Winter is right around the corner which means The Weather Channel has released the brand new list of 2017-2018 winter storm names. This year the names are all based on 2016’s most popular baby names. Check out the meanings of each name below!
Aiden: From an Old Irish name meaning fire.
Benji: Short for Benjamin, and old Hebrew name meaning son of the south.
Chloe: From Greek, it is a reference to blooming or the young green shoot of a new plant.
Dylan: From Welsh words meaning great tide.
Ethan: From a Hebrew name meaning strong, solid, or firm.
Frankie: A nickname for Frank, Francis, or Frances from the Germanic tribe the Franks.
Grayson: From the Middle English word that meant steward plus son.
Hunter: From the time when people in England were named for their work.
Inga: Related to the name of a people who lived on the North Sea called the Ingaevones.
Jaxon: From the son of Jack, which was a nickname for John in the Middle Ages.
Kalani: From the Hawaiian words meaning the plus heaven or sky.
Liam: From Irish, a short form of William, which comes from German.
Mateo:The Spanish form of Matthew, which is distantly derived from the Hebrew word for gift.
Noah: Derived from the Hebrew word meaning rest.
Oliver: The English form of the French name Olivier.
Polly: From Molly, which is an old nickname for Mary.
Quinn: Derived from an Irish Gaelic word meaning chief or counsel.
Riley: Derived from Reilly, which comes from the Old Irish name Raghailleach.
Skylar: A modified version of Tyler merged with the word sky.
Toby: Derived from Tobias, a name from old versions of the Bible.
Uma: From multiple cultures including the Sanskrit word meaning tranquility.
Violet: Originally from the name for the Latin name for the flower, viola.
Wilbur: Mr. Ed’s owner in the TV show about a talking horse.
Xanto: From the Ancient Greek name Xanthus meaning blonde.
Yvonne: Related to a nickname for the Old French name Yves, which came from the name of a type of wood used to make bows.
Zoey: Derived from the Greek word for life.
The Weather Channel has been assigning winter storm names since the 2012-13 winter season. The science of naming winter storms follows a quantitative method to define potential winter-related impacts to the US on a national scale. Criteria to name a winter storm includes impacts to a minimum of 2 million people or an area of at least 400,000 sq. km., plus the area must be under or is expected to go under NWS Winter Storm Warnings.
What are your thoughts about this year’s storm names? Did your name make the cut?