The 2097 Atlantic hurricane season was an above average tropical cyclone season, with 22 depressions, 21 tropical storms, a record tying 15 hurricanes, and a record tying 11 major hurricanes forming. It was tied with the 1933 season for the fourth most active on record, behind 2005, 2067, and 2079.
The following names were used to name tropical and subtropical cyclones in the 2097 season. This list is the same one used in the 2091 season, except for Claire, Georgina, Jake, and Li, which replaced Charity, Gloria, Justin, and Lem, respectively. Storms were named Claire, Georgina, Jake, Li, Rebecca (which replaced Ruby on the 2085-2091 list), and Valentine (which replaced Vern on the 2079-2085 list) for the first time in 2097.
In the spring of 2098, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) retired the names Emerald, Herb, Isa, Jake, Norman, Opal, and Tyra. They were replaced with Elle, Hunter, Ivana, Jasper, Nate*, Orson, and Teresa, respectively. Upon being retired, Opal was the second name to be retired twice in Atlantic naming history (after Gloria in 2091), and for the first time ever, three consecutive names (Herb, Isa, and Jake) were retired from a single naming list. The number of retired names, seven (7), is the second most retired after any season, after the 2079 season.
*= The name Nate was later changed to Nikhil during the 2103 season because it is currently being used on a different naming list.