Retired By Name

As of the start of the 2009 hurricane season, 74 storm names have been retired (starting in 1953 when the list was made up exclusively of female names). NOTE: Many news organizations ran a widely published Associated Press story on April 6th, 2006 regarding retired names of storms. The AP story referred to 67 names being retired- that number is wrong (or at least the AP did not explain itself well): the correct amount is 68 (the missing storm is Gracie of 1959). Follow this WeatherUnderground.com link for a full list of retired names (and note there is some dispute about whether or not the name Gracie was retired):

This list is sorted by name; for a list sorted by year, click here.

  • Agnes (1972): Florida, Northeast U.S.
  • Alicia (1983): North Texas
  • Allen (1980): Antilles, Mexico, South Texas
  • Allison (2001): Texas
  • Andrew (1992): Bahamas, South Florida, Louisiana
  • Anita (1977): Mexico
  • Audrey (1957): Louisiana, North Texas
  • Betsy (1965): Bahamas, Southeast Florida, Southeast Louisiana
  • Beulah (1967): Antilles, Mexico, South Texas
  • Bob (1991): North Carolina & Northeast U.S.
  • Camille (1969): Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama
  • Carla (1961): Texas
  • Carmen (1974): Mexico, Central Louisiana
  • Carol (1954): Northeast U.S.
  • Celia (1970): South Texas
  • Cesar (1996): Honduras
  • Charley (2004): Cuba, Florida
  • Cleo (1964): Lesser Antilles, Haiti, Cuba, Southeast Florida
  • Connie (1955): North Carolina
  • David (1979): Lesser Antilles, Hispañiola, Florida and Eastern U.S.
  • Dean (2007): Yucatán Peninsula
  • Dennis (2005): Cuba, Florida
  • Diana (1990): Mexico
  • Diane (1955): Mid-Atlantic U.S., Northeast U.S.
  • Donna (1960): Bahamas, Florida, Eastern U.S.
  • Dora (1964): Northeast Florida
  • Edna (1954): Canada
  • Elena (1985): Mississippi, Alabama, Western Florida
  • Eloise (1975): Antilles, Northwest Florida, Alabama
  • Fabian (2003): Bermuda
  • Felix (2007): Nicaragua, Honduras
  • Fifi (1974): Yucatán Peninsula, Louisiana
  • Flora (1963): Haiti, Cuba
  • Floyd (1999): North Carolina, Eastern seaboard
  • Fran (1996): North Carolina
  • Frances (2004): Florida
  • Frederic (1979): Alabama, Mississippi
  • Georges (1998): Greater Antilles, Florida Keys, Mississippi, Alabama
  • Gilbert (1988): Lesser Antilles, Jamaica, Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico
  • Gloria (1985): North Carolina, Northeast U.S.
  • Gracie (1959): Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia
  • Gustav (2008): Cuba, Haiti, Louisiana
  • Hattie (1961): Belize, Guatemala
  • Hazel (1954): Antilles, North and South Carolina
  • Hilda (1964): Louisiana
  • Hortense (1996): Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic
  • Hugo (1989): Antilles, South Carolina
  • Ike (2008): Turks and Caicos, Cuba, Galveston Island
  • Inez (1966): Lesser Antilles, Hispañiola, Cuba, Florida Keys, Mexico
  • Ione (1955): North Carolina
  • Iris (2001): Jamaica, Belize
  • Isabel (2003): North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland
  • Isidore (2002): Cuba, Mexico, Louisiana
  • Ivan (2004): Grenada, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Alabama, Florida, Texas
  • Janet (1955): Lesser Antilles, Belize, Mexico
  • Jeanne (2004): Haiti, Florida
  • Joan (1988): Curacao, Venezuela, Colombia, Nicaragua (crossed into the Pacific and became Miriam)
  • Juan (2003): Nova Scotia
  • Katrina (2005): Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida
  • Keith (2000): Mexico
  • Klaus (1990): Martinique
  • Lenny (1999): Antilles
  • Lili (2002): Cuba, Louisiana
  • Luis (1995): Barbuda, St. Martin
  • Marilyn (1995): Bermuda
  • Michelle (2001): Honduras, Cuba, Florida Keys
  • Mitch (1998): Central America, Nicaragua, Honduras
  • Noel (2007): Caribbean, Barbados
  • Opal (1995): Florida Panhandle
  • Paloma (2008): Cuba
  • Rita (2005): Louisiana, Texas, Florida
  • Roxanne (1995): Yucatán Peninsula
  • Stan (2005): Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador
  • Wilma (2005): Cuba, Florida