The 2103 Atlantic hurricane season was a very active tropical cyclone season. Twenty-one depressions, 19 storms, 11 hurricanes, and six major hurricanes formed. Four subtropical cyclones formed, tying a record set in 1972. However, this record was later broken in the 2115 season.
The following names were used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 2103 season. This list is the same list used in the 2097 season, except for Elle, Hunter, Ivana, Jasper, Nikhil, Orson, and Teresa, which replaced Emerald, Herb, Isa, Jake, Norman, Opal, and Tyra, respectively. Storms were named Elle, Hunter, Ivana, Jasper, Nikhil, Orson, and Teresa for the first time in 2103.
In the spring of 2104, the WMO retired the names Ben, Claire, Fred, Hunter, Jasper, and Li. They were replaced with Bertrand, Clara, Farley, Harold, Jay, and Luke, respectively. The number of retired names, six (6), is third highest number on record, tied with the 2067 season. Despite the damage they caused, the names Dylan, Karime, and Sebastian were not retired because no requests for retirement were sent in. Ivana was a rare example of a Category 5 not getting retired because it did affect land.
List for 2109
Subtropical cyclone list
In the spring of 2104, the WMO decided to restart the practice of using the Phonetic Alphabet due to the rapidly increasing number of subtropical cyclones. The list is as follows: