Meanings of minor planet names: 131001–132000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|131186 Pauluckas||2001 DS||Paul Luckas, Australian amateur astronomer, supernova and minor planet hunter †|
|131245 Bakich||2001 FF1||Michael E. Bakich, American historian of astronomy, author, and senior editor of Astronomy †|
|131762 Csonka||2002 AD11||János Csonka, 19th-20th-century Hungarian engineer, inventor of the first Hungarian gas engine and co-inventor of the carburetor with Donát Bánki (this minor planet was discovered on the 150th anniversary of his birth) †|
|131763 Donátbánki||2002 AJ11||Donát Bánki, 19th-20th-century Hungarian mechanical engineer, co-inventor, with János Csonka, of the carburetor in 1893 †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 131,001–132,000