georges1980hurricane
Georges1998hurricane
Gerda1958storm
Gerda1961storm
Gerda1969hurricane
Gert1981hurricane
Gert1993hurricane
Gert1999hurricane
Gert2005storm
Gert2011storm
Gertrude1974hurricane
Gilbert1988hurricane
Gilda1954storm
Gilda1973storm
Ginger1967storm
Ginger1971hurricane
Ginny1963hurricane
Gladys1955hurricane
Gladys1964hurricane
Gladys1968hurricane
Gladys1975hurricane
Gloria1976hurricane
Gloria1979hurricane
Gloria1985hurricane
Gordon1994hurricane
Gordon2000hurricane
Gordon2006hurricane
Gordon2012hurricane
Grace1991hurricane
Grace1997storm
Grace2003storm
Grace2009storm
Gracie1959hurricane
Greta1956hurricane
Greta1966storm
Greta1970storm
Greta1978hurricane
Gustav1984storm
Gustav1990hurricane
Gustav1996storm
Gustav2002hurricane
Gustav2008hurricane
Hallie1966storm
Hallie1975storm
Hanna2002storm
Hanna2008hurricane
Hannah1959hurricane
Harvey1981hurricane
Harvey1993hurricane
Harvey1999storm
Harvey2005storm
Harvey2011storm
Hattie1961hurricane
Hazel1953storm
Hazel1954hurricane
Heidi1967hurricane
Heidi1971storm
Helena1963storm
Helene1958hurricane
Helene1988hurricane
Helene2000storm
Helene2006hurricane
Helene2012storm
Henri1979hurricane
Henri1985storm
Henri2003storm
Henri2009storm
Hermine1980storm
Hermine1998storm
Hermine2004storm
Hermine2010storm
Hilda1955hurricane
Hilda1964hurricane
Holly1969hurricane
Holly1976hurricane
Hope1978storm
Hortense1984hurricane
Hortense1990storm
Hortense1996hurricane
Hugo1989hurricane
Humberto1995hurricane
Humberto2001hurricane
Humberto2007hurricane
Ida2009hurricane
Igor2010hurricane
Ike2008hurricane
Ilsa1958hurricane
Inez1966hurricane
Inga1961storm
Inga1969hurricane
Ingrid2007storm
Ione1955hurricane
Irene1959storm
Irene1971hurricane
Irene1981hurricane
Irene1999hurricane
Irene2005hurricane
Irene2011hurricane
Iris1989storm
Iris1995hurricane
Iris2001hurricane
Irma1978storm
Isaac1988storm
Isaac2000hurricane
Isaac2006hurricane
Isaac2012hurricane
Isabel1985storm
Isabel2003hurricane
Isbell1964hurricane
Isidore1984storm
Isidore1990hurricane
Isidore1996hurricane
Isidore2002hurricane
Ivan1980hurricane
Ivan1998hurricane
Ivan2004hurricane
Janet1955hurricane
Janice1958hurricane
Janice1971storm
Jeanne1980hurricane
Jeanne1998hurricane
Jeanne2004hurricane
Jenny1961hurricane
Jenny1969storm
Jerry1989hurricane
Jerry1995storm
Jerry2001storm
Jerry2007storm
Joan1988hurricane
Jose1981storm
Jose1999hurricane
Jose2005storm
Jose2011storm
Josephine1984hurricane
Josephine1990hurricane
Josephine1996storm
Josephine2002storm
Josephine2008storm
Joyce2000hurricane
Joyce2012storm
Juan1985hurricane
Juan2003hurricane
Judith1959hurricane
Judith1966storm
Julia2010hurricane
Juliet1978storm
Kara1969hurricane
Karen1989storm
Karen1995storm
Karen2001hurricane
Karen2007hurricane
Karl1980hurricane
Karl1998hurricane
Karl2004hurricane
Karl2010hurricane
Kate1985hurricane
Kate2003hurricane
Katia2011hurricane
Katie1955hurricane
Katrina1981hurricane
Katrina1999storm
Katrina2005hurricane
Keith1988storm
Keith2000hurricane
Kendra1978hurricane
Kirk2012hurricane
Klaus1984hurricane
Klaus1990hurricane
Kristy1971storm
Kyle1996storm
Kyle2002hurricane
Kyle2008hurricane
Larry2003storm
Laura1971storm
Laura2008storm
Laurie1969hurricane
Lee2005storm
Lee2011storm
Lenny1999hurricane
Leslie2000storm
Leslie2012hurricane
Lili1984hurricane
Lili1990hurricane
Lili1996hurricane
Lili2002hurricane
Lisa1998hurricane
Lisa2004hurricane
Lisa2010hurricane
Lois1966hurricane
Lorenzo2001storm
Lorenzo2007hurricane
Luis1995hurricane
Marco1990storm
Marco1996hurricane
Marco2008storm
Maria2005hurricane
Maria2011hurricane
Marilyn1995hurricane
Martha1969hurricane
Matthew2004storm
Matthew2010storm
Melissa2007storm
Michael2000hurricane
Michael2012hurricane
Michelle2001hurricane
Mindy2003storm
Mitch1998hurricane
Nadine2000storm
Nadine2012hurricane
Nana1990hurricane
Nana2008storm
Nate2005hurricane
Nate2011hurricane
Nicholas2003storm
Nicole1998hurricane
Nicole2004storm
Nicole2010storm
Noel1995hurricane
Noel2001hurricane
Noel2007hurricane
Odette2003storm
Olga2001hurricane
Olga2007storm
Omar2008hurricane
Opal1995hurricane
Ophelia2005hurricane
Ophelia2011hurricane
Oscar2012storm
Otto2004storm
Otto2010hurricane
Pablo1995storm
Paloma2008hurricane
Patty2012storm
Paula2010hurricane
Peter2003storm
Philippe2005hurricane
Philippe2011hurricane
Rafael2012hurricane
Richard2010hurricane
Rina2011hurricane
Rita2005hurricane
Roxanne1995hurricane
Sandy2012hurricane
Sean2011storm
Sebastien1995storm
Shary2010hurricane
Stan2005hurricane
Tammy2005storm
Tanya1995hurricane
Tomas2010hurricane
Tony2012storm
Vince2005hurricane
Wilma2005hurricane