List of Names for the 2018 Hurricane Season

Names of U.S. Hurricanes: Atlantic Basin and Eastern North-Pacific


Here is the list of hurricane names for the 2018 hurricane season including the Atlantic Basin (Miami hurricanes) and Eastern North-Pacific (California hurricanes).

How are Hurricanes Named?

  • 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.
  • A weatherman in Australia is credited with being the first person to name a tropical storm after a female. By World War II, meteorologists in the U.S. military named storms after their girlfriends and wives. Atlantic hurricanes began to be officially given women’s names starting in 1954 and men’s names in 1979.
  • Hurricanes’ names are selected by the World Meteorological Organization. Every six years, the list of names begins again! However, the names of especially destructive hurricanes are usually retired. See the “retired” tropical storm and hurricane names.

Hurricane Names for 2018

Atlantic Tropical (and Subtropical) Storm Names for 2018

Alberto Helene Oscar
Beryl Issac Patty
Chris Joyce Raphael
Debby Kirk Sarah
Ernesto Leslie Toney
Florence Michael Valerie 
Gordon Nadine William

Eastern North-Pacific Tropical (and Subtropical) Storm Names for 2018

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

For more fun information on hurricanes, find out how to figure out a hurricane’s strength and how to predict a hurricane!


The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac

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Some names are spelled wrong...

The Atlantic 2018 list is
Alberto, Beryl, Chris,
Debby, Ernesto, Florence,
Gordon, Helene, Isaac,
Joyce, Kirk, Leslie,
Michael, Nadine, Oscar,
Patty, Rafael, Sara,
Tony, Valerie, William.

Please name one Renee.

Please name one Renee.

Rene is on a list.

Close enough to Renee, Rene is on the list for 2020, although it is rare we go that far down the list.

My name is awesome

My name is extraordinary. I'm a good father to a family of 3 and a loving wife.My name is built of structure and success. Plz accept my name as a hurricane name next season thank you!

hurricane names

How do you skip "Q" in the list?

Hurricane names: No Q or U or XYZ!

You’re correct! According to NOAA, it’s too difficult to keep cycling names beginning with X,Y, Z, Q and U, so the official slates of hurricane names (one for the Atlantic, one for the Pacific) have 21 names each.

Hurricane and storm names

Well I've never heard the nam umma, pepsi, Ezra, NYHREE (my dogs name), ,Xena, Yolanda, Zorba? Many more names in the BIBLE not to notion ancient Ireland , Greece Italy Uganda Africa Hawaii, Canada! Not to mention the all beautiful NATIVE AMERICAN INDIANS??!!! Please make the names storms a fun and historic way for our school children to learn some REAL FACTS OF HISTORY!
Thank you, Mary and Nyhree
Long Island, N.Y.

Name for hurricane

A good rare name for a hurricane. Hurricane: RETZE


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Hurricane names

Reese is a great name and it is very unique but it has never been used it would mean a lot to me if it was chosen for 2018 or any other year!!!

Stormy relationship

Coincidence? My ex-husband's and my name both occur in the list of Eastern North-Pacific Tropical (and Subtropical) storm names for 2017

Hurricane Name

All the hurricanes I've been through, still never
One named Myrtle.

Why Keep Requesting

As it is written, this is not a name request site. We all know who names these things. Thanks, Almanac, for all the great info you provide.


why does everyone want a hurricane to be named after them?? that makes no sense.

Hurricane Name

Can you name a Hurricane named Hurricane Xavier? Thanks.

Xavier is on a list.

Xavier is on 3 of the Eastern-North Pacific lists, although it is rare they go down that far.


Please name a hurricane after me where iam from I never had any hurricanes until I moved to the South

I want a hurricane named after me

Plz name a hurricane Zachary I would really appreciate it

name a hurricane

plz name a hurricane Liliane. it is my name and my Great Great-Grandmother. and i think my name is super original. dont want to gloat. just an idea

Hurricane names

I finally got mines. NATE and won a bet on the next name lol im stoked

I want a hurricane named

I want a hurricane named after me, Ms Ashley Bitch. And yall better do it too. Lol Ms Ashley

Hurricane names

Paige would be a really pretty name

Just a thought

Several years ago there was a storm by the name, "Zelda". I (being the video brain I am) think that the name, "Mario" would be a suiting name for a powerful storm such as a hurricane. This is only an opinion, but it would lighten the mood in a hard situation.

Mario replaced Manuel.

In the North-Eastern Pacific in 2013, Category 1 Hurricane Manuel devastated parts of Mexico. Manuel was replaced with Mario for that season. Coincidentally, Zelda is on the same list.

I dream someday my name would

I dream someday my name would be a Hurricane Name "Lettie"

I want a hurricane named

I want a hurricane named after me in 2018 hurricane carlos

My dream is to get hurricANe

My dream is to get hurricANe named after me! I want it to be Hurricane Keenan

Wrong person

The reply I sent meant to go to person above

Carlos is on a list.

In the Eastern North Pacific, Carlos is scheduled for 2021.