30 Hurricane-Inspired Baby Names

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hurricaneHurricanes aren't exactly the most friendly weather phenomenons in existence, which is actually kind of surprising given the lovely, seemingly innocent names most of them are given. Take Hurricane Isaac, for example, which has wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast over the past few days. Considering that Isaac is a biblical name, it doesn't sound like something you'd typically associate with Mother Nature's fury.

Actually, the traditional Hebrew name means "he will laugh," which sounds light and fun as opposed to heavy and destructive.

Thankfully, Isaac didn't affect New Orleans as bad as originally predicted (thank God it wasn't another Katrina), though there are quite a few people there who are still without power. And as strange as it may sound, you have to wonder how many babies have been conceived this week because couples don't really have much else to do besides "get cozy" while waiting out the storm.

Come next May, will we see a rise in the number of baby boys named Isaac, as a tribute to when they were conceived? It's definitely possible.

Believe it or not, checking out lists of past hurricanes is actually a great place to find a suitable and fun name for your baby.

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Here are 30 of the best names inspired by hurricanes over the past few decades.

  1. Ione -- 1955
  2. Helene -- 1958
  3. Alma -- 1966
  4. Camille -- 1969
  5. Ginger -- 1971
  6. Eloise -- 1975
  7. Belle -- 1976
  8. Gloria -- 1985
  9. Hugo -- 1989
  10. Bob -- 1991
  11. Andrew -- 1992
  12. Opal -- 1995
  13. Georges -- 1998
  14. Bonnie -- 1998
  15. Floyd -- 1999
  16. Fabian -- 2003
  17. Isabel -- 2003
  18. Ivan -- 2004
  19. Gaston -- 2004
  20. Charley -- 2004
  21. Ophelia -- 2005
  22. Rita -- 2005
  23. Stan -- 2005
  24. Wilma -- 2005
  25. Katrina -- 2005
  26. Felix -- 2007
  27. Humberto -- 2007
  28. Gustav -- 2008
  29. Ike -- 2008
  30. Irene -- 2011

Would you consider naming your baby after a hurricane?

 

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