This article talks about hurricanes, but the interesting thing is the diagram at the top that explains what one of these storms is called in different parts of the world. "Hurricane" comes from a Mayan word.
Also, according to AWAD.org, "typhoon" is a Chinese word. It comes from "Tai feng" or something along those lines. I don't know what dialect.
And "cyclone" is Greek, from "to rotate".
Just seemed relevant in the face of Miss Isabel here.