Meanings of minor planet names: 199001–200000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
199601–199700
199677 Terzani 2006 HH6 Tiziano Terzani, Italian writer and journalist
199687 Erősszsolt 2006 HA18 Zsolt Erőss (1968–2013), the most successful Hungarian high-altitude mountaineer.
199688 Kisspéter 2006 HK18 Péter Kiss (1986–2003), the first Hungarian mountaineer, who scaled all 82 four-thousanders in the Alps.
199701–199800
199763 Davidgregory 2006 JJ77 David Arthur Gregory, physician in St. Thomas, Ontario
199901–200000
199900 Brunoganz 2007 GA1 Bruno Ganz, Swiss actor of theater and cinema
199947 Qaidam 2007 HR7 Qaidam, meaning salt marshes in Mongolian, located in the north of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, is one of the China’s four big basins and the main region of Haixi Mongolian-Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture.
199950 Sierpc 2007 HK16 Sierpc, one of the oldest towns in the Mazovie Region of Poland
199953 Mingnaiben 2007 HK28 Ming Naiben (b. 1935), a professor at Nanjing University and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. [MPC 84382]
199986 Chervone 2007 JD21 Located 10 km from Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory, Chervone was noted at the beginning of the twentieth century for the production of airplanes
Preceded by
198,001–199,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 199,001–200,000
Succeeded by
200,001–201,000