There are 6 name lists that get rotated each year. So this 2020 name list will not be seen again until the year 2026. If a storm causes enough damage or takes any lives then that storm will be retired and a new name will be generated. If you notice, the storm names have an international flair.... That's because there are many countries that have coastlines along the Atlantic and there are also a number of island nations. Everyone is represented here. As of July 6th we've seen 5 names storms already.