The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel has released its list of winter storm names for the 2014-2015 season, the third annual rundown of names that will be attached to storms in the winter weather season.
The names will be used in alphabetical order to identify strong winter storms that meet the naming criteria. The 2012-13 list for winter storms was the first of its kind to be developed by The Weather Channel.
Below is the list of 25 names to be used this season, as well as background on each and a guide for names with multiple or difficult pronunciations. Note: The "W" name is up to you, our fans. Vote now in the poll at right to help us pick.
Astro (as-tro) – In Greek, it means star.
Bozeman – In honor of the Miss Shupe’s Bozeman High School Latin class, which provided the 2013-2014 list of winter storm names.
Cato (cay-to) – The name of a Roman statesman and his great-grandson, who were both known for integrity.
Damon (day-mon) – From Greek mythology; known for his loyalty.
Eris (air-is) – From Greek mythology; the goddess of discord.
Frona (froh-na) – Greek, short for Sofronia; related to the word for wise.
Gorgon (gore-gon) – From Greek mythology, one of three monsters; serpentine humanoids.
Hektor (hek-tor) – From Greek mythology, the Trojan champion who was killed by Achilles.
Iola (eye-oh-la) – From Greek mythology, a variant spelling of Iolë, a beautiful woman who Hercules wanted to marry, but could not.
Juno (joo-no) – From Roman mythology, a goddess who looked after the women of Rome.
Kari (care-ey) – A Finnish name derived from the Greek name Makarios from old-Greek meaning blessed or happy.
Linus (ly-nus) – From Greek Mythology, a son of Apollo known as a great musician.
Marcus (mar-cuss) – An Ancient Roman name referring to Mars, the god of war.
Neptune (nep-toon) – From Roman mythology, the god of the sea.
Octavia (ok-tay-vee-a) – The sister of the first Roman Emperor, Augustus, who was also known as Octavian.
Pandora (pan-door-a) – From Greek mythology, the first human woman created by the gods.
Quantum (kwan-tom) – From the Latin word quantus, meaning how much.
Remus (ree-mus) – From Roman mythology, one of the founding brothers of Rome, along with Romulus.
Sparta (spar-ta) – Prominent Greek city that was the principal enemy of Athens during the Peloponnesian War.
Thor (thor) – From Scandinavian mythology, god of thunder and rain.
Ultima (uhl-tee-ma) – From Latin, feminine version of ultimus meaning last, furthest, final.
Venus – From Roman mythology, the goddess of love.
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Xander (zan-der) – Dutch form of Latin name, Alexandrus.
Yuli (you-lee) – Basque for the Latin name, Julius.
Zelus (zell-us) – From Greek mythology, personifies dedication, envy, jealousy, and zeal.