Atlantic tropical storms are named from lists originated by the National Hurricane Center and the World Meteorological Organization. There are six lists of names that are recycled every six years, unless a storm is so deadly or costly that the name is retired. Examples of retired names that South Florida residents may be familiar with include Andrew, Irma, Matthew, Sandy and Wilma. There are 21 names provided for each year; if additional storms occur, names are taken from the Greek alphabet.
Current Year Storm Names (National Hurricane Center)
Naming History and Retired Names