2019 Hurricane Names

2019 Storm Names for Atlantic Basin and Eastern North-Pacific

December 26, 2018
Hurricane Florence Sept 2018

Hurricane Florence as seen from the International Space Station on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

NASA

Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael… Wondering where all these names come from? Here’s the list of hurricane names for the 2019 season.

2019 Hurricane Season

The lists include storms in both the Atlantic Basin (Gulf and East Coast hurricanes) and Eastern North-Pacific (Pacific Island and West Coast hurricanes).

Hurricane season officially starts on June 1 and ends on November 30. See Hurricane Season Forecast and Recap here.

Hurricane Names for 2019

Atlantic Tropical (and Subtropical) Storm Names for 2019

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

Eastern North-Pacific Tropical (and Subtropical) Storm Names for 2019

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

Note: Hurricanes are given names according to a formal system that is managed by the World Meteorological Organization, not The Old Farmer’s Almanac!  We appreciate your requests, however, we have no influence over the names selected. 

How do Hurricanes Get Their Names?

  • Hurricane names are selected by the World Meteorological Organization. There are six lists of names for Atlantic and Pacific storms. Every six years, the lists of names repeat.
  • Each list contains unique names, which are assigned to storms in alphabetical order. If more storms occur in one season than there are names on the list, the newest storms are named after the Greek alphabet (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and so on).
  • Tropical storms are given names when they display a rotating circulation pattern and wind speeds of 39 miles per hour (63 kilometers per hour). A tropical storm develops into a hurricane when wind speeds reach 74 mph (119 kph).
  • The names of especially destructive hurricanes are usually retired. See a list of retired tropical storm and hurricane names here.

The History of Hurricane Names

  • Native Americans called these storms hurakons, after “a great spirit who commanded the east wind.” Spanish explorers adopted the word and then began giving hurricanes the names of patron saints on whose feast days the storms occurred. Later, hurricanes were identified by their longitude and latitude.
  • In 1950, a formal practice for storm naming was first developed by the U.S. National Hurricane Center. At that time, storms were named according to a phonetic alphabet (e.g., Able, Baker, Charlie) and the names used were the same for each hurricane season; in other words, the first hurricane of a season was always named “Able,” the second “Baker,” and so on.
  • In 1953, to avoid the repetitive use of names, the system was revised so that storms would be given female names. This mimicked the habits of old naval meteorologists, who named the storms after their wife or girlfriend, much the way ships at sea were named after women. A weatherman in Australia is credited with being the first person to give a tropical storm a female name.
  • In 1979, the system was revised again to include both female and male names.

Learn More About Hurricanes

For more information on hurricanes, see:

Also check out our series on some of the worst hurricanes to ever hit the US: The Worst Hurricanes in US History (Part I)

Source: 

The 2019 Old Farmer's Almanac

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I would like to see a hurrican name reschbushia!

Hurricane

i want to be named after a hurricane

Hurricane name

I would like to see a Hurricane named Shealyn

To name a huracán in my name

My name is charliesteban

Hurricane name

Suggest Penny

I would like to named after a

I would like to named after a hurricane. Name is TaWanna. Thank you

Female name for Hurricane

I would like to suggest Dessie as a name. Thank you.

The new science hurricane you name it sounds good

The one thing I know we need to be prepared for ourselves when this dangerous storm hits our country and also be prepared for hurricane Irma.This very hard to deal with these bad storms. Praise God that we can all survive through all of these storms. And pray for the world from our wars with other countries out here on this earth. Godbless all and all to one.

Hurricane names

Suggestion for a hurricane name Angel. Or Elijah

SUGGESTION FOR STORM NAME

I would like to suggest my daughter name Sarvani

Suggestion for hurricane name

I would like to suggest my wife's name for a tropical storm. Her name is Liliane. Mahalo!

Hurricane names

How about Clyde Penny Wesley Rodney Timothy Ruth John

Hurricane

Hurricane name should be "Hurricane Belinda

Hurricane names

I second that vote for Belinda.

Suggestion for storm name for 2018

Vernay for a girl storm name.

hurricane names:

Just use this, with one letter for each hurricane: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Alternate boy/girl one year and girl/boy the second year.

Hurricane Names 2018

Charisse George Dinah Susan Dakota Sean Kendrisse Theon Branford Chantol Kaley Kenleah Dacoia Samone Adolphus Kendrick Antio Ricardo Madonna Anwar Malik Tiara Ritera Adrienne Anton

Hurricane Names 2018 - Forever

Marla Eddie Barbara Lynn Hubert Caroline Blaze Craig Dexter Dixie Levi Luci Joe Robert Daniel Stephen Johnathan Joan Jack or Jacob Joy Debbie Helen Norman Miriam Hannah Francis Herman Midge Isaac Howard Stewart Marc Tiffany Ava Laina Izzy Zev or Zevi Rose Hope Karen Gus David Michelle Michael Harold Bonnie Sharon Larry Gabe Sam Lauren Charles Xander Vaughn Kaia Maya Nikki Harrison Ben Gloria Esther Betty Bruce Mary Leon Kevin Toni Fischer Iggy Abby Jordan Taylor Isaiah Harriet Joshua Spencer Justin Amy Bailey Alyssa Anthony Christian Chuck Julie Peter Leah Eric John Brennan Brendan Zack Angela Mollie Molly Molli Sarah Lila Alexis Maddie Maddy Madi Mandy Mandi Mundo Hunter Emily Emma Kari Mindye Kara Monel Barry Jeff Robin Dean Alex Jeremiah Cisco Judy Judie Braydon Braxton Jackson Braylon Rudy Brooke Brooks Brook Vanessa Gissele Cierra Elle (Ell-ee) Elle Eli Elliot Chase Kyle Rafer KC Jadyn Blayney Rachel Rebecca Justice Dane Ellen Jackie Jocelyn Laikun Sam Samuel Susan Suzie DJ Joey Mia May Mya Mai Mae Donna Theresa Adrian Denzel George Terrence Rodney CJ Chris Adam April Jaylon Stan Stanley Dan Danny Dave Giovanni Jake Nathan Nathaniel Spike Nic Nick Nicholas Brie Brianna Nate Christopher Tina Christina Gwen Alicia Blake Miley Celine Jamie Jamil Antoine Ian Shakira Evan Danielle Foster Patrick Brett Brock Paul Pauline Paula Jimmy Timmy Wanda Cosmo Jorgen Wandisimo Carl Sheen Cindy Randy Seth Sid Syd Sydney Sidney Zoey Logan Beth Ashley Benita Shirley Allen Alan Donny Will William Dustin Riley Graham Grayson Chyna Sabrina Sabina Brandon Mark Jeffrey Jeffery Thomas Tomas Tommy Julia Jason Bryce Tyler Marcel Jerry Ross Chandler Monica Minuto Dolph Kane Barr Marge Homer Milhouse Maggie Lisa Louis Louie Frankie Charlie Cooper Carter Kaitlyn Kaitlin Kat Robbie Tori Jade Beck Trina Andre Amzie ( In Memory of Amzie Smith ) Mikayla Natalya Alexa Mickie Mickey Minnie Maxine Murrel Roger Clevenland Glen Glenn Quagmire Ray Raymond Sheila Christa Ronald I think all these names would be good and unique for Hurricane or Tropical Storm Names

I have a few names to suggest

Sherland (female), Voncier (female), Lelund (Male),Preston (Male), Lavelle (Male), Travis (Male)

Hurricanes names

I have a suggestion for names..let's not name them anything and hope they go away or at least never threaten landfall ever again..I know that sounds stupid and I know it would never work,but I just wanted to say that..to bad we can't completely stop them

Hurricane Name Correction

Jorge is pronounced Jor-gee

Hurricane Names

I think the names Ethan, Marnina, Noah, Abigail, Brian, Deborah, James, Chubba, Elvis, Godiva, or Jorge ( pronounced gor-gee) would be good and unique names for Hrricanes or tropical storms 2018 - 2022

K's name

Kevin for boy and Kelly for girl. My lityle ones.

Suggest a Hurricane Name for 2018 for K's

Name for a Girl is Hurricane Kisha and Name for a Boy is Hurricane Kane

Name for Hurricane

Keshia for girl and Colin for a boy

Storm name

I second the name, to be spelled either "Kellie" or "Kelly".

Hurricane name

Bob or Bobby.

I BELEIVE BOB IS RETIRED...

I BELEIVE BOB IS RETIRED....HOW ABOUT ROBERT

Hurricane bob

Hurricane bob hit new england in the 90s I believe

Names

Please put Macy on your list of hurricanes names

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