WTF Does 'Stormi' Mean?

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 10:  TV Personality Kylie Jenner attends Marie Claire's Image Maker Awards 2017 at Catch LA on January 10, 2017 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Marie Claire)

WTF Does 'Stormi' Mean?

We break down the theories behind the name of Kylie Jenner's baby girl.

Published February 7, 2018

Stormi Webster has already taken the world by, well, storm! Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott’s baby girl arrived February 1 and after the shocking birth announcement during Super Bowl LII this past Sunday, KUWTK fans wondered what baby Trylie would be called. Kylie didn’t make us wait too long though, announcing her daughter’s name (along with a shot of her perfectly manicured fingers) via Instagram.

Except now we’re all left wondering something else: WTF does "Stormi" mean?

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"Stormi" is an alternative spelling of the Greenlandic "Storme," or the English "Stormy," according to Behind The Name. The Merriam-Webster definition of the word "storm" is: "A disturbance of the atmosphere marked by wind and usually by rain, snow, hail, sleet, or thunder and lightning," or "a serious disturbance of any element of nature." It makes total sense that the 20-year-old’s daughter was a unexpected surprise, although a welcomed one. 

One fan theory is that the nine months that Kylie played "hide and seek" with her bump from the paparazzi was her "calm before the storm." The internet is also having a fun time toying around with the link between the names of her cousins North, Reign, and Chicago in the form of a weather forecast.

While Stormi is an unusual name, Kylie’s baby girl isn’t the first to rock the moniker. The name was first registered in the United States in 1975, and it’s reported there are over 6,000 children named Stormi in the world. Other celebs and characters also proudly don the name. There’s Stormi Bree Henley, who is an American singer, actress, model and beauty queen best known for her Miss Teen USA 2009 title. Stormy is a character from the movie Nobody's Baby and Bronwen "Stormy" Llewellyn is a character in the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz.

And then there’s always Storm from Marvel’s X-Men. Who knows, maybe Kylie and Travis Scott are huge comic book fans, or Halle Berry super-fans? Whatever the case, big sis Kim Kardashian approves.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Marie Claire)


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