Meanings of minor planet names: 100,001–110,000

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As minor planet discoveries are confirmed, they are given a permanent number by the IAU's Minor Planet Center, and the discoverers can then submit names for them, following the IAU's naming conventions. The list below concerns those minor planets in the specified span of numbers that have received names, and explains the meanings of those names. Besides the Minor Planet Circulars (in which the citations are published), a key source is Lutz D. Schmadel's Dictionary of Minor Planet Names. Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

Minor planets not yet given a name have not been included in this list.

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
100,001–101,000 [edit]
100019 Gregorianik 1989 UO7 Gregorian Chant (German shortening Gregorianik)
100027 Hannaharendt 1990 TR3 Hannah Arendt, German philosopher and political theorist
100029 Varnhagen 1990 TQ10 Rahel Varnhagen von Ense (née Levin), German writer of Jewish descent, the subject of a famous biography by Hannah Arendt
100033 Taizé 1991 GV10 Taizé, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France, where the Taizé Community is located
100047 Leobaeck 1991 TU6 Rabbi Leo Baeck, German-Jewish scholar, president of both the Council of Jews from Germany and the World Union for Progressive Judaism
100049 Césarann 1991 TD15 César Hernandez and Ann Hernandez, brother-in-law and sister, respectively, of the discoverer
100050 Carloshernandez 1991 TR15 Carlos R. Hernandez, nephew of the discoverer
100051 Davidhernandez 1991 TC16 David A. Hernandez, nephew of the discoverer
100077 Tertzakian 1992 PZ6 Peter Tertzakian, Canadian author and energy economist
100122 Alpes Maritimes 1993 PE7 Alpes-Maritimes, French département where the discovery site is located; this is the thousandth minor planet numbered from discoveries in the département
100133 Demosthenes 1993 RG14 Demosthenes (384–322 BC), a famous orator of ancient Athens was considered by Cicero as the greatest among all orators.
100229 Jeanbailly 1994 PB18 Jean-Sylvain Bailly (1736-1793), a French astronomer, mathematician and freemason.
100231 Monceau 1994 PB20 Henri-Louis Duhamel du Monceau (1700–1782), a French physician, naval engineer and botanist.
100266 Sadamisaki 1994 TV14 Sadamisaki peninsula, in the westernmost part of Shikoku, the narrowest peninsula in Japan
100267 JAXA 1994 TK15 JAXA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, where the second discoverer works, on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of JAXA in 2008
100268 Rosenthal 1994 TL16 Hans Rosenthal, German Jew survivor, later radio and television moderator, member of the Council of Jews from Germany
100309 Misuzukaneko 1995 HD Misuzu Kaneko, 20th-century Japanese poet and songwriter
100416 Syang 1996 CB Stephenson Yang, Canadian astronomer and exoplanet discoverer
100417 Philipglass 1996 EC Philip Glass, U.S. composer
100434 Jinyilian 1996 LJ Jin Yilian, academician of the China Academy of Engineering
100483 NAOJ 1996 US3 NAOJ, the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan, on the occasion of its twentieth anniversary (this minor planet was discovered with a 0.5-m telescope located on the Mitaka campus of NAOJ)
100485 Russelldavies 1996 VX Dennis Russell Davies, principal conductor of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz from 2002 and musical director of the Basel Symphony Orchestra from 2009
100519 Bombig 1997 BE2 Anna Bombig, Italian teacher and poetess of the Italian region of Friuli
100553 Dariofo 1997 GD Dario Fo, Italian satirist, playwright, theatre director, actor, composer and recipient of the 1997 Nobel Prize in Literature
100596 Perrett 1997 PN2 Kathryn M. Perrett, Canadian astrophysicist, friend and colleague of the discoverer
100604 Lundy 1997 RY9 Lundy, island in the Bristol Channel
100675 Chuyanakahara 1997 XP2 Chuya Nakahara, 20th-century Japanese poet
100897 Piatra Neamt 1998 JW3 Piatra Neamt, capital city of Neamt County in the region of Moldavia, eastern Romania
100924 Luctuymans 1998 LT3 Luc Tuymans, Belgian painter
100940 Maunder 1998 MM47 Edward Walter Maunder, a British astronomer
101,001–102,000 [edit]
101331 Sjöström 1998 SA164 Victor Sjöström (1879–1960), the father of Swedish film and one of the masters of world cinema, was a screen actor and film director.
101721 Emanuelfritsch 1999 EF3 Emanuel Fritsch, railway engineer and regional representative of the Czech Tourist Club
101722 Pursell 1999 EX4 Wallace Pursell (b. 1929), a co-founder of the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society and a lifelong amateur astronomer.
101902 Gisellaluccone 1999 RN Gisella Luccone, friend of the discoverer
101955 Bennu 1999 RQ36 Bennu, an Egyptian mythological figure associated with Osiris, Atum and Ra
101960 Molau 1999 RR38 Sirko Molau (born 1971) is a software programmer who developed software for the real-time detection of meteors on a video stream
102,001–103,000 [edit]
102536 Luanenjie 1999 UN6 Luan Enjie (b. 1940), an Academician of the National Academy of Engineering of China and an Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics.
103,001–104,000 [edit]
103220 Kwongchuikuen 1999 YQ4 Kwong Chui Kuen, American producer of television documentaries, and the wife of the discoverer (this was his first minor planet)
103421 Laurmatt 2000 AD151 Laurenne Greco and Mattia Vivarelli, amateur astronomers engaged in meteor research at San Marcello Pistoiese Observatory
103422 Laurisirén 2000 AG153 Lauri Sirén, Finnish amateur astronomer and founder of the amateur astronomical association Jyväskylän Sirius
103460 Dieterherrmann 2000 AC204 Dieter Herrmann, German astronomer and physicist
103740 Budinger 2000 CV110 Donald V. Budinger, American chairman and founding director of the Rodel Foundations and Science Foundation Arizona
103770 Wilfriedlang 2000 DP1 Wilfried Lang (b. 1951), a German engineer.
103966 Luni 2000 DC79 Luni, an ancient and powerful Roman city founded in 177 BC on the shores of the Ligurian Sea.
104,001–105,000 [edit]
104210 Leeupton 2000 ES116 Lee Upton, assistant director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory from 2000 to 2009
104896 Schwanden 2000 JL5 The village of Schwanden is part of Sigriswil, in the canton of Berne
105,001–106,000 [edit]
105211 Sanden 2000 OM52 Bernard (Bernie) Emerson Sanden (b. 1954), an American amateur astronomer.
105222 Oscarsaa 2000 OS69 Oscar Miguel Saa Martinez (1942-2013) managed telescope operations at Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory from 1982 to 2010.
105675 Kamiukena 2000 ST42 Kamiukena Koto-gakko, prefectural high school in Ehime prefecture, Japan
106,001–107,000 [edit]
106537 McCarthy 2000 WB63 Robynn "Swoopy" McCarthy, American producer and co-host of the podcast Skepticality
106545 Colanduno 2000 WL68 Derek Colanduno, American producer and co-host of the podcast Skepticality
106817 Yubangtaek 2000 XC44 Yu, Bangtaek, 13th-century Korean Joseon Dynasty astronomer, co-author of the stone star chart Cheonsangyeolchabunyajido
106869 Irinyi 2000 YY31 János Irinyi, 19th-century Austro-Hungarian inventor of the "noiseless" match
107,001–108,000 [edit]
107052 Aquincum 2001 AQ Aquincum, one of the northernmost Roman garrisons of the first through fourth centuries in central Europe, where now stands Óbuda, part of modern Budapest (this minor planet honours the Council of Óbuda for endorsing Hungarian amateur astronomy)
107074 Ansonsylva 2001 AJ19 Anson J. Sylva, American member of the Air Force Maui Optical and Supercomputing (AMOS) team
107223 Ripero 2001 BU50 José Ripero, Spanish amateur astronomer, co-founder of the M 1 observers group and president of the Centro Astronomico de Ávila, author of El Vigía del Cosmos
107393 Bernacca 2001 CJ48 Pier Luigi Bernacca (1940–2013), associate professor of Astronomy, was Director for several years of the PhD School of Space Sciences and Technologies at the University of Padova.
107638 Wendyfreedman 2001 EU13 Wendy Freedman, American astronomer, director of the Carnegie Institution's observatories, and project leader for Giant Magellan Telescope
107805 Saibi 2001 FY58 Saibi Koto-gakko, private high school in Ehime prefecture, Japan
108,001–109,000 [edit]
108072 Odifreddi 2001 FN168 Piergiorgio Odifreddi (b. 1950), an Italian mathematician and logician.
108113 Maza 2001 GK1 José María Maza (b. 1948) has discovered 100 supernovae in 30 years of searching.From 1990 to 1996 he participated in the Calán-Tololo project calibrating type Ia supernovae for cosmological applications.
108140 Alir 2001 HO Alphonse and Irène Hernandez, parents of one of the discoverers
108201 Di Blasi 2001 HJ22 Giuseppe Di Blasi, Italian cousin of Dario Di Maria, one of the discoverers
108205 Baccipaolo 2001 HF23 Paolo Bacci, member of the Gruppo Astrofili Montagna Pistoiese
108382 Karencilevitz 2001 KM21 Karen Cilevitz, South African-born Canadian amateur astronomer, member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
108720 Kamikuroiwa 2001 OT23 Kamikuroiwa Iwakage Iseki, located in the town of Kuma Kogen, is the oldest grotto in Japan
108953 Pieraerts 2001 PM29 Godfried Thomas Pieraerts, Father at the Norbertine Abbey of Park Louvain (Belgium) and lived since 1964 in the Abbey of Grimbergen
109,001–110,000 [edit]
109097 Hamuy 2001 QM33 Mario Hamuy, Professor of Astronomy at the University of Chile
109573 Mishasmirnov 2001 QQ269 Mikhail Alexandrovich (Misha) Smirnov, 20th-century Russian astronomer
Preceded by
99,001–100,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 100,001–101,000
Succeeded by
110,001–120,000