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Lists of tropical cyclone names

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Because of their long-term persistence, and the need for a unique identifier in issuing forecasts and warnings, tropical cyclones are given names. What follows are the lists from which these names are taken.


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North Atlantic

North Atlantic Ocean storms are named by the U.S. National Hurricane Center from the following lists. There are six lists of names, with female names starting odd-numbered years (e.g. 1999) and male names starting even-numbered years (e.g. 2002). Names are used in alphabetical order, and lists are recycled after six years. For retired names, see List of notable tropical cyclones.

2005

Arlene - Bret - Cindy - Dennis - Emily - Franklin - Gert - Harvey - Irene - Jose - Katrina - Lee - Maria - Nate - Ophelia - Philippe - Rita - Stan - Tammy - Vince - Wilma

2006

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

2007

Andrea - Barry - Chantal - Dean - Erin - Felix - Gabrielle - Humberto - Ingrid - Jerry - Karen - Lorenzo - Melissa - Noel - Olga - Pablo - Rebekah - Sebastien - Tanya - Van - Wendy

2008

Arthur - Bertha - Cristobal - Dolly - Edouard - Fay - Gustav - Hanna - Ike - Josephine - Kyle - Laura - Marco - Nana - Omar - Paloma - Rene - Sally - Teddy - Vicky - Wilfred

2009

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

2010

Alex - Bonnie - Colin - Danielle - Earl - Fiona - Gaston - Hermine - Igor - Julia - Karl - Lisa - Matthew - Nicole - Otto - Paula - Richard - Shary - Tomas - Virginie - Walter

South Atlantic

Because of the lack of tropical cyclones in the south Atlantic Ocean, there is no naming scheme for storms that occur there.

When a hurricane formed there in 2004, it was informally named Catarina after Santa Catarina (Brazil), where it made landfall.


North Pacific east of 140W

Eastern north Pacific naming follows the same scheme as the north Atlantic, but with its own lists.

2005

Adrian - Beatriz - Calvin - Dora - Eugene - Fernanda - Greg - Hilary - Irwin - Jova - Kenneth - Lidia - Max - Norma - Otis - Pilar - Ramon - Selman - Todd - Veronica - Wiley - Xina - York - Zelda

2006

Aletta - Bud - Carlotta - Daniel - Emilia - Fabio - Gilma - Hector - Ileana - John - Kristy - Lane - Miriam - Norman - Olivia - Paul - Rosa - Sergio - Tara - Vicente - Willa - Xavier - Yolanda - Zeke

2007

Alvin - Barbara - Cosme - Dalila - Erick - Flossie - Gil - Henriette - Ivo - Juliette - Kiko - Lorena - Manuel - Narda - Octave - Priscilla - Raymond - Sonia - Tico - Velma - Wallis - Xina - York - Zelda

2008

Alma - Boris - Cristina - Douglas - Elida - Fausto - Genevieve - Hernan - Iselle - Julio - Karina - Lowell - Marie - Norbert - Odile - Polo - Rachel - Simon - Trudy - Vance - Winnie - Xavier - Yolanda - Zeke

2009

Andres - Blanca - Carlos - Dolores - Enrique - Felicia - Guillermo - Hilda - Ignacio - Jimena - Kevin - Linda - Marty - Nora - Olaf - Patricia - Rick - Sandra - Terry - Vivian - Waldo - Xina - York - Zelda

2010

Agatha - Blas - Celia - Darby - Estelle - Frank - Georgette - Howard - Isis - Javier - Kay - Lester - Madeline - Newton - Orlene - Paine - Roslyn - Seymour - Tina - Virgil - Winifred - Xavier - Yolanda - Zeke


Central North Pacific (Date line to 140W)

Central north Pacific hurricane names do not have separate lists for each year. The first name for a new year will be the first name that is unused from the previous year.


Alika Ana Akoni Aka
Ele Ela Ema Ekeka
Huko Halola Hana Hali
Ioke Iune Io Iolana
Kika Kimo Keli Keoni
Lana Loke Lala Li
Maka Malia Moke Mele
Neki Niala Nele Nona
Oleka Oko Oka Oliwa
Peni Pali Peke Paka
Ulia Ulika Uleki Upana
Wali Walaka Wila Wene

Western North Pacific

Western North Pacific tropical cyclones are named by the Tokyo Typhoon Centre of the Japan Meteorological Agency. Names are selected from the following lists, and were contributed by members of the WMO Typhoon Committee. Each of 14 nations or territories submitted 10 names, which are used in alphabetical order by the English name of the country.

Contributing Nation Names
Cambodia Damrey Kong-rey Nakri Krovanh Sarika
China Longwang Yutu Fengshen Dujuan Haima
DPR Korea Kirogi Toraji Kalmaegi Maemi Meari
Hong Kong Kai-Tak Man-yi Fung-wong Choi-wan Ma-on
Japan Tenbin Usagi Kammuri Koppu Tokage
Laos Bolaven Pabuk Phanfone Ketsana Nock-ten
Macau Chanchu Wutip Vongfong Parma Muifa
Malaysia Jelawat Sepat Rusa Melor Merbok
Micronesia Ewinlar Fitow Sinlaku Nepartak Nanmadol
Philippines Bilis Danas Hagupit Lupit Talas
RO Korea Gaemi Nari Changmi Sudal Noru
Thailand Prapiroon Vipa Mekkhala Nida Kulap
U.S.A. Maria Francisco Higos Omais Roke
Vietnam Saomai Lekima Bavi Conson Sonca
Cambodia Bopha Krosa Maysak Chanthu Nesat
China Wukong Haiyan Haishen Dianmu Haitang
DPR Korea Sonamu Podul Pongsona Mindule Nalgae
Hong Kong Shanshan Lingling Yanyan Tingting Banyan
Japan Yagi Kajiki Kujira Kompasu Washi
Laos Xangsane Faxai Chan-hom Namtheun Matsa
Macau Bebinca Vamei Linfa Malou Sanvu
Malaysia Rumbia Tapah Nangka Meranti Mawar
Micronesia Soulik Mitag Soudelor Rananin Guchol
Philippines Cimaron Hagibis Imbudo Malakas Talim
RO Korea Chebi Noguri Koni Megi Nabi
Thailand Durian Rammasun Morakot Chaba Khanun
U.S.A. Utor Chataan Etau Aere Vicente
Vietnam Trami Halong Vamco Songda Saola

Philippines

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) uses its own naming scheme for tropical cyclones within its area of responsibility. Lists are recycled every four years. If the list of names for a given year is insufficient, names are taken from an auxillary list.

2004

Ambo - Butchoy - Cosme - Dindo - Enteng - Frank - Gener - Helen - Igme - Julian - Karen - Lawin - Marce - Nina - Ofel - Pablo - Quinta - Rolly - Siony - Tonyo - Unding - Violeta - Winnie - Yoyong - Zosimo

2005

Auring - Bising - Crising - Dante - Emong - Feria - Gorio - Huaning - Isang - Jolina - Kiko - Labuyo - Maring - Nando - Ondoy - Pepeng - Quedan - Ramil - Santi - Tino - Undang -Vinta - Wilma - Yolanda - Zoraida

2006

Agaton - Basyang - Caloy - Domeng - Ester - Florita - Gloria - Henry - Inday - Juan - Katring - Luis - Milenyo - Neneng - Ompong - Paeng - Queenie - Reming - Seniang - Tomas - Usman - Venus - Waldo - Yayang - Zeny

2007

Amang - Bebeng - Chedeng - Dodong - Egay - Falcon - Goring - Hanna - Ineng - Juaning - Kabayan - Lando - Mina - Nonoy - Onyok - Pedring - Quiel - Ramon - Sendong - Tisoy - Ursula - Viring - Weng - Yoyoy - Zigzag

Australia

Western Australia (90E to 125 E)

Adeline - Bertie - Clare - Daryl - Emma - Floyd - Glenda - Hubert - Isobel - Jacob - Kara - Lee - Melanie - Nicholas - Ophelia - Pancho - Rhonda - Selwyn - Tiffany - Victor - Zelia

Alison - Billy - Cathy - Damien - Elle - Frederic - Gwenda - Hamish - Ilsa - John - Kirrily - Leon - Marcia - Norman - Olga - Paul - Rosita - Sam - Taryn - Vincent - Walter

Alex - Bessi - Chris - Dianne - Errol - Fiona - Graham - Harriet - Inigo - Jana - Ken - Linda - Monty - Nicky - Oscar - Phoebe - Sally - Tim - Vivienne - Willy

Northern Australia (125E to 137E)

Amelia - Bruno - Coral - Dominic - Esther - Ferdinand - Gretel - Hector - Irma - Jason - Kay - Laurence - Marian - Neville - Olwyn - Phil - Rachel - Sid - Tasha - Verdun - Winsome

Alistair - Bonnie - Craig - Debbie - Evan - Fay - George - Helen - Ira - Jasmine - Kim - Laura - Matt - Narelle - Oswald - Penny - Russell - Sandra - Trevor - Valerie - Warwick

Eastern Australian (137E to 160E, south of ~10S)

Alice - Bruce - Cecily - Dennis - Edna - Fletcher - Gillian - Harold - Ita - Jack - Kitty - Les - May - Nathan - Olinda - Pete - Rona - Stan - Tammy - Vaughan - Wyla

Anika - Bernie - Claudia - Des - Erica - Fritz - Grace - Harvey - Ingrid - Jim - Kate - Larry - Monica - Nelson - Odette - Pierre - Rebecca - Sandy - Tania - Vernon -Wendy

Alfred - Blanch - Charles - Denise - Ernie - Frances - Greg - Hilda - Ivan - Joyce - Kelvin - Lisa - Marcus - Nora - Owen - Polly - Richard - Sadie - Theodore - Verity - Wallace

South-west Indian Ocean

2003/2004

Abaimba - Beni - Cela - Darius - Elita - Frank - Gafilo - Helma - Itseng - Jubela - Katiba - Lenny - Moingaza - Naledi - Olie - Patou - Quilmane - Ralph - Sefate - Tom - Umuri - Valetta - Wells - Xivier - Yvonne - Zuri

2004/2005

Arola - Bento - Chambo - Devika - Ernest - Felapi - Gerard - Hennie - Isang - Juliet - Kalo - Lilian - Madi - Neddy - Ouledi - Patricia - Qiqita - Ramon - Sopani - Tina - Ula - Vera - Willem - Xaoka - Yelda - Zuze

2006/2007

Alvin - Boloestse - Carina - Diwa - Elia - Farda - Guduza - Helio - Isabella - Jaone - Kundai - Lindsay - Marinda - Nadety - Otile - Pindile - Quincy - Rugare - Sebina - Timba - Usta - Velo - Wilby - Xanda - Yuri - Zoelle

Fiji

List A List B List C List D List E
(standby)
Ami Arthur Atu Amos Ana
Beni Becky Bune Bart Bina
Cilla Cliff Cyril Cora Chris
Dovi Daman Daphne Dani Donna
Eseta Elisa Evan Ella Eva
Fili Funa Freda Frank Fanny
Gina Gene Garry Gita Glen
Heta Hettie Helene Hali Hagar
Ivy Innis Ian Iris Irene
Judy Joni June Jo Julie
Kerry Ken Koko Kim Kala
Lola Lin Lusi Leo Louise
Meena Mick Mike Mona Mal
Nancy Nisha Nute Neil Nat
Olaf Oli Odile Oma Olo
Percy Pat Pam Paula Pami
Rae Rene Reuben Rita Rex
Sheila Sarah Solo Sose  ?
Tam Tomas Tui Trina Tino
Vaianu Vania Victor Vicky Vanessa
Wati Wilma Winston Waka  ?
Xavier - - - -
Yani Yasi Yalo Yolande Yvonne
Zita Zaka Zena Zoe Zazu

Papua New Guinea

The following names are used randomly.

Adel Abdul
Epi Emau
Guba Gule
Ila Igo
Kama Kamit
Tako Tiogo
Upia Ume

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