Hurricanes are not named after people. They are given human names because personal names are memorable, and they make it easier for people to understand forecasts and...
Hurricanes are named from predetermined lists of male and female names.
to see the lists for 2011 and beyond.
The National Weather Service first used female names; in 1979 it added male names. Six alphabetical naming lists rotate each year, resulting in reuse of names. Names of big or destructive storms are retired.
Within the North Atlantic ocean, the name of any significant tropical cyclone can
be retired from the tropical cyclone naming lists by the World Meteorological ...
Apr 17, 2015 ... Reason to Name Hurricanes. Experience shows that the use of short, distinctive
names in written as well as spoken communications is quicker ...
And despite the ungodly wrath that hurricanes
can unleash, the earliest hurricane naming
system -- dating back hundreds of years in the West Indies -- used saints' names
, coinciding with the feast day on which the hurricane
When a storm causes particular suffering... More »
So, hurricanes are not given names, tropical storms are given names, and they
retain their name if they develop into a hurricane. The names used for recent and
Here are the hurricane names to be used in 2012-2016 in the Atlantic basin:
Any nation impacted by a severe hurricane can lobby the WMO to have the
hurricane's name retired. From 1950 - 2011, 76 hurricanes had their names
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Andrea, Arthur, Ana, Alex ...
Hurricane names for 2015 Atlantic basin and Eastern Pacific tropical storm