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New Winter Storm Names Set Cool Tone

December 3, 2019 Sophie Kihm
Winter Weather Baby Names

The 2019-2020 roster of winter storm names, as chosen by The Weather Channel, are a fashionable bunch. The choices range from charming vintage names, including Mabel and Pearl, to contemporary favorites, such as Kade and Nash.

The Weather Channel has been naming winter storms since the 2013-2013 season. The names are chosen by meteorologists at The Weather Channel along with nearby high school students, which may explain some of the trendier choices.

2019-2020 Winter Storm Names

Aubrey Bessie Caleb Dorothy
Ezekiel Finley Gage Henry
Isaiah Jacob Kade Lamont
Mabel Nash Odell Pearl
Quincy Ruth Sadie Thatcher
Upton Veronica Wyatt Xandra
Yates Zachariah

Top Winter Weather Baby Names

Wind, snow, and icy temperatures may serve to inspire you if you’re having a winter baby. We’ve chosen ten of our favorite names related to winter weather, and our full list is below.

Coro: Derived from the word for “wind” in an indigenous Venezuelan culture, this unisex name is also the Spanish word for “choir.” It was given to fewer than five boys or girls in 2018.

Eira: This Welsh name meaning “snow” can be pronounced AY-ra or AYE-ra, but we prefer the former to avoid being mistaken for the more commonly male name Ira.

Guthrie: Meaning “windy place,” this Scottish surname is suitable for boys or girls. It’s most familiar via Woody Guthrie, the American folk singer (fun fact: his full name was Woodrow Wilson Guthrie). Newscaster Savannah Guthrie used it as a middle name for her daughter Vale.

Haze: Winter weather can bring fog and haziness, making Haze an apt choice for a winter-born son or daughter. It’s an edgier variation of the name Hayes, which currently ranks at #343 in the US Top 1000. Haze was given to 41 boys and 6 girls last year, compared to 969 boys and 71 girls named Hayes.

Lumi: Lumi means “snow” in Finnish and is one of Finland’s top baby names for girls. We wouldn’t be surprised if some savvy American and British parents started to catch on to Lumi’s appeal. It was given to 34 girls in 2018, up from 18 the year before.

Nephele: Nephele comes from Greek mythology—she was born of a cloud by Zeus and thus became the goddess of the clouds. Pronounced NEFF-eh-lee, it has buoyancy and genuine charm.

Neve: Neve has multiple origins, one of which as the Italian and Portuguese word for snow. In this case, the pronunciation is close to NAY-vay, but as an Anglicization of the Irish name Niamh, it would be NEEV. To make matters more confusing, most Americans are familiar with the name via actress Neve Campbell, who pronounces her name NEHV (rhymes with Lev).

Winter: The most fashionable of the season names, Winter ranks at #390 for girls on the US Top 1000. It’s occasionally used for boys as well, such as Alanis Morrissette’s recently born son Winter Mercy.

Yuki: This very cute name is the Japanese word for snow. If it feels slight, consider using it as a nickname—perhaps for a name like Miyuki, meaning “beautiful snow.”

Yule: Yule conjures up images of fireplaces and Christmas cheer, but the actual meaning behind the name is “winter solstice.” We especially love it as a middle name.

Winter Weather-Related Baby Names

Alizeh Aneira Anemone Auretta
Bayu Breeze Brisa Cloud
Coro Edur Eira Frost
Gale Glacier Guthrie Gwyneira
Haze Khione Lumi Makani
Miyuki Neil Nephele Nevada
Neve Niall Niara Saar
Sefarina Snejana Snow Snowdrop
Storm Stormy Tadita Tempest
Windy Winter Yuki Yule
Zephyr Zephryrine

What do you think of these winter weather names? Which are your favorites?


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