The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season was a very active, deadly, and destructive season. With 19 named storms, 9 hurricanes, and 4 major hurricanes, the 2021 season was the most active since 2012. The season officially began on June 1 and ended on November 30. These dates historically describe the period of year when most tropical cyclones form in the Atlantic basin.
The impact of the season was widespread and ruinous, with at least $34.8 billion in damages and 3,319 fatalities being caused by the season's storms.
The following list of names was used for named storms that formed in the North Atlantic in 2021. The names not retired from this list were used again in the 2027 season. This was the same list used in the 2015 season, with the exceptions of Elsa and Julian, which replaced Erika and Joaquin, respectively. The names Elsa, Julian, Rose, Sam, and Teresa were used for the first time this year. Two names, Victor and Wanda, were not used during the course of the year.
On April 12, 2022, at the 44th session of the RA IV hurricane committee, the World Meteorological Organization retired the names Henri, Mindy, and Nicholas from its rotating name lists due to the amount of deaths and damage they caused, and they will not be used again for another Atlantic hurricane. They were replaced with Herbert, Megan, and Neil for the 2027 season.