2013-14 Winter Storm Names
Below is the list of 26 names that will be used this season,
as well as background on each and a guide for names with multiple or difficult
Atlas (AT-lus): From Greek mythology; on the losing
side in the mythological war between the Titans and the Olympians, he was
punished by Zeus by being forced to hold the sky on his shoulders.
Boreas (BOR-ee-us): Greek god of the cold north wind.
Cleon (CLEE-on): A Greek statesman and warrior.
Dion (DEE-on): Short for Dionysus; Greek
god of wine and winemaking, among other things.
Electra: From Greek mythology; the princess of Argos.
Falco: Roman governor of Britannia (today Great
Gemini: From Greek mythology; two of the stars in the
constellation Gemini are named for mythological twins, Castor and Pollux. Also,
an air sign in astrology.
Hercules: From Greek mythology; the son of Zeus,
famous for his strength.
Ion (EYE-on): From the Greek word meaning
“going;” introduced into English in 1834.
Janus (JEY-nus): From Roman mythology; the god of
beginnings and transitions. January was named for him.
Kronos (KROH-nus): From Greek mythology; the
father of Zeus. His Roman name was Saturn.
Leon (LEE-on): The Greek word meaning
Maximus: The Latin word for “greatest” or “largest.”
Nika (NEE-ka): From Greek mythology; the
goddess who personified winning or victory.
Orion (oh-RYE-un): From Greek mythology; a great
Pax: Latin word for “peace.”
Quintus (KWIN-tuss): A common first name for
ancient Romans, including Cicero’s younger brother.
Rex: Latin word for “king.”
Seneca (SEN-nick-uh): Roman philosopher
Titan (TIE-tan): From Greek mythology;
one of the gods (the Titans) who ruled the Earth before the Olympians, led by
Zeus, overthrew them.
Ulysses (you-LISS-ees): The Roman name for the
hero of Homer’s epic, "The Odyssey."
Vulcan (VOL-can): From ancient Roman mythology;
the god of fire.
Wiley (WHY-lee): A nickname meaning “wily” or
“tricky” in Middle English (Note: there is no W in Greek or Latin).
Xenia (ZEEN-ya): An ancient Greek word
signifying the concept of hospitality.
Yona (YOH-na): A word used in ancient India to
designate a Greek person (the Greek letter Upsilon looks like a Y, but is the
ancestor of the English letter U; the letter Y was incorporated into the Latin
alphabet after Rome conquered Greece, but it was used to write words from
Zephyr (Zeffer): From Greek mythology; the god
of the west wind.