TROPICAL PREDICTION CENTER/TROPICAL CYCLONE
NAMES

WORLD-WIDE TROPICAL CYCLONE NAMES



 

Atlantic Names:

    1997        1998        1999        2000        2001        2002

   Ana         Alex        Arlene      Alberto     Allison     Arthur
   Bill        Bonnie      Bret        Beryl       Barry       Bertha
   Claudette   Charley     Cindy       Chris       Chantal     Cristobal
   Danny       Danielle    Dennis      Debby       Dean        Dolly
   Erika       Earl        Emily       Ernesto     Erin        Edouard
   Fabian      Frances     Floyd       Florence    Felix       Fay
   Grace       Georges     Gert        Gordon      Gabrielle   Gustav
   Henri       Hermine     Harvey      Helene      Humberto    Hanna
   Isabel      Ivan        Irene       Isaac       Iris        Isidore
   Juan        Jeanne      Jose        Joyce       Jerry       Josephine
   Kate        Karl        Katrina     Keith       Karen       Kyle
   Larry       Lisa        Lenny       Leslie      Lorenzo     Lili
   Mindy       Mitch       Maria       Michael     Michelle    Marco
   Nicholas    Nicole      Nate        Nadine      Noel        Nana
   Odette      Otto        Ophelia     Oscar       Olga        Omar
   Peter       Paula       Philippe    Patty       Pablo       Paloma
   Rose        Richard     Rita        Rafael      Rebekah     Rene
   Sam         Shary       Stan        Sandy       Sebastien   Sally
   Teresa      Tomas       Tammy       Tony        Tanya       Teddy
   Victor      Virginie    Vince       Valerie     Van         Vicky
   Wanda       Walter      Wilma       William     Wendy       Wilfred

   These lists are re-cycled every 6 years (the 1997 list will be reused
in 2003). Several names have been changed since the lists were last used.
Bill has replaced Bob in 1997, and Alex has replaced Andrew in 1998. Four names from
the 1995 list have been retired. On the 2001 list, Lorenzo has replaced Luis,
Michelle has replaced Marilyn, Olga has replaced Opal, and Rebekah has
replaced Roxanne. Three names from the 1996 list have been retired. On the
2002 list, Cristobal has replaced Cesar, Fay has replaced Fran, and Hanna has
replaced Hortense.


 

Eastern North Pacific Names:

    1997        1998        1999        2000        2001        2002

   Andres      Agatha      Adrian      Aletta      Adolph      Alma
   Blanca      Blas        Beatriz     Bud         Barbara     Boris
   Carlos      Celia       Calvin      Carlotta    Cosme       Cristina
   Dolores     Darby       Dora        Daniel      Dalilia     Douglas
   Enrique     Estelle     Eugene      Emilia      Erick       Elida
   Felicia     Frank       Fernanda    Fabio       Flossie     Fausto
   Guillermo   Georgette   Greg        Gilma       Gil         Genevieve
   Hilda       Howard      Hilary      Hector      Henriette   Hernan
   Ignacio     Isis        Irwin       Ileana      Israel      Iselle
   Jimena      Javier      Jova        John        Juliette    Julio
   Kevin       Kay         Kenneth     Kristy      Kiko        Kenna
   Linda       Lester      Lidia       Lane        Lorena      Lowell
   Marty       Madeline    Max         Miriam      Manuel      Marie
   Nora        Newton      Norma       Norman      Narda       Norbert
   Olaf        Orlene      Otis        Olivia      Octave      Odile
   Pauline     Paine       Pilar       Paul        Priscilla   Polo
   Rick        Roslyn      Ramon       Rosa        Raymond     Rachel
   Sandra      Seymour     Selma       Sergio      Sonia       Simon
   Terry       Tina        Todd        Tara        Tico        Trudy
   Vivian      Virgil      Veronica    Vicente     Velma       Vance
   Waldo       Winifred    Wiley       Willa       Wallis      Winnie
   Xina        Xavier      Xina        Xavier      Xina        Xavier
   York        Yolanda     York        Yolanda     York        Yolanda
   Zelda       Zeke        Zelda       Zeke        Zelda       Zeke

   These lists are also re-cycled every six years (the 1997 list will be 
used again in 2003). Felicia replaces Fefa from 1991. Israel replaces 
Ismael in 2001.


 

Central North Pacific Names:

   List 1      List 2      List 3      List 4

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

   The names are used one after the other. When the bottom of one list is
reached, the next name is the top of the next list. Li, Mele, and Nona were
the Central Pacific names used in 1994. Iniki has been replaced by Iolana.


 

Western North Pacific Names (as of 1996):

   Ann         Abel        Amber       Alex
   Bart        Beth        Bing        Babs
   Cam         Carlo       Cass        Chip
   Dan         Dale        David       Dawn
   Eve         Ernie       Ella        Elvis
   Frankie     Fern        Fritz       Faith
   Gloria      Greg        Ginger      Gil
   Herb        Hannah      Hank        Hilda
   Ian         Isa         Ivan        Iris
   Joy         Jimmy       Joan        Jacob
   Kirk        Kelly       Keith       Kate
   Lisa        Levi        Linda       Leo
   Marty       Marie       Mort        Maggie
   Niki        Nestor      Nichole     Neil
   Orson       Opal        Otto        Olga
   Piper       Peter       Penny       Paul
   Rick        Rosie       Rex         Rachel
   Sally       Scott       Stella      Sam
   Tom         Tina        Todd        Tanya
   Violet      Victor      Vicki       Virgil
   Willie      Winnie      Waldo       Wendy
   Yates       Yule        Yanni       York
   Zane        Zita        Zeb         Zia

   These names are used sequentially. If the last storm of the year is
Linda, the first storm of the next year is Mort. This is a new name list
used by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center effective at the start of 1996.


 

Australian Region Names (as of 1997):

   Western Australian Region:

      Adeline    Alison     Alex
      Bertie     Billy      Bessi
      Clare      Cathy      Chris
      Daryl      Damien     Dianne
      Emma       Elle       Errol
      Floyd      Frederic   Fiona
      Glenda     Gwenda     Graham
      Hubert     Hamish     Harriet
      Isobel     Ilsa       Inigo
      Jacob      John       Jana
      Kara       Kirrily    Ken
      Lee        Leon       Linda
      Melanie    Marcia     Monty
      Nicholas   Norman     Nicky
      Ophelia    Olga       Oscar
      Pancho     Paul       Phoebe
      Rhonda     Rosita     
      Selwyn     Sam        Sally
      Tiffany    Taryn      Tim
      Victor     Vincent    Vivienne
      Zelia      Walter     Willy


   Northern Australian Region:

      Amelia     Alistair
      Bruno      Bonnie
      Coral      Craig
      Dominic    Debbie
      Esther     Evan
      Ferdinand  Fay
      Gretel     George
      Hector     Helen
      Irma       Ira
      Kay        Kim
      Laurence   Laura
      Marian     Matt
      Neville    Narelle
      Olwyn      Oswald
      Phil       Penny
      Rachel     Russel
      Sid        Sandra
      Thelma     Trevor
      Vance      Valerie
      Winsome    Warwick


   Eastern Australian Region:

      Alfred     Ann        Abigail
      Blanch     Bruce      Bernie
      Charles    Cecily     Claudia
      Denise     Dennis     Des
      Ernie      Edna       Erica
      Frances    Fergus     Fritz
      Greg       Gillian    Grace
      Hilda      Harold     Harvey
      Ivan       Ita        Ingrid
      Joyce      Justin     Jim
      Kelvin     Katrina    Kate
      Lisa       Les        Larry
      Marcus     May        Monica
      Nora       Nathan     Nelson
      Owen       Olinda     Odette
      Polly      Pete       Pierre
      Richard    Rona       Rebecca
      Sadie      Sandy      Steve
      Theodore   Tessi      Tania
      Verity     Vaughan    Vernon
      Wallace    Wylva      Wendy


   Each region uses these lists sequentially. If the last storm of the
year is Lisa, the first storm of the next year is Marcus. This is a new
set of name lists used by the Bureau of Meteorology effective in 1996.


 

Fiji Region Names:

LIST A    LIST B    LIST C    LIST D    LIST E
                                       (standby)
Ami       Arthur    Atu       Alan      Amos
Beni      Becky     Beti      Bart      Bobby
Cilla     Cliff     Cyril     Cora      Chris
Dovi      Daman     Drena     Dani      Daphne
Eseta     Elisa     Evan      Ella      Eva
Fili      Funa      Freda     Frank     Fanny
Gina      Gene      Gavin     Gita      Garry
Heta      Hettie    Hina      Hali      Helene
Ivy       Innis     Ian       Iris      Irene
Judy      Joni      June      Jo        Julie
Kerry     Kina      Keli      Kim       Ken
Lola      Lin       Lusi      Leo       Louise
Meena     Mick      Martin    Mona      Mike
Nancy     Nisha     Nute      Neil      Nat
Olaf      Oli       Osea      Oma       Odile
Percy     Prema     Pam       Paula     Pat
Rae       Rewa      Ron       Rita      Rene
Sina      Sarah     Susan     Sam       Sheila
Tam       Tomas     Tusi      Trina     Tui
Vaianu    Usha      Ursula    Uka       Ula
Zita      Vania     Veli      Vicky     Victor
          William   Wini      Walter    Wilma
          Yasi      Yali      Yolande   Yalo
          Zaka      Zuman     Zoe       Zena

   Lists A, B, C, and D are used sequentially one after the other. The first
name in any given year is the one immediately following the last name from the
previous year. List E is a list of replacement names if they become necessary.


 

Papua New Guinea Region Names:

Adel
Epi
Guba
Ila
Kama
Tako
Upi


 

Southwest Indian ocean names (as of 1995):

1996/1997   1997/1998   1998/1999   1999/2000

 Antoinette  Aimay       Alda        Astride
 Bordella    Bibianne    Birenda     Babiola
 Chantelle   Cindy       Chikita     Connie
 Daniella    Donaline    Davina      Damienne
 Elvina      Elsie       Evrina      Eline
 Fabriola    Fiona       Francine    Felicia
 Gretelle    Gemma       Genila      Gloria
 Helinda     Hillary     Helvetia    Hudah
 Iletta      Ireland     Irina       Innocente
 Josie       Judith      Jocyntha    Jonna
 Karlette    Kimmy       Kristina    Kenetha
 Lisette     Lynn        Lina        Lisanne
 Maryse      Monique     Marsia      Maizy
 Nelda       Nicole      Naomie      Nella
 Ocline      Olivette    Orace       Ortensia
 Phyllis     Prisca      Patricia    Priscilla
 Rolina      Renette     Rita        Rebecca
 Sheryl      Sarah       Shirley     Sophia
 Thelma      Tania       Tina        Terrence
 Venyda      Valencia    Veronique   Victorine
 Wiltina     Wanicky     Wilvenia    Wilna
 Yolette     Yandah      Yastride    Yanselma

   These lists are used sequentially, and they are not rotated
every few years as are the Atlantic and Eastern Pacific lists.
This list is maintained by the Seychelles Meteorological Service.

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Last updated August 10, 1997
Brian Maher
Jack Beven