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List of names for tropical cyclones adopted by the Typhoon Committee for the western North Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea

These names are used sequentially. For example, if the last storm of a year is Damrey, the first storm of the following year will be Haikui.
 
column I column II column III column IV column V
Contributed by Name Name Name Name Name
Cambodia Damrey Kong-rey Nakri Krovanh Sarika
China Haikui Yutu Fengshen Dujuan Haima
DPR Korea Kirogi Toraji Kalmaegi Mujigae Meari
HK, China Kai-tak Man-yi Fung-wong Choi-wan Ma-on
Japan Tembin Usagi Kammuri Koppu Tokage
Lao PDR Bolaven Pabuk Phanfone Ketsana Nock-ten
Macao, China Sanba Wutip Vongfong Parma Muifa
Malaysia Jelawat Sepat Nuri Melor Merbok
Micronesia Ewiniar Fitow Sinlaku Nepartak Nanmadol
Philippines Maliksi Danas Hagupit Lupit Talas
RO Korea Gaemi Nari Jangmi Mirinae Noru
Thailand Prapiroon Wipha Mekkhala Nida Kulap
U.S.A. Maria Francisco Higos Omais Roke
Viet Nam Son Tinh Lekima Bavi Conson Sonca
Cambodia Bopha Krosa Maysak Chanthu Nesat
China Wukong Haiyan Haishen Dianmu Haitang
DPR Korea Sonamu Podul Noul Mindulle Nalgae
HK, China Shanshan Lingling Dolphin Lionrock Banyan
Japan Yagi Kajiki Kujira Kompasu Washi
Lao PDR Leepi Faxai Chan-hom Namtheun Pakhar
Macao, China Bebinca Peipah Linfa Malou Sanvu
Malaysia Rumbia Tapah Nangka Meranti Mawar
Micronesia Soulik Mitag Soudelor Fanapi Guchol
Philippines Cimaron Hagibis Molave Malakas Talim
RO Korea Jebi Neoguri Goni Megi Doksuri
Thailand Mangkhut Rammasun Morakot Chaba Khanun
U.S.A. Utor Matmo Etau Aere Vicente
Viet Nam Trami Halong Vamco Songda Saola

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column I Meaning Contributed by
Damrey Elephant Cambodia
Haikui A kind of submarine animal whose appearance likes sunflower China
Kirogi Wild goose DPR Korea
Kai-tak Name of the old airport HK, China
Tembin Libra; balance, a weighing device Japan
Bolaven Plateau in the southern part of LAO Lao PDR
Sanba Placename in Macao Macao, China
Jelawat A fresh water fish  Malaysia
Ewiniar Chuuk traditional storm god Micronesia
Maliksi Filipino adjective which means fast Philippines
Gaemi Ant RO Korea
Prapiroon God of rain Thailand
Maria Chamorro woman's name U.S.A.
Son Tinh God of mountain in Vietnamese myth Viet Nam
Bopha Flower/the name of little girl Cambodia
Wukong Famous hero in Chinese story China
Sonamu Pine tree DPR Korea
Shanshan Name of young girls HK, China
Yagi Capricorn; goat Japan
Leepi The most beautiful waterfall in the end of Southern of Lao Lao PDR
Bebinca Macanese milk pudding Macao, China
Rumbia A palm tree that yields sago Malaysia
Soulik Traditional Pohnpei chief's title Micronesia
Cimaron Philippine wild ox Philippines
Jebi Swallow RO Korea
Mangkhut Mangosteen, a kind of fruits Thailand
Utor Marshallese word for "squall line" U.S.A.
Trami A kind of tree belonging to the rose family Viet Nam

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column II Meaning Contributed by
Kong-rey Pretty girl in Khmer legend/the name of mountain Cambodia
Yutu Rabbit in Chinese story China
Toraji Broad bell flower DPR Korea
Man-yi Name of a strait, now a reservoir HK, China
Usagi Lepus; rabbit Japan
Pabuk Big fresh water fish in Mekong River Lao PDR
Wutip Butterfly Macao, China
Sepat A fresh water fish with small climbing perch Malaysia
Fitow Yapese name for a beautiful fragrant flower Micronesia
Danas To experience; to feel Philippines
Nari Lily RO Korea
Wipha Name of woman Thailand
Francisco Chamorro man's name U.S.A.
Lekima A kind of tree whose fruit has only one seed surrounded by yellow pulp which looks like yolk Viet Nam
Krosa Crane Cambodia
Haiyan Petrel China
Podul Willow tree DPR Korea
Lingling Name of young girls HK, China
Kajiki Dorado; spearfish Japan
Faxai Lady name Lao PDR
Peipah A popular pet fish in Macao Macao, China
Tapah A giant fresh water catfish Malaysia
Mitag Yap woman's name; "My eyes" Micronesia
Hagibis Swift; fast Philippines
Neoguri Raccoon dog RO Korea
Rammasun God of thunder Thailand
Matmo Heavy rain U.S.A.
Halong A beautiful bay in Vietnam Viet Nam

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column III Meaning Contributed by
Nakri A kind of flower Cambodia
Fengshen God of wind China
Kalmaegi Sea gull DPR Korea
Fung-wong Phoenix (name of a peak) HK, China
Kammuri Corona Borealis; crown Japan
Phanfone Animal Lao PDR
Vongfong Wasp Macao, China
Nuri Blue crowned parroquet in the Malay language Malaysia
Sinlaku Kosrae legendary goddess Micronesia
Hagupit Lash; flog Philippines
Jangmi Rose RO Korea
Mekkhala Angel of thunder Thailand
Higos Chamorro word for "fig" U.S.A.
Bavi A mountain chain in northern Viet Nam Viet Nam
Maysak A kind of tree Cambodia
Haishen God of sea China
Noul Glows; red sky DPR Korea
Dolphin A Chinese white dolphin which lives in HK waters, and also a mascot of HK HK, China
Kujira Cetus; whale Japan
Chan-hom A kind of tree Lao PDR
Linfa Lotus Macao, China
Nangka Jackfruit Malaysia
Soudelor Legendary Pohnpei chief Micronesia
Molave A popular hard wood used in furniture Philippines
Goni Swan RO Korea
Morakot Emerald Thailand
Etau Palauan word for "storm cloud" U.S.A.
Vamco A river in southern Viet Nam Viet Nam

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column IV Meaning Contributed by
Krovanh A kind of tree Cambodia
Dujuan Azalea China
Mujigae Rainbow DPR Korea
Choi-wan Colorful cloud HK, China
Koppu Crater; cup Japan
Ketsana A kind of perfumed tree Lao PDR
Parma Macanese food (ham with chicken livers and mushrooms) Macao, China
Melor Jasmine flower Malaysia
Nepartak Famous Kosrae warrior Micronesia
Lupit Cruel; viciousness Philippines
Mirinae Milky way RO Korea
Nida Name of woman Thailand
Omais Palauan word for "wandering around" U.S.A.
Conson A historical place Viet Nam
Chanthu A kind of flower Cambodia
Dianmu Mother of lightning China
Mindulle Dandelion DPR Korea
Lionrock Name of a peak in HK, which overlooks Kowloon Peninsula HK, China
Kompasu Circinus; a V-shaped device for describing circles or circular arcs Japan
Namtheun River, which is one of the tributaries of Mekong River Lao PDR
Malou Agate Macao, China
Meranti A type of tree Malaysia
Fanapi Small atoll islands; sandy islands Micronesia
Malakas Strong; powerful Philippines
Megi Catfish RO Korea
Chaba Tropical flower (the shoeflower, genus hibiscus) Thailand
Aere A storm U.S.A.
Songda A river in northwestern Viet Nam Viet Nam

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column V Meaning Contributed by
Sarika Singing bird Cambodia
Haima Sea horse China
Meari Reflection of sound or echo DPR Korea
Ma-on Horse saddle (name of a peak) HK, China
Tokage Lacerta; lizard Japan
Nock-ten Bird Lao PDR
Muifa Plum blossom Macao, China
Merbok A type of bird Malaysia
Nanmadol A famous Pohnpei ruin; the "Venice of the Pacific" Micronesia
Talas Sharpness; acuteness Philippines
Noru Roe deer RO Korea
Kulap Rose Thailand
Roke Chamorro man's name U.S.A.
Sonca A singing bird Viet Nam
Nesat Fishing Cambodia
Haitang Chinese flowering crabapple China
Nalgae Wing DPR Korea
Banyan A kind of tree HK, China
Washi Aquila; eagle Japan
Pakhar A fresh water fish, which lives in lower Mekong River Lao PDR
Sanvu Coral Macao, China
Mawar Rose Malaysia
Guchol Yapese word for the spice turmeric Micronesia
Talim Sharp or cutting edge Philippines
Doksuri Eagle RO Korea
Khanun Thai fruit (Jackfruit) Thailand
Vicente Chamorro man's name U.S.A.
Saola An animal recently found in Viet Nam Viet Nam

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