Meaning & History
Ororo Munroe is one of the main protagonists in Marvel's X-Men line of comics, where she is better known by her 'mutant' name Storm. As a mutant she has the ability to control the weather. The name Ororo was likely invented by her creators Dave Cockrum and Len Wein. In X-Men issue #133 of volume 1, Ororo states that "beauty" is the English translation of her name. In the comics she is stated to be Kenyan so it is assumed that her name is Kenyan; and in Swahili, which happens to be spoken by some people in Kenya, Ororo actually means "soft, sensitive, delicate". This may be a coincidence where the creators happened to chose a Swahili word, or the comic writers made a mistake with their meaning.