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Hurricane Names 2014

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Tropical storms and hurricanes have been given names since 1953. Names alternate between male and female and always run in alphabetical order. Names of hurricanes that do a great amount of damage are retired and never used again (look below for a list of retired names).

The names for 2014 are:

Arthur
Bertha
Cristobal
Dolly
Edouard
Fay
Gonzalo
Hanna
Isaias
Josephine
Kyle
Laura
Marco
Nana
Omar
Paulette
Rene
Sally
Teddy
Vicky
Wilfred

In the event that more than 21 named hurricanes occur in the Atlantic in a season, additional storms will take names from the Greek alphabet:

Alpha
Beta
Gamma
Delta
Epsilon
Zeta
Eta
Theta
Iota
Kappa
Lambda
Mu
Nu
Xi
Omicron
Pi
Rho
Sigma
Tau
Upsilo
Phi
Chi
Psi
Omega

An alphabetical list of retired names and the year they were retired:

Agnes - 1972
Alicia - 1983
Allen - 1980
Allison - 2001
Andrew - 1992
Anita - 1977
Audrey - 1957
Betsy - 1965
Beulah - 1967
Bob - 1991
Camille - 1969
Carla - 1961
Carmen - 1974
Carol - 1954
Celia - 1970
Cesar - 1996
Charley - 2004
Cleo - 1964
Connie - 1955
David - 1979
Dean - 2007
Dennis - 2005
Diana - 1990
Diane - 1955
Donna - 1960
Dora - 1964
Edna - 1968
Elena - 1985
Eloise - 1975
Fabian - 2003
Felix - 2007
Fifi - 1974
Flora - 1963
Floyd - 1999
Fran - 1996
Frances - 2004
Frederic - 1979
Georges - 1998
Gilbert - 1988
Gloria - 1985
Gustav - 2008
Hattie - 1961
Hazel - 1954
Hilda - 1964
Hortense - 1996
Hugo - 1989
Igor - 2010
Ike - 2008
Inez - 1966
Ione - 1955
Irene - 2011
Iris - 2001
Isabel - 2003
Isidore - 2002
Ivan - 2004
Janet - 1955
Jeanne - 2004
Joan - 1988
Juan - 2003
Katrina - 2005
Keith - 2000
Klaus - 1990
Lenny - 1999
Lili - 2002
Luis - 1995
Marilyn - 1995
Michelle - 2001
Mitch - 1998
Noel - 2007
Opal - 1995
Paloma - 2008
Rita - 2005
Roxanne - 1995
Sandy - 2012
Stan - 2005
Tomas - 2010
Wilma - 2005

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