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This is the list of storm names used for the North Atlantic basin. These lists are rotated every seventh year. The next list to be used is List I, which is slated for use in the 2015 season.

List I (2015) List II (2016) List III (2017) List IV (2018) List V (2019) List VI (2020)
Ana Alex Arlene Alberto Andrea Arthur
Bill Bonnie Bret Beryl Barry Bertha
Claudette Colin Cindy Chris Chantal Cristobal
Danny Danielle Don Debby Dorian Dolly
Erika Earl Emily Ernesto Erin Edouard
Fred Fiona Franklin Florence Fernand Fay
Grace Gaston Gert Gordon Gabrielle Gonzalo
Henri Hermine Harvey Helene Humberto Hanna
Ida Ian Irma Isaac Imelda Isaias
Joaquin Julia Jose Joyce Jerry Josephine
Kate Karl Katia Kirk Karen Kyle
Larry Lisa Lee Leslie Lorenzo Laura
Mindy Matthew Maria Michael Melissa Marco
Nicholas Nicole Nate Nadine Nestor Nana
Odette Otto Ophelia Oscar Olga Omar
Peter Paula Philippe Patty Pablo Paulette
Rose Richard Rina Rafael Rebekah Rene
Sam Shary Sean Sara Sebastien Sally
Teresa Tobias Tammy Tony Tanya Teddy
Victor Virginie Vince Valerie Van Vicky
Wanda Walter Whitney William Wendy Wilfred

List IEdit

List I is a list that usually supplies the names for a below average to normal season, due to being in line during El Niño. List I is made it as far down as the P named storm, which occurred in 2003, with the naming of Peter during that season. The strongest storm on the list was Hurricane Isabel in 2003, a category 5 hurricane with minimum pressure of 915 millibar (mbar). This list has seen a total of 61 total tropical storms, 29 total hurricanes, and 13 total major hurricanes; making this list slightly less active than other lists. The most inactive year with this list ties with 1991* and 1997**, with a total of only seven named storms. The most active year with this list was in 2003 with a total of sixteen storms. This list has seen a total of 7 retired names since 1979.

Current namesEdit

Ana Erika Ida Mindy Rose Wanda
Bill Fred Joaquin Nicholas Sam
Claudette Grace Kate Odette Teresa
Danny Henri Larry Peter Victor

Past namesEdit

*An unnamed hurricane in 1991 is excluded from the storm total.

** An unnamed subtropical storm in 1997 is excluded from the storm total.

List IIEdit

List II is a list that usually supplies the names for a normal to above average season, due to being in line during El Niño and La Niña. List II has made it as far down as the T named storm, which occurred in 2010, with the naming of Tomas during that season. The strongest storm on the list was Hurricane Allen in 1980, a category 5 hurricane with minimum pressure of 899 mbar. This list has seen a total of 72 total tropical storms, 48 total hurricanes, and 17 total major hurricanes; making this list one of the most active lists. The most inactive year with this list ties with 1986 and 1992*, with a total of only six storms. The most active year with this list was in 2010, with a total of nineteen storms. This list has seen a total of 10 retired names since 1980.

Current namesEdit

Alex Earl Ian Matthew Richard Walter
Bonnie Fiona Julia Nicole Shary
Colin Gaston Karl Otto Tobias
Danielle Hermine Lisa Paula Virginie

Past namesEdit

*An unnamed subtropical storm from 1992 is excluded from the season total.

List IIIEdit

List III is a list that usually supplies the names for a below normal to above average season, due to being in line during El Niño and La Niña. List III is made it as far down as the W named storm*, which occurred in 2005, with the naming of Wilma during that season. The strongest storm on the list was Hurricane Wilma in 2005, a category 5 hurricane with minimum pressure of 882 mbar, the strongest Atlantic cyclone on record. This list has seen a total of 86 total tropical storms, 44 total hurricanes, and 21 total major hurricanes; making this list the most active list out of all of all the other lists. The most inactive year with this list was in 1987**, with a total of only six storms. The most active year with this list was in 2005, with the maximum total of twenty-one storms*. This list has seen a total of 8 retired names since 1981.

Current namesEdit

Arlene Emily Irma Maria Rina Whitney
Bret Franklin Jose Nate Sean
Cindy Gert Katia Ophelia Tammy
Don Harvey Lee Philippe Vince

Past namesEdit

*An unnamed subtropical storm, Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, and Zeta of 2005 are all excluded from the season total.

**An unnamed tropical storm from 1987 is excluded from the season total.

List IVEdit

List IV is a list that usually supplies the names for a below average to normal season, due to being in line during El Niño. List IV has made it as far down as the T named storm, which occurred in 2012, with the naming of Tony during that season. The strongest storm on the list was Hurricane Gilbert in 1988, a category 5 hurricane with minimum pressure of 888 mbar. This list has seen a total of 69 total tropical storms, 33 total hurricanes, and 10 total major hurricanes; making this list the one of the least active lists out of the other lists. The most inactive year with this list was in 1982*, with a total of only five storms. The most active year with this list was in 2012, with the total of nineteen storms. This list has seen a total of 4 retired names since 1982.

Current NamesEdit

Alberto Ernesto Isaac Michael Rafael William
Beryl Florence Joyce Nadine Sara
Chris Gordon Kirk Oscar Tony
Debby Helene Leslie Patty Valerie

Past namesEdit

* An unnamed subtropical storm is excluded from the season total.

List VEdit

List V is a list that usually supplies the names for a normal to above normal season, due to being in line during El Niño and La Niña. List V has made it as far down as the T named storm, which occurred in 1995, with the naming of Tanya during that season. The strongest storm on the list was Hurricane Dean in 2007, a category 5 hurricane with minimum pressure of 905 mbar. This list has seen a total of 77 total tropical storms, 38 total hurricanes, and 14 total major hurricanes; making this list the one of the more normal to active lists out of the other lists. The most inactive year with this list was in 1983, with a total of only four storms. The most active year with this list was in 1995, with the total of nineteen storms. This list has seen a total of 13 retired names since 1983.

Current NamesEdit

Andrea Erin Imelda Melissa Rebekah Wendy
Barry Fernand Jerry Nestor Sebastien
Chantal Gabrielle Karen Olga Tanya
Dorian Humberto Lorenzo Pablo Van

Past namesEdit

List VIEdit

List VI is a list that usually supplies the names for a normal to active season, due to being in line during El Niño and La Niña. List VI has made it as far down as the P named storm, which occurred in 2008, with the naming of Paloma during that season. The strongest storm on the list was Hurricane Edouard in 1996, a category 4 hurricane with minimum pressure of 933 mbar. This list has seen a total of 76 total tropical storms, 40 total hurricanes, and 17 total major hurricanes; making this list the one of the more active lists out of the other lists. The most inactive year with this list was 2014 with a total of eight named storms. The most active year with this list was in 2008, with the total of sixteen storms. This list has seen a total of 10 retired names since 1984.

Current NamesEdit

Arthur Edouard Isaias Marco Rene Wilfred
Bertha Fay Josephine Nana Sally
Cristobal Gonzalo Kyle Omar Teddy
Dolly Hanna Laura Paulette Vicky

Past namesEdit

Greek ListEdit

If a hurricane season becomes so active to the point where every assigned name on the list has been named, then the season will cycle to the backup list. The backup list contains every letter in the Greek alphabet, from Alpha to Omega. This backup list has only been used one time, which was during the 2005 hurricane season. The names Alpha, Beta, Gamma. Delta, Epsilon, and Zeta were used. This list contains 24 total names for use. This list has only seen a total of 6 tropical storms, 2 hurricanes, and 1 major hurricane since its first use in 2005. Names from this list cannot be retired as they are the official letters of the Greek alphabet. The WMO said that if a name is ever to be so devastating that it would be in line for retirement, that the name would still be used for future seasons due to the rarity of such an active season.

NamesEdit

Alpha Epsilon Iota Nu Rho Phi
Beta Zeta Kappa Xi Sigma Chi
Gamma Eta Lambda Omicron Tau Psi
Delta Theta Mu Pi Upsilon Omega

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