The 1953 Atlantic hurricane season was an above average Atlantic tropical cyclone season, with 16 total cyclones, 13 named storms, nine hurricanes, and four major hurricanes forming as the year progressed.
These names were used to name storms during the 1953 season. It was the first time female names had been used in the Atlantic. Thus, all of these names were used for the first time this year.
No names were retired after this year, so this same list was reused for the 1954 season. However, the name Gail would be removed and replaced by Gilda before the start of the 1954 season due to the confusion caused with the weather term "gale".