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Source National Hurricane Center

Since 1953, Atlantic tropical storms had been named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center. They are now maintained and updated through a strict procedure by an international committee of the World Meteorological Organization. In the event that more than twenty-one named tropical cyclones occur in the Atlantic basin in a season, additional storms will take names from theĀ Greek alphabet .

2017 Storm Names

Arlene
Bret
Cindy
Don
Emily
Franklin
Gert

Harvey
Irma
Jose
Katia
Lee
Maria
Nate

Ophelia
Philippe
Rina
Sean
Tammy
Vince
Whitney


2018 Storm Names

Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon

Helene
Isaac
Joyce
Kirk
Leslie
Michael
Nadine

Oscar
Patty
Rafael
Sara
Tony
Valerie
William


2019 Storm Names

Andrea
Barry
Chantal
Dorian
Erin
Fernand
Gabrielle

Humberto
Imelda
Jerry
Karen
Lorenzo
Melissa
Nestor

Olga
Pablo
Rebekah
Sebastien
Tanya
Van
Wendy


2020 Storm Names

Arthur
Bertha
Cristobal
Dolly
Edouard
Fay
Gonzalo

Hanna
Isaias
Josephine
Kyle
Laura
Marco
Nana

Omar
Paulette
Rene
Sally
Teddy
Vicky
Wilfred


2021 Storm Names

Ana
Bill
Claudette
Danny
Elsa
Fred
Grace

Henri
Ida
Julian
Kate
Larry
Mindy
Nicholas

Odette
Peter
Rose
Sam
Teresa
Victor
Wanda


2022 Storm Names

Alex
Bonnie
Colin
Danielle
Earl
Fiona
Gaston

Hermine
Igor
Julia
Karl
Lisa
Matthew
Nicole

Otto
Paula
Richard
Shary
Tobias
Virginie
Walter


The six lists above are used in rotation and re-cycled every six years, i.e., the 2014 list will be used again in 2020. The only time that there is a change in the list is if a storm is so deadly or costly that the future use of its name on a different storm would be inappropriate for reasons of sensitivity. If that occurs, then at an annual meeting by the WMO committee (called primarily to discuss many other issues) the offending name is stricken from the list and another name is selected to replace it. Several names have been retired since the lists were created. Here is more information the history of naming tropical cyclones and retired names .

If a storm forms in the off-season, it will take the next name in the list based on the current calendar date. For example, if a tropical cyclone formed on December 28th, it would take the name from the previous season's list of names. If a storm formed in February, it would be named from the subsequent season's list of names.