Meanings of minor planet names: 2001–3000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
2,001–2,500 [edit]
2001–2100
2001 Einstein 1973 EB Albert Einstein, German-American physicist and Nobelist
2002 Euler 1973 QQ1 Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician and physicist
2003 Harding 6559 P-L Karl Ludwig Harding, German astronomer
2004 Lexell 1973 SV2 Anders Johan Lexell, Swedish-Russian astronomer and mathematician
2005 Hencke 1973 RA Karl Ludwig Hencke, German astronomer †[1]
2006 Polonskaya 1973 SB3 Elena Ivanovna Kazimirchak-Polonskaya, Russian astronomer
2007 McCuskey 1963 SQ Sidney W. McCuskey, American observatory director [S&T, Dec 1982, p. 542]
2008 Konstitutsiya 1973 SV4 Constitution of the Soviet Union
2009 Voloshina 1968 UL Vera Danilovna Voloshina, Russian partisan
2010 Chebyshev 1969 TL4 Pafnuty Chebyshev, Russian mathematician
2011 Veteraniya 1970 QB1 Russian for "Veterans" (of World War II) †[2]
2012 Guo Shou-Jing 1964 TE2 Guo Shoujing, Chinese astronomer and mathematician
2013 Tucapel 1971 UH4 Araucanian chief
2014 Vasilevskis 1973 JA Stanislaus Vasilevskis, Latvian-born American astronomer
2015 Kachuevskaya 1972 RA3 Natasha Kachuevskaya, Russian soldier
2016 Heinemann 1938 SE Karl Heinemann, German astronomer
2017 Wesson A903 SC Mary Joan Wesson Bardwell, wife of American astronomer Conrad M. Bardwell
2018 Schuster 1931 UC Hans-Emil Schuster, German astronomer
2019 van Albada 1935 SX1 Gale Bruno van Albada, Dutch astronomer †[3][4]
2020 Ukko 1936 FR Ukko, Finnish supreme god
2021 Poincaré 1936 MA Henri Poincaré, French mathematician
2022 West 1938 CK Richard Martin West, Danish astronomer
2023 Asaph 1952 SA Asaph Hall, American astronomer [5]
2024 McLaughlin 1952 UR Dean Benjamin McLaughlin, American spectroscopist and geologist [S&T, Dec 1982, p. 542]
2025 Nortia 1953 LG Etruscan goddess of fortune
2026 Cottrell 1955 FF Frederick Gardner Cottrell, businessman
2027 Shen Guo 1964 VR1 Shen Guo, astronomer
2028 Janequeo 1968 OB1 Wife of Araucanian chief Guepotan
2029 Binomi 1969 RB Notional inventor of Binomials
2030 Belyaev 1969 TA2 Colonel Pavel Ivanovich Belyaev, Soviet cosmonaut †[6]
2031 BAM 1969 TG2 builders of BAM[7]
2032 Ethel 1970 OH Ethel Lilian Voynich, British author †[8]
2033 Basilea 1973 CA Basel, Switzerland
2034 Bernoulli 1973 EE Several mathematicians of the Bernoulli family
2035 Stearns 1973 SC Carl Leo Stearns, American astronomer
2036 Sheragul 1973 SY2 Sheragul, Siberian village †[9]
2037 Tripaxeptalis 1973 UB 3 times 679 Pax and 7 times 291 Alice
2038 Bistro 1973 WF Bistro, a type of restaurant
2039 Payne-Gaposchkin 1974 CA Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, British-born American astronomer
2040 Chalonge 1974 HA Daniel Chalonge, French astronomer
2041 Lancelot 2523 P-L Lancelot, Arthurian knight
2042 Sitarski 4633 P-L Grzegorz Sitarski, Polish astronomer
2043 Ortutay 1936 TH Gyula Ortutay, Hungarian cultural leader †[10][11]
2044 Wirt 1950 VE Carl A. Wirtanen, American astronomer †[12]
2045 Peking 1964 TB1 Beijing, China
2046 Leningrad 1968 UD1 Leningrad, USSR[13]
2047 Smetana 1971 UA1 Bedřich Smetana, Czech composer
2048 Dwornik 1973 QA Stephen E. Dwornik or E. J. Dwornik, planetary geologists
2049 Grietje 1973 SH G. A. M. Haring-Gehrels, sister-in-law of Dutch-born American astronomer Tom Gehrels[3]
2050 Francis 1974 KA Fred and Kay Francis, parents of discoverer
2051 Chang 1976 UC Zhang Yuzhe
2052 Tamriko 1976 UN Tamara West, wife of discoverer
2053 Nuki 1976 UO Nodari West, son of discoverer
2054 Gawain 4097 P-L Gawain, Arthurian knight
2055 Dvořák 1974 DB Antonín Dvořák, Czech composer
2056 Nancy A909 TB Nancy Lou Zissell Marsden, wife of Brian G. Marsden
2057 Rosemary 1934 RQ Rosemary Birky Hoffmann Scholl, first wife of Hans Scholl
2058 Róka 1938 BH Gedeon Róka, Hungarian science writer †[14][11]
2059 Baboquivari 1963 UA Babioquivari, mountain sacred to the Tohono O'odham of northern Mexico and southern Arizona
2060 Chiron 1977 UB Chiron, Greek centaur
2061 Anza 1960 UA Captain Juan Bautista de Anza, Spanish explorer
2062 Aten 1976 AA Aten, Egyptian god
2063 Bacchus 1977 HB Bacchus, Roman god
2064 Thomsen 1942 RQ Ivan Leslie Thomsen, New Zealand astronomer
2065 Spicer 1959 RN Edward H. Spicer, anthropologist
2066 Palala 1934 LB Palala River, tributary of the Limpopo River, South Africa[15]
2067 Aksnes 1936 DD Kaare Aksnes, astronomer
2068 Dangreen 1948 AD Daniel W. E. Green, American observatory worker
2069 Hubble 1955 FT Edwin Hubble, American astronomer
2070 Humason 1964 TQ Milton L. Humason, American astronomer
2071 Nadezhda 1971 QS Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya, educator, wife of Vladimir Lenin[16]
2072 Kosmodemyanskaya 1973 QE2 Lubov' Timofeevna Kosmodemyanskaya, mother of Soviet heroes Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya and Alexander Kosmodemyansky †[17]
2073 Janáček 1974 DK Leoš Janáček, Czech composer
2074 Shoemaker 1974 UA Eugene Shoemaker, American astronomer
2075 Martinez 1974 VA Hugo Arturo Martinez, Argentinian astronomer
2076 Levin 1974 WA Boris Yulevich Levin, Russian astronomer and geophysicist
2077 Kiangsu 1974 YA Jiangsu, China
2078 Nanking 1975 AD Nanjing, China
2079 Jacchia 1976 DB Luigi Giuseppe Jacchia, Italian-born American astronomer
2080 Jihlava 1976 DG Jihlava, Czech Republic
2081 Sázava 1976 DH Sázava River, tributary of Vltava River, Czech Republic
2082 Galahad 7588 P-L Galahad, Arthurian knight
2083 Smither 1973 WB John C. Smith, astronomer
2084 Okayama 1935 CK Okayama, Okayama, Japan
2085 Henan 1965 YA Henan, China
2086 Newell 1966 BC Homer Edward Newell, American physicist and space scientist
2087 Kochera 1975 YC Peter Kocher, Swiss amateur astronomer, technical director of a public observatory in Ependes, Switzerland and owner of his own telescope in Tentlingen, Switzerland?*
2088 Sahlia 1976 DJ Hermann Sahli, physician
2089 Cetacea 1977 VF Cetacea
2090 Mizuho 1978 EA Daughter of discoverer
2091 Sampo 1941 HO Sampo, magical artefact
2092 Sumiana 1969 UP Sumy, Ukraine
2093 Genichesk 1971 HX Genichesk, Ukraine
2094 Magnitka 1971 TC2 Magnitogorsk, Russia
2095 Parsifal 6036 P-L Parsifal, Arthurian knight
2096 Väinö 1939 UC Väinämöinen, from Finnish mythology
2097 Galle 1953 PV Johann Gottfried Galle, German astronomer
2098 Zyskin 1972 QE Yur'evich Zyskin, Professor at the Crimean medical institute.[18]
2099 Öpik 1977 VB Ernst Öpik, Estonian astronomer
2100 Ra-Shalom 1978 RA Egyptian god Ra + Hebrew Shalom (in honour of the Camp David Peace Accords of 1978)
2101–2200
2101 Adonis 1936 CA Adonis, Greek mythological youth
2102 Tantalus 1975 YA Tantalus, Greek mythological figure
2103 Laverna 1960 FL Protecting divinity of thieves and imposters
2104 Toronto 1963 PD University of Toronto, during whose sesquicentennial celebration it was discovered †[19]
2105 Gudy 1976 DA Gudrun Werner, friend of discoverer
2106 Hugo 1936 UF Victor Hugo, French writer
2107 Ilmari 1941 VA Ilmarinen, Finnish mythology
2108 Otto Schmidt 1948 TR1 Otto Yulevich Schmidt, Soviet mathematician, geophysicist, astronomer polar researcher, and author †[20]
2109 Dhotel 1950 TH2 André Dhotel, French writer
2110 Moore-Sitterly 1962 RD Charlotte Moore Sitterly, American astronomer
2111 Tselina 1969 LG virgin soil development in the USSR. †[21]
2112 Ulyanov 1972 NP Aleksandr Ulyanov, brother of Vladimir Lenin[22]
2113 Ehrdni 1972 RJ2 Ehrdni Teldzhievich Delikov, Soviet Great Patriotic War hero †[23]
2114 Wallenquist 1976 HA Åke A. E. Wallenquist, Swedish astronomer †[24]
2115 Irakli 1976 UD Irakli West, son of discoverer
2116 Mtskheta 1976 UM Mtskheta, Georgia
2117 Danmark 1978 AC Denmark
2118 Flagstaff 1978 PB Flagstaff, Arizona, home of the Lowell Observatory
2119 Schwall 1930 QG August Schwall, observatory staff member
2120 Tyumenia 1967 RM Tyumen Oblast, Russian SFSR (now Russia) †[25]
2121 Sevastopol 1971 ME Sevastopol, Crimean peninsula[26]
2122 Pyatiletka 1971 XB Five-Year Plans of the USSR †[26]
2123 Vltava 1973 SL2 Vltava River †[27]
2124 Nissen 1974 MK Juan Jose Nissen, Argentinian astronomer, or Poul Erik Nissen, Danish astronomer*
2125 Karl-Ontjes 2005 P-L Karl-Ontjes Groeneveld, German physicist †[28][29]
2126 Gerasimovich 1970 QZ Boris Petrovich Gerasimovich, Russian astrophysicist †[30][31]
2127 Tanya 1971 KB1 Tanya Savicheva, a 12-year-old schoolgirl who perished in Siege of Leningrad[32]
2128 Wetherill 1973 SB George W. Wetherill, American geochemist and planetary geologist[citation needed]
2129 Cosicosi 1973 SJ Italian characterization of indifference
2130 Evdokiya 1974 QH1 Evdokiya Efimovna Shchelokova, mother of discoverer †[33]
2131 Mayall 1975 RA Nicholas U. Mayall, American astronomer
2132 Zhukov 1975 TW3 Georgij Konstantinovich Zhukov, Soviet military commander †[34]
2133 Franceswright 1976 WB Frances Wright, social reformer
2134 Dennispalm 1976 YB Dennis Palm, observatory worker
2135 Aristaeus 1977 HA Aristaeus, Greek god
2136 Jugta 1933 OC Jay U. Gunter, author of "Tonight's Asteroids" (hence, J.U.G. T.A.) [Astronomy, June 1981, pp. 24–26]
2137 Priscilla 1936 QZ Priscilla Fairfield Bok, American astronomer, wife of Dutch-born American astronomer Bart Bok
2138 Swissair 1968 HB Swissair, airline company
2139 Makharadze 1970 MC Makharadze, Georgia (twin city of Genichesk, Ukraine), named in honor of friendship between Georgian and Ukrainian nations †[34]
2140 Kemerovo 1970 PE Kemerovo Oblast, Russia †[34]
2141 Simferopol 1970 QC1 Simferopol, Ukrainian SSR (now Ukraine) †[35]
2142 Landau 1972 GA Lev Davidovich Landau, Soviet physicist †[35]
2143 Jimarnold 1973 SA Jim Arnold, chemist
2144 Marietta 1975 BC1 Marietta Sergeevna Shaginyan, Soviet writer †[36]
2145 Blaauw 1976 UF Adriaan Blaauw, Dutch astronomer †[3]
2146 Stentor 1976 UQ Stentor, Greek warrior
2147 Kharadze 1976 US Evgenii Kirillovich Kharadze, Georgian astronomer, Director of Abastumani Observatory[36]
2148 Epeios 1976 UW Epeios, Greek soldier and builder of Trojan Horse
2149 Schwambraniya 1977 FX Fictional land from Lev Kassil's Conduite and Schwambraniya[36]
2150 Nyctimene 1977 TA A daughter of Epopeus, King of Lesbos
2151 Hadwiger 1977 VX Hugo Hadwiger, Swiss mathematician
2152 Hannibal 1978 WK Hannibal, Carthaginian general
2153 Akiyama 1978 XD Kaoru Akiyama, Japanese astronomer
2154 Underhill 2015 P-L Anne B. Underhill, Canadian astrophysicist †[19]
2155 Wodan 6542 P-L Odin, Norse god
2156 Kate A917 SH Wife of L. K. Kristensen
2157 Ashbrook A924 EF Joseph Ashbrook, editor of Sky & Telescope
2158 Tietjen 1933 OS Friedrich Tietjen, German astronomer
2159 Kukkamäki 1941 UX T. J. Kukkamäki, Finnish geodesist
2160 Spitzer 1956 RL Lyman Spitzer, American astrophysicist
2161 Grissom 1963 UD Gus Grissom, US astronaut
2162 Anhui 1966 BE Anhui, China
2163 Korczak 1971 SP1 Janusz Korczak, Polish writer who died at Treblinka
2164 Lyalya 1972 RM2 Elena Konstantinova Ubiivovk, astronomy student who died in World War II
2165 Young 1956 RJ Charles Augustus Young, American astronomer
2166 Handahl 1936 QB Violet Handahl Green, mother of Daniel W. E. Green of the Minor Planet Center
2167 Erin 1971 LA Daughter of George Punko, astronomer
2168 Swope 1955 RF1 Henrietta Hill Swope, American astronomer
2169 Taiwan 1964 VP1 Taiwan
2170 Byelorussia 1971 SZ Belarus
2171 Kiev 1973 QD1 Kiev, Ukraine
2172 Plavsk 1973 QA2 Plavsk, Russia
2173 Maresjev 1974 QG1 Alexei Petrovich Maresiev, Russian war veteran
2174 Asmodeus 1975 TA Asmodai, god/demon
2175 Andrea Doria 1977 TY Andrea Doria, Genoese admiral
2176 Donar 2529 P-L Thor, Teutonic god
2177 Oliver 6551 P-L Bernard M. Oliver, researcher at Hewlett-Packard
2178 Kazakhstania 1972 RA2 Kazakhstan
2179 Platzeck 1965 MA Ricardo Pablo Platzeck, Argentinian astronomer
2180 Marjaleena 1940 RJ Marjaleena Johnsson, daughter of discoverer
2181 Fogelin 1942 YA Eric S. Fogelin, Minor Planet Center staff
2182 Semirot 1953 FH1 Pierre Sémirot, French astronomer
2183 Neufang 1959 OB Neufang, Thuringia, Germany
2184 Fujian 1964 TV2 Fujian, China
2185 Guangdong 1965 WO Guangdong, China
2186 Keldysh 1973 SQ4 Mstislav Vsevolodovich Keldysh, Soviet physicist and mathematician †[37]
2187 La Silla 1976 UH La Silla Observatory
2188 Orlenok 1976 UL4 Orlyonok All-Union Young Pioneer camp[38]
2189 Zaragoza 1975 QK Zaragoza, Spain
2190 Coubertin 1976 GV3 Baron Pierre de Coubertin, French educator and founder of the modern Olympic Games[39]
2191 Uppsala 1977 PA1 Uppsala, Sweden, and its university[40]
2192 Pyatigoriya 1972 HP Pyatigorsk, Russia †[39]
2193 Jackson 1926 KB Cyril V. Jackson, South African astronomer †[15]
2194 Arpola 1940 GE Discoverer's summer cottage near Turku
2195 Tengström 1941 SP1 Erik Tengström, Swedish geodesist
2196 Ellicott 1965 BC Andrew Ellicott Douglass, American astronomer
2197 Shanghai 1965 YN Shanghai, China
2198 Ceplecha 1975 VF Zdeněk Ceplecha, Czech astronomer
2199 Kleť 1978 LA Kleť Observatory, standing on Kleť Hill, Czech Republic[41]
2200 Pasadena 6090 P-L Pasadena, California, USA
2201–2300
2201 Oljato 1947 XC Moonlight Water, Monument Valley, Utah
2202 Pele 1972 RA Pele, Polynesian fire goddess
2203 van Rhijn 1935 SQ1 Pieter Johannes van Rhijn, Dutch astronomer †[3]
2204 Lyyli 1943 EQ Lyyli Heinänen, amateur astronomer
2205 Glinka 1973 SU4 Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Russian composer †[42]
2206 Gabrova 1976 GR3 Gabrovo, Bulgaria[43]
2207 Antenor 1977 QH1 Antenor, Trojan mythological hero †[44]
2208 Pushkin 1977 QL3 Aleksandr Pushkin, Russian poet †[45]
2209 Tianjin 1978 US1 Tianjin, China
2210 Lois 9597 P-L Lois J. Baldwin, wife of Ralph Belknap Baldwin, American astronomer
2211 Hanuman 1951 WO2 Hanuman, monkey-god in mythology of India
2212 Hephaistos 1978 SB Hephaestus, Greek god †[46]
2213 Meeus 1935 SO1 Jean Meeus, Belgian amateur astronomer
2214 Carol 1953 GF Carol D. Valenti, Minor Planet Center staff member
2215 Sichuan 1964 VX2 Sichuan, China
2216 Kerch 1971 LF Hero City Kerch, Crimea[47]
2217 Eltigen 1971 SK2 a place where Soviet troops landed in November 1943 (see Kerch-Eltigen Operation) †[47]
2218 Wotho 1975 AK Wotho Atoll, Marshall Islands
2219 Mannucci 1975 LU Edgardo Mannucci, observatory mechanic
2220 Hicks 1975 VB William B. Hicks, businessman
2221 Chilton 1976 QC Jean Chilton McCroskey, wife of Richard Eugene McCroskey, American astronomer
2222 Lermontov 1977 ST1 Mikhail Lermontov, Russian poet †[48]
2223 Sarpedon 1977 TL3 Sarpedon, Greek warrior
2224 Tucson 2528 P-L Tucson, Arizona, USA
2225 Serkowski 6546 P-L Krzysztof M. Serkowski, Polish-born American astronomer
2226 Cunitza 1936 QC1 Lydia Cunitz, discoverer's sister-in-law
2227 Otto Struve 1955 RX Otto Struve, Russian-born American astronomer
2228 Soyuz-Apollo 1977 OH The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project joint Soviet-American mission [S&T, November 1982] ‡[48]
2229 Mezzarco 1977 RO Italian for half-arch, half-vault
2230 Yunnan 1978 UT1 Yunnan, China
2231 Durrell 1941 SG Lawrence Durrell, British author
2232 Altaj 1969 RD2 Altai Republic, Russia †[48]
2233 Kuznetsov 1972 XE1 Nikolai Ivanovich Kuznetsov, Soviet partisan †[48]
2234 Schmadel 1977 HD Lutz D. Schmadel, German astronomer
2235 Vittore A924 GA Observatory in Bologna, Italy
2236 Austrasia 1933 FX Austrasia, kingdom of the Merovingian Franks
2237 Melnikov 1938 TB Oleg Aleksandrovich Melnikov, Russian astronomer †[30]
2238 Steshenko 1972 RQ1 Nikolai Vladimirovich Steshenko, Russian (Ukrainian?) astronomer
2239 Paracelsus 1978 RC Paracelsus, physician
2240 Tsai 1978 YA Tsai Chang-hsien, Chinese astronomer
2241 Alcathous 1979 WM Alcathous, mythological Greek
2242 Balaton 1936 TG Lake Balaton, largest lake in Hungary †[49]
2243 Lönnrot 1941 SA1 Elias Lönnrot, Finnish scholar, collector of folk tales and traditions
2244 Tesla 1952 UW1 Nikola Tesla, Serbian-born electrical engineer and inventor
2245 Hekatostos 1968 BC Greek for 100th (asteroid discovered by a joint program)
2246 Bowell 1979 XH Edward L. G. Bowell, American astronomer
2247 Hiroshima 6512 P-L Hiroshima, Japan
2248 Kanda 1933 DE Shigeru Kanda, Japanese science writer
2249 Yamamoto 1942 GA Issei Yamamoto, Japanese astronomer
2250 Stalingrad 1972 HN now Volgograd, Russia
2251 Tikhov 1977 SU1 Gavriil Adrianovich Tikhov, Russian astronomer †[30]
2252 CERGA 1978 VT Centre d'études et de recherches géodynamiques et astrométriques (CÉRGA)
2253 Espinette 1932 PB house in Williams Bay, Wisconsin
2254 Requiem 1977 QJ1 in memory of discoverer's mother
2255 Qinghai 1977 VK1 Qinghai, China
2256 Wiśniewski 4519 P-L Wiesław Z. Wiśniewski, Polish astronomer
2257 Kaarina 1939 QB Kaarina Soini, daughter of discoverer
2258 Viipuri 1939 TA now Vyborg, Russia
2259 Sofievka 1971 OG park in Uman, Ukraine
2260 Neoptolemus 1975 WM1 Neoptolemus, mythological Greek warrior
2261 Keeler 1977 HC James Edward Keeler, American astronomer
2262 Mitidika 1978 RB Gypsy girl from novel by Clemens Brentano
2263 Shaanxi 1978 UW1 Shaanxi, China
2264 Sabrina 1979 YK legendary English princess, daughter of King Locrine, drowned in the River Severn
2265 Verbaandert 1950 DB Jean Verbaandert, Belgian geophysicist
2266 Tchaikovsky 1974 VK Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Russian composer
2267 Agassiz 1977 RF Louis Agassiz, Swiss-born American zoologist and geologist
2268 Szmytowna 1942 VW Maria Szmytowna, chemist
2269 Efremiana 1976 JA2 Ivan Antonovich Efremov, Soviet paleontologist and author †[50]
2270 Yazhi 1980 ED Navajo for little one
2271 Kiso 1976 UV5 station of Tokyo Observatory
2272 Montezuma 1972 FA Moctezuma II, ninth emperor of the Aztec empire
2273 Yarilo 1975 EV1 Iarilo, Slavic sun god †[50]
2274 Ehrsson 1976 EA A friend of the discoverer †[51]
2275 Cuitlahuac 1979 MH Cuitláhuac, tenth emperor of the Aztec empire
2276 Warck 1933 QA Evelyne Warck, granddaughter of discoverer
2277 Moreau 1950 DS Fernand Moreau, Belgian astronomer
2278 Götz 1953 GE Paul Götz, observatory staff
2279 Barto 1968 DL Agniya Lvovna Barto, Soviet poetess †[52]
2280 Kunikov 1971 SL2 Tzezar Lvovich Kunikov, Soviet war hero, commander, whose army seized Malaya Zemlya in 1943 †[52]
2281 Biela 1971 UQ1 Wilhelm von Biela, Austrian astronomer
2282 Andrés Bello 1974 FE Andrés Bello, Venezuelan intellectual
2283 Bunke 1974 SV4 Tamara Bunke, German patriot †[52]
2284 San Juan 1974 TG1 San Juan Province, Argentina, and San Juan University
2285 Ron Helin 1976 QB Ronald P. Helin, husband of Eleanor F. Helin, American astronomer
2286 Fesenkov 1977 NH Vasily Fesenkov, Soviet astrophysicist †[53]
2287 Kalmykia 1977 QK3 Kalmyk ASSR, Russian SFSR (now Kalmykia, Russia)
2288 Karolinum 1979 UZ The Collegium Carolinum, the main building of the Charles University in Prague[54]
2289 McMillan 6567 P-L Robert S. McMillan, American astronomer
2290 Helffrich 1932 CD1 Joseph Helffrich, German astronomer
2291 Kevo 1941 FS Field station on the Kevo river, Lappland
2292 Seili 1942 RM Seili, island near Turku
2293 Guernica 1977 EH1 Guernica, Spain †[55]
2294 Andronikov 1977 PL1 Iraklii Luarsabovich Andronikov, Soviet writer †[55]
2295 Matusovskij 1977 QD1 Mikhail Lvovich Matusovskii, Soviet poet †[55]
2296 Kugultinov 1975 BA1 David Nikitich Kugultinov, poet of Kalmykia and USSR[55]
2297 Daghestan 1978 RE Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR (now Daghestan, Russia) †[55]
2298 Cindijon A915 TA Cynthia and Jonathan, children of Brian G. Marsden
2299 Hanko 1941 SZ Hanko, Finland
2300 Stebbins 1953 TG2 Joel Stebbins, American astronomer
2301–2400
2301 Whitford 1965 WJ Albert E. Whitford, American astronomer
2302 Florya 1972 TL2 Nikolai Fedorovich Florya, Russian astronomer †[55]
2303 Retsina 1979 FK Retsina, Greek wine
2304 Slavia 1979 KB Slavia, sports club in Prague[56]
2305 King 1980 RJ1 Martin Luther King, civil rights leader
2306 Bauschinger 1939 PM Julius Bauschinger, German astronomer
2307 Garuda 1957 HJ Garuda is a son of Kasyapa and Vinata in the mythology of India
2308 Schilt 1967 JM Jan Schilt, Dutch astronomer
2309 Mr. Spock 1971 QX1 Discoverer's cat (who was in turn named after the Star Trek character)
2310 Olshaniya 1974 SU4 Hero of the Soviet Union Konstantin Olshanskij and other Soviet fighters who entered Nazi-occupied Nikolaev in March 1944 †[57]
2311 El Leoncito 1974 TA1 Observing station at Felix Aguilar Observatory
2312 Duboshin 1976 GU2 Georgii Nikolaevich Duboshin, Soviet astronomer †[57]
2313 Aruna 1976 TA Represents the red glow of dawn in mythology of India
2314 Field 1977 VD George Brooks Field, American astronomer
2315 Czechoslovakia 1980 DZ Czechoslovakia, which split into the Czech Republic and Slovakia in 1993 †[58]
2316 Jo-Ann 1980 RH Jo-Ann Bowell, wife of discoverer
2317 Galya 2524 P-L Galya Lubarsky, friend of Tom Gehrels
2318 Lubarsky 6521 P-L Cronid Lubarsky, friend of Tom Gehrels
2319 Aristides 7631 P-L Aristides, Athenian politician
2320 Blarney 1979 QJ Blarney, Ireland
2321 Lužnice 1980 DB1 Lužnice River, Czech Republic[59]
2322 Kitt Peak 1954 UQ2 Kitt Peak National Observatory, USA
2323 Zverev 1976 SF2 Mitrofan Stepanovich Zverev, Russian astronomer †[30][60]
2324 Janice 1978 VS4 Janice Cline, astronomy supporter
2325 Chernykh 1979 SP Lyudmila and Nikolai Chernykh, Russian astronomers †[61][60]
2326 Tololo 1965 QC Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, Chile
2327 Gershberg 1969 TQ4 Roald Evgenevich Gershberg, Russian astronomer
2328 Robeson 1972 HW Paul Robeson, American singer, actor and activist
2329 Orthos 1976 WA Orthos, the two-headed dog from Greek mythology †[62]
2330 Ontake 1977 DS3 Mount Ontake, volcano
2331 Parvulesco 1936 EA Constantin Pârvulescu, Romanian astronomer. †[63]
2332 Kalm 1940 GH Pehr Kalm (Pietari Kalm), Finnish explorer, botanist, agricultural economist
2333 Porthan 1943 EP Henrik Gabriel Porthan, Finnish historian
2334 Cuffey 1962 HD James Cuffey, astronomy supporter
2335 James 1974 UB James G. Williams, mathematician
2336 Xinjiang 1975 WL1 Xinjiang, China
2337 Boubín 1976 UH1 Boubín, mountain in Bohemia, Czech Republic
2338 Bokhan 1977 QA3 Nadezhda Antonovna Bokhan, staff member at Institute of Theoretical Astronomy in Leningrad Saint Petersburg
2339 Anacreon 2509 P-L Anacreon, Greek poet
2340 Hathor 1976 UA Hathor, Egyptian goddess
2341 Aoluta 1976 YU1 Astronomical Observatory of Leningrad University
2342 Lebedev 1968 UQ Nikolai Aleksandrovich Lebedev, Russian war hero
2343 Siding Spring 1979 MD4 Siding Spring Observatory, Australia
2344 Xizang 1979 SC1 Tibet
2345 Fučik 1974 OS Julius Fučik, writer
2346 Lilio 1934 CB Aloysius Lilius, inventor of the Gregorian Calendar
2347 Vinata 1936 TK In mythology of India, daughter of Prajapati and wife of Kasyapa
2348 Michkovitch 1939 AA Vojislav V. Michkovitch, Serbian astronomer
2349 Kurchenko 1970 OG Nadezhda Kurchenko, heroic airline stewardess
2350 von Lüde 1938 CG Heinz von Lüde, German astronomer
2351 O'Higgins 1964 VD Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean hero
2352 Kurchatov 1969 RY Igor Vasilevich Kurchatov, Russian physicist
2353 Alva 1975 UD former girlfriend of discoverer
2354 Lavrov 1978 PZ3 Svyatoslav Sergeevich Lavrov, Russian computer scientist
2355 Nei Monggol 1978 UV1 Inner Mongolia, China
2356 Hirons 1979 UJ Charles and Ann Hirons, parents-in-law of discoverer
2357 Phereclos 1981 AC Phereclos, Trojan craftsman
2358 Bahner 1929 RE Klaus Bahner, observatory staff
2359 Debehogne 1931 TV Henri Debehogne, Belgian astronomer
2360 Volgo-Don 1975 VD3 Volga-Don Canal, Russia
2361 Gogol 1976 GQ1 Nikolai Gogol, Russian writer
2362 Mark Twain 1976 SH2 Mark Twain, American writer
2363 Cebriones 1977 TJ3 Cebriones, Hector's charioteer
2364 Seillier 1978 GD Mother of discoverer
2365 Interkosmos 1980 YQ Intercosmos, Russian space exploration organization †[64]
2366 Aaryn 1981 AC1 Aaryn G. Baltutis, grandson of discoverer
2367 Praha 1981 AK1 Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic[65]
2368 Beltrovata 1977 RA Name give by writer Gottfried Keller to his friend Betty Tendering
2369 Chekhov 1976 GC8 Anton Chekhov, Russian writer
2370 van Altena 1965 LA William Foster van Altena (Willem van Altena), Dutch-born American astronomer[3]
2371 Dimitrov 1975 VR3 Georgi Mikhailovich Dimitrov, Bulgarian politician
2372 Proskurin 1977 RA8 Vitalii Fedorovich Proskurin, Russian astronomer
2373 Immo 1929 PC Immo Appenzeller, German astronomer
2374 Vladvysotskij 1974 QE1 Vladimir Vysotsky, singer
2375 Radek 1975 AA Ctirad Kohoutek, Czech composer †[66]
2376 Martynov 1977 QG3 Dmitrii Yakovlevich Martynov, astrophysicist
2377 Shcheglov 1978 QT1 Vladimir Petrovich Shcheglov, Russian astronomer
2378 Pannekoek 1935 CY Anton Pannekoek, Dutch astronomer †[3]
2379 Heiskanen 1941 ST Weikko Aleksanteri Heiskanen, Finnish geodesist
2380 Heilongjiang 1965 SN Heilongjiang, China
2381 Landi 1976 AF Jorge Landi Dessy, Argentinian astronomer
2382 Nonie 1977 GA Daughter of Peter Jekabsons, observatory staff
2383 Bradley 1981 GN Martin and Maud Bradley, friends of discoverer
2384 Schulhof 1943 EC1 Leopold Schulhof, Hungarian-born (as Lipót Schulhóf) astronomer †[67][11]
2385 Mustel 1969 VW Evald Rudolfovich Mustel, Russian astronomer
2386 Nikonov 1974 SN1 Vladimir Borisovich Nikonov, Russian astronomer
2387 Xi'an 1975 FX Xi'an, China
2388 Gase 1977 EA2 Vera Fedorovna Gaze, part of the Pulkovo Observatory staff †[30]
2389 Dibaj 1977 QC1 Ernest Apushevich Dibai, astrophysicist
2390 Nežárka 1980 PA1 Nežárka River, Czech Republic[68]
2391 Tomita 1957 AA Koichiro Tomita, Japanese astronomer
2392 Jonathan Murray 1979 MN1 Jonathan Murray, son of friends of discoverers
2393 Suzuki 1955 WB Keishin Suzuki, Japanese astronomer
2394 Nadeev 1973 SZ2 Lev Nikolaevich Nadeev, Russian astrometrist
2395 Aho 1977 FA Arne J. Aho, observatory staff
2396 Kochi 1981 CB Kōchi, Japan
2397 Lappajärvi 1938 DV Lappajärvi, lake in Finland
2398 Jilin 1965 UD2 Jilin, China
2399 Terradas 1971 MA Esteban Terradas e Illa, mathematician
2400 Derevskaya 1972 kJ Aleksandra Avramovna Derevskaya, foster mother
2401–2500
2401 Aehlita 1975 VM2 Martian girl from novel by Aleksei Nikolaevich Tolstoi
2402 Satpaev 1979 OR13 Kanysh Imantayevich Satpayev, Kazakh geologist
2403 Šumava 1979 SQ Šumava mountains, Czech Republic[69]
2404 Antarctica 1980 TE Antarctica, in honour of the third Soviet Antarctic Expedition, in which the discoverer participated †[70]
2405 Welch 1963 UF David F. Welch, AURA administrator
2406 Orelskaya 1966 QG Varvara Ivanovna Orel'skaya, observatory staff
2407 Haug 1973 DH Ulrich Haug, German astronomer †[71]
2408 Astapovich 1978 QK1 Igor' Stanislavovich Astapovich, Russian astronomer
2409 Chapman 1979 UG Clark R. Chapman, American astronomer
2410 Morrison 1981 AF David Morrison, American astronomer
2411 Zellner 1981 JK Benjamin H. Zellner, American astronomer
2412 Wil 3537 P-L Wil van de Hulst, wife of Dutch astronomer Hendrik C. van de Hulst[3]
2413 van de Hulst 6816 P-L Hendrik C. van de Hulst, Dutch astronomer †[3]
2414 Vibeke 1931 UG Daughter of L. K. Kristensen
2415 Ganesa 1978 UJ In mythology of India, represents call to spiritual power
2416 Sharonov 1979 OF13 Vsevolod Vasil'evich Sharonov, Russian observatory director †[30]
2417 McVittie 1964 CD George C. McVittie, American astronomer
2418 Voskovec-Werich 1971 UV Jiří Voskovec and Jan Werich, Czech actors †[72]
2419 Moldavia 1974 SJ Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic[72]
2420 Čiurlionis 1975 TN M. K. Čiurlionis, Lithuanian painter and composer
2421 Nininger 1979 UD Harvey Harlow Nininger, American meteoriticist
2422 Perovskaya 1968 HK1 Sophia Lvovna Perovskaya, Russian revolutionary
2423 Ibarruri 1972 NC Rubén Ruiz Ibárruri, Russian soldier
2424 Tautenburg 1973 UT5 Tautenburg, Germany
2425 Shenzhen 1975 FW Shenzhen, China
2426 Simonov 1976 KV Konstantin Mikhailovich Simonov, Russian writer
2427 Kobzar 1976 YQ7 Taras Shevchenko (a.k.a. Kobzar), Ukrainian poet and painter
2428 Kamenyar 1977 RZ6 Ivan Franko (a.k.a. Kamenyar), Ukrainian writer and scientist
2429 Schürer 1977 TZ Max Schürer, Swiss astronomer
2430 Bruce Helin 1977 VC Bruce Helin, son of one of the discoverers
2431 Skovoroda 1978 PF3 Hryhori Skovoroda, Ukrainian philosopher and poet
2432 Soomana 1981 FA Hopi for star girl
2433 Sootiyo 1981 GJ Hopi for star boy
2434 Bateson 1981 KA Frank Maine Bateson, New Zealand astronomer
2435 Horemheb 4578 P-L Horemheb, Egyptian pharaoh
2436 Hatshepsut 6066 P-L Hatshepsut, Egyptian queen
2437 Amnestia 1942 RZ Amnesty International
2438 Oleshko 1975 VO2 Valentina Iosifovna Oleshko, Russian partisan
2439 Ulugbek 1977 QX2 Ulugh Beg, Uzbek sultan and astronomer
2440 Educatio 1978 VQ4 Education
2441 Hibbs 1979 MN2 Al and Marks Hibbs, friends of one discoverer
2442 Corbett 1980 TO Jim Corbett, hunter and writer †[73]
2443 Tomeileen A906 BJ Thomas and Eileen Marsden, parents of Brian G. Marsden
2444 Lederle 1934 CD Trudpert Lederle, German astronomer
2445 Blazhko 1935 TC Sergei Nikolaevich Blazhko, Russian astronomer
2446 Lunacharsky 1971 TS2 Anatoli Vasilevich Lunacharsky, Russian statesman and writer
2447 Kronstadt 1973 QY1 Kronstadt, Russia
2448 Sholokhov 1975 BU Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov, Russian writer
2449 Kenos 1978 GC First man in mythology of native Americans of Tierra del Fuego
2450 Ioannisiani 1978 RP Bagrat Konstantinovich Ioannisiani, Russian telescope designer †[30]
2451 Dollfus 1980 RQ Audouin Dollfus, French astronomer
2452 Lyot 1981 FE Bernard Lyot, French astronomer
2453 Wabash A921 SA Bob Warshow (a.k.a. "Wabash"), computer operator
2454 Olaus Magnus 1941 SS Olaus Magnus
2455 Somville 1950 TO4 Oscar Somville, seismologist
2456 Palamedes 1966 BA1 Palamedes, Greek commander
2457 Rublyov 1975 TU2 Andrei Rublev, Russian painter
2458 Veniakaverin 1977 RC7 Veniamin Aleksandrovich Kaverin, Russian writer
2459 Spellmann 1980 LB1 Leonard Spellmann, father of discoverer
2460 Mitlincoln 1980 TX4 MIT and Lincoln Laboratory
2461 Clavel 1981 EC1 Gustavine Clavel, centenarian
2462 Nehalennia 6578 P-L Nehalennia, Roman goddess
2463 Sterpin 1934 FF Julia Sterpin Van Biesbroeck, wife of discoverer †[74]
2464 Nordenskiöld 1939 BF Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld, Finnish-born Swedish explorer
2465 Wilson 1949 PK Sir Robert Wilson, British astronomer
2466 Golson 1959 RJ John C. Golson, observatory staff
2467 Kollontai 1966 PJ Alexandra Mikhailovna Kollontai, Russian ambassador
2468 Repin 1969 TO1 Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter
2469 Tadjikistan 1970 HA Tajikistan
2470 Agematsu 1976 UW15 Agematsu, Japan
2471 Ultrajectum 6545 P-L Latin name for the city of Utrecht[3]
2472 Bradman 1973 DG Donald Bradman, Australian cricketer*
2473 Heyerdahl 1977 RX7 Thor Heyerdahl, explorer
2474 Ruby 1979 PB Ruby, the discoverer's dog, which lives at the Kleť Observatory[75]
2475 Semenov 1972 TF2 Pavel Afanes'evich Semenov, Commander of a Russian tank battalion in World War II †[2]
2476 Andersen 1976 JF2 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish fabulist
2477 Biryukov 1977 PY1 Nikolai Zotovich Biryukov, Russian writer
2478 Tokai 1981 JC Tokai, Japan
2479 Sodankylä 1942 CB Sodankylä, Finland
2480 Papanov 1976 YS1 Anatoli Dmitrievich Papanov, Russian actor
2481 Bürgi 1977 UQ Jost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and maker of scientific instruments, astronomer, and independent inventor of logarithms
2482 Perkin 1980 CO Richard S. and Gladys T. Perkin of Perkin-Elmer Corp., supporters of astronomy [S&T, Dec 1982, p. 542]
2483 Guinevere 1928 QB Guinevere, Arthurian queen
2484 Parenago 1928 TK Pavel Petrovich Parenago, Russian astronomer [S&T, Dec 1982, p. 542]
2485 Scheffler 1932 BH Helmut Scheffler, German astronomer
2486 Metsähovi 1939 FY Metsähovi Observatory
2487 Juhani 1940 RL Son of discoverer
2488 Bryan 1952 UT William Lowe Bryan, university president
2489 Suvorov 1975 NY Alexandr Vasil'evich Suvorov, Russian military scientist
2490 Bussolini 1976 AG Juan A. Bussolini, Spanish astronomer †[76]
2491 Tvashtri 1977 CB Carpenter in mythology of India
2492 Kutuzov 1977 NT Mikhail Illarionovich Kutuzov, Russian military leader
2493 Elmer 1978 XC Charles Wesley Elmer, amateur astronomer
2494 Inge 1981 LF Jay L. Inge, cartographer
2495 Noviomagum 7071 P-L Latin name for the city of Nijmegen[3]
2496 Fernandus 1953 TC1 Fernandus Payne, zoologist
2497 Kulikovskij 1977 PZ1 Petr Grigor'evich Kulikovskii, Russian astronomer
2498 Tsesevich 1977 QM3 Vladimir Platonovich Tsesevich, Russian astronomer
2499 Brunk 1978 VJ7 William E. Brunk, American astronomer [77]
2500 Alascattalo 1926 GC Alascattalo, mythical beast of Alaska
2,501–3,000 [edit]
2501–2600
2501 Lohja 1942 GD Lohja, Finland
2502 Nummela 1943 EO Nummela, Finland
2503 Liaoning 1965 UB1 Liaoning, China
2504 Gaviola 1967 JO Enrique Gaviola (Ramón Enrique Gaviola), Argentinian astrophysicist
2505 Hebei 1975 UJ Hebei, China
2506 Pirogov 1976 QG1 Nikolai Ivanovich Pirogov, Russian surgeon
2507 Bobone 1976 WB1 Jorge Bobone, Argentinian astronomer
2508 Alupka 1977 ET1 Alupka, Ukraine
2509 Chukotka 1977 NG Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia
2510 Shandong 1979 TH Shandong, China
2511 Patterson 1980 LM Clair C. Patterson, American geochemist [S&T, Dec 1982, p. 542]
2512 Tavastia 1940 GG Tavastia Region, Finland
2513 Baetslé 1950 SH Paul-Louis Baetslé, astronomer
2514 Taiyuan 1964 TA1 Taiyuan, Shaanxi, China
2515 Gansu 1964 TX1 Gansu, China
2516 Roman 1964 VY Nancy Grace Roman, American astronomer
2517 Orma 1968 SB Italian for trace; anagram of 1257 Móra
2518 Rutllant 1974 FG Federico Rutllant Alcina, Spanish-born director of the national observatory in Chile
2519 Annagerman 1975 VD2 Anna German, Polish singer
2520 Novorossijsk 1976 QF1 Novorossiysk, Russia
2521 Heidi 1979 DK Heidi, book by Johanna Spyri
2522 Triglav 1980 PP Triglav, Slavic god
2523 Ryba 1980 PV Jakub Jan Ryba, Czech composer
2524 Budovicium 1981 QB1 Latin for České Budějovice, Czech Republic
2525 O'Steen 1981 VG Mary Elizabeth O'Steen Skiff, mother of discoverer
2526 Alisary 1979 KX Alice Benedicta West and Harry Richard West, parents of discoverer
2527 Gregory 1981 RE Bruce Gregory Thomas, youngest son of discoverer, named after James Gregory, Scottish astronomer
2528 Mohler 1953 TF1 Orren Cuthbert Mohler, American astronomer
2529 Rockwell Kent 1977 QL2 Rockwell Kent, artist
2530 Shipka 1978 NC3 Shipka Pass, battle site from the Russo-Turkish War
2531 Cambridge 1980 LD Cambridge, England, and Cambridge, Massachusetts
2532 Sutton 1980 TU5 Robert L. Sutton, American geologist [S&T, Dec 1982, p. 542]
2533 Fechtig A905 VA Hugo Fechtig, German astrophysicist
2534 Houzeau 1931 VD Jean-Charles Houzeau, Belgian astronomer [MPC 8800]
2535 Hämeenlinna 1939 DH Hämeenlinna, Finland
2536 Kozyrev 1939 PJ Nikolai Aleksandrovich Kozyrev, Russian astronomer
2537 Gilmore 1951 RL Alan C. and Pamela M. Gilmore, astronomers
2538 Vanderlinden 1954 UD Henri Vanderlinden, Belgian astronomer
2539 Ningxia 1964 TS2 Ningxia, China
2540 Blok 1971 TH2 Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Blok, Russian poet
2541 Edebono 1973 DE Edward de Bono, lateral thinker
2542 Calpurnia 1980 CF Calpurnia, Roman noblewoman
2543 Machado 1980 LJ Luiz Eduardo da Silva Machado, Argentinian astronomer*
2544 Gubarev 1980 PS Aleksei Gubarev, Russian cosmonaut
2545 Verbiest 1933 BB Father Ferdinand Verbiest, Belgian missionary and astronomer [MPC 8800]
2546 Libitina 1950 FC Libitina, Roman goddess of funerals
2547 Hubei 1964 TC2 Hubei, China
2548 Leloir 1975 DA Luis Federico Leloir, Argentinian chemist
2549 Baker 1976 UB James G. Baker, American astronomer [MPC 8800]
2550 Houssay 1976 UP20 Bernardo Alberto Houssay, Argentinian physioloist, winner of the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 1947
2551 Decabrina 1976 YX1 Decembrists, Russian revolutionaries
2552 Remek 1978 SP Vladimír Remek, Czech cosmonaut
2553 Viljev 1979 FS2 Mikhail Anatolyevich Vilyev, Russian astronomer
2554 Skiff 1980 OB Brian A. Skiff, Research assistant at Lowell Observatory
2555 Thomas 1980 OC Norman G. Thomas, former Research assistant at Lowell Observatory
2556 Louise 1981 CS Carol Louise Thomas-Baltutis, youngest daughter of discoverer
2557 Putnam 1981 SL1 Roger Lowell Putnam and Michael C. J. Putnam, astronomy supporters
2558 Viv 1981 SP1 Vivian Russell Thomas, father of discoverer
2559 Svoboda 1981 UH Jindřich Svoboda, Czech astronomer
2560 Siegma 1932 CW Siegfried Marx, German astronomer
2561 Margolin 1969 TK2 Mikhail Vladimirovich Margolin, blind inventor
2562 Chaliapin 1973 FF1 Feodor Ivanovich Chaliapin, Russian singer and actor
2563 Boyarchuk 1977 FZ Alexander Alexeyevich Boyarchuk, Russian astronomer
2564 Kayala 1977 QX Kayala, river in The Tale of Igor's Campaign
2565 Grögler 1977 TB1 Norbert Grögler, mineralogist and planetologist
2566 Kirghizia 1979 FR2 Kyrgyzstan
2567 Elba 1979 KA Elba Aguilera de Pizarro, mother of discoverers
2568 Maksutov 1980 GH Dmitri Dmitrievich Maksutov, Russian optical engineer, inventor of the Maksutov telescope
2569 Madeline 1980 MA Heroine of John Keats' poem, "The Eve of St. Agnes"
2570 Porphyro 1980 PG Hero of John Keats' poem, "The Eve of St. Agnes"
2571 Geisei 1981 UC Geisei, Japan
2572 Annschnell 1950 DL Anneliese Schnell, Austrian astronomer
2573 Hannu Olavi 1953 EN Son of discoverer
2574 Ladoga 1968 UP Lake Ladoga [MPC 8912]
2575 Bulgaria 1970 PL Bulgaria [MPC 8912]
2576 Yesenin 1974 QL Sergei Alexandrovich Esenin (also written Yesenin), poet
2577 Litva 1975 EE3 Lithuanian Soviet Socialist Republic
2578 Saint-Exupéry 1975 VW3 Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, writer
2579 Spartacus 1977 PA2 Spartacus, Roman revolutionary
2580 Smilevskia 1977 QP4 Moisei Vasil'evich Smilevskii, Ukrainian journalist
2581 Radegast 1980 VX Radegast, Slavic god
2582 Harimaya-Bashi 1981 SA Harimaya Bridge, Kōchi, Japan
2583 Fatyanov 1975 XA3 Aleksei Ivanovich Fat'yanov, Soviet poet and songwriter
2584 Turkmenia 1979 FG2 Turkmenistan
2585 Irpedina 1979 OJ15 Irkutsk Pedagogical Institute
2586 Matson 1980 LO Dennis L. Matson, American planetary scientist [S&T, Dec 1982, p. 542]
2587 Gardner 1980 OH Martin Gardner, American mathematician and writer
2588 Flavia 1981 VQ Flavius, Roman gens; also an asteroid in A Torrent of Faces by James Blish and Norman L. Knight
2589 Daniel 1979 QU2 Daniel Lagerkvist, son of the discoverer
2590 Mourão 1980 KJ Ronaldo Rogério de Freitas Mourão, Brazilian astronomer
2591 Dworetsky 1949 PS Michael M. Dworetsky, British astronomer
2592 Hunan 1966 BW Hunan, China
2593 Buryatia 1976 GB8 Buryat Republic, Russia
2594 Acamas 1978 TB Acamas, Greek warrior
2595 Gudiachvili 1979 KL Lado Gudiachvili, Georgian painter
2596 Vainu Bappu 1979 KN Manali Kallat Vainu Bappu, Indian astrophysicist
2597 Arthur 1980 PN King Arthur, mythological British king
2598 Merlin 1980 RY Merlin, wizard in Arthurian legend
2599 Veselí 1980 SO Veselí nad Lužnicí, Czech Republic
2600 Lumme 1980 VP Kari Lumme, Finnish astronomer [S&T, Dec 1982, p. 542]
2601–2700
2601 Bologna 1980 XA Bologna, Italy
2602 Moore 1982 BR Patrick Moore, British amateur astronomer
2603 Taylor 1982 BW1 Gordon E. Taylor, British amateur astronomer
2604 Marshak 1972 LD1 Samuil Yakovlevich Marshak, Russian poet and writer
2605 Sahade 1974 QA Jorge Sahade, Argentinian astronomer
2606 Odessa 1976 GX2 Odessa, Ukraine
2607 Yakutia 1977 NR Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, Russia
2608 Seneca 1978 DA Seneca the Younger, Roman writer
2609 Kiril-Metodi 1978 PB4 Saint Cyril and Saint Methodius, inventors of Cyrillic
2610 Tuva 1978 RO1 Tuva Republic, Russia
2611 Boyce 1978 VQ5 Joseph M. Boyce, American planetary scientist [S&T, Dec 1982, p. 542]
2612 Kathryn 1979 DE Kathryn Gail Thomas-Hazelton, daughter of discoverer
2613 Plzeň 1979 QE Plzeň (Pilsen), Czech Republic, birthplace of the discoverer
2614 Torrence 1980 LP Torrence V. Johnson, American planetary scientist [S&T, Dec 1982, p. 542]
2615 Saito 1951 RJ Keiji Saito, Japanese astrophysicist
2616 Lesya 1970 QV Larisa Petrovna Kosach(a.k.a. Lesya Ukrainka), Ukrainian poet [MPC 8912]
2617 Jiangxi 1975 WO1 Jiangxi, China
2618 Coonabarabran 1979 MX2 Coonabarabran, Australia. The Siding Spring Observatory of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the Australian National University is located close by (40 km distant)
2619 Skalnaté Pleso 1979 MZ3 Skalnaté Pleso, observatory in Slovakia
2620 Santana 1980 TN Carlos Santana, American musician
2621 Goto 1981 CA Seizo Goto, businessman [S&T, Dec 1982, p. 542]
2622 Bolzano 1981 CM Bernard Bolzano, mathematician
2623 Zech A919 SA Gert Zech, German astronomer, member of the editorial team of Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts
2624 Samitchell 1962 RE Samuel Alfred Mitchell, American astronomer
2625 Jack London 1976 JQ2 Jack London, writer
2626 Belnika 1978 PP2 Nikolay Alexeyevich Belyayev, Russian astronomer
2627 Churyumov 1978 PP3 Klim Ivanovich Churyumov, Ukrainian astronomer
2628 Kopal 1979 MS8 Zdenek Kopal, Czech-born astronomer
2629 Rudra 1980 RB1 Rudra, destroyer aspect of the Hindu god Siva
2630 Hermod 1980 TF3 Hermóðr, hero in Norse mythology
2631 Zhejiang 1980 TY5 Zhejiang, China
2632 Guizhou 1980 VJ1 Guizhou, China
2633 Bishop 1981 WR1 George Bishop, British wine merchant and patron of astronomy
2634 James Bradley 1982 DL James Bradley, English astronomer
2635 Huggins 1982 DS Sir William Huggins, spectroscopist
2636 Lassell 1982 DZ William Lassell, British amateur astronomer
2637 Bobrovnikoff A919 SB Nicholas T. Bobrovnikoff, American astronomer
2638 Gadolin 1939 SG Jacob Gadolin, Finnish astronomer, and Johan Gadolin, chemist
2639 Planman 1940 GN Anders Planman, Swedish astronomer
2640 Hällström 1941 FN Gustav Gabriel Hällström, Finnish physicist
2641 Lipschutz 1949 GJ Michael E. Lipschutz, American geochemist
2642 Vésale 1961 RA Andreas Vesalius, Flemish anatomist
2643 Bernhard 1973 SD Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, astronomical supporter
2644 Victor Jara 1973 SO2 Víctor Jara, folk singer [MPC 8800]
2645 Daphne Plane 1976 QD Daphne Plane, librarian and friend of discoverer
2646 Abetti 1977 EC1 Antonio Abetti and Giorgio Abetti, Italian astronomers
2647 Sova 1980 SP Antonín Sova, Czech poet
2648 Owa 1980 VJ Hopi for rock
2649 Oongaq 1980 WA Hopi for from up there
2650 Elinor 1931 EG Elinor Gates, Minor Planet Center assistant
2651 Karen 1949 QD Karen S. Mayer, sister-in-law of, and Karen S. Franz, friend of F. N. Bowman
2652 Yabuuti 1953 GM Kiyosi Yabuuti, Japanese astronomer and historian
2653 Principia 1964 VP Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica, Isaac Newton's magnum opus
2654 Ristenpart 1968 OG Friedrich Wilhelm Ristenpart, German astronomer
2655 Guangxi 1974 XX Guangxi, China
2656 Evenkia 1979 HD5 Evenk Autonomous Okrug, Russia
2657 Bashkiria 1979 SB7 Republic of Bashkortostan, Russia
2658 Gingerich 1980 CK Owen Gingerich, American astrophysicist and historian of astronomy
2659 Millis 1981 JX Robert Lowell Millis, American astronomer
2660 Wasserman 1982 FG Lawrence Harvey Wasserman, American astronomer
2661 Bydžovský 1982 FC1 Bohumil Bydžovský, Czech mathematician
2662 Kandinsky 4021 P-L Wassily Kandinsky, Russian painter
2663 Miltiades 6561 P-L Miltiades, Athenian commander
2664 Everhart 1934 RR Edgar Everhart, American astronomer
2665 Schrutka 1938 DW1 Guntram Schrutka-Rechtenstamm, Austrian astronomer
2666 Gramme 1951 TA Zénobe Gramme, Belgian electrical engineer and inventor
2667 Oikawa 1967 UO Okuro Oikawa, Japanese astronomer
2668 Tataria 1976 QV Republic of Tatarstan, Russia
2669 Shostakovich 1976 YQ2 Dmitri Shostakovich, Russian composer
2670 Chuvashia 1977 PW1 Chuvash Republic, Russia
2671 Abkhazia 1977 QR2 Abkhazia, Georgia
2672 Písek 1979 KC Písek, Czech Republic
2673 Lossignol 1980 KN Lossignol, family name of friends of discoverer
2674 Pandarus 1982 BC3 Pandarus, mythological Greek warrior
2675 Tolkien 1982 GB J. R. R. Tolkien, British writer
2676 Aarhus 1933 QV Aarhus, Denmark, seat of the Ole Rømer Observatory of the University of Aarhus
2677 Joan 1935 FF Joan Jordan, secretary at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
2678 Aavasaksa 1938 DF1 Aavasaksa, mountain in Finland (Lapland), one of the sites used by Maupertuis' expedition to determine the length of a degree of the meridian in 1736–1737
2679 Kittisvaara 1939 TG Kittisvaara, mountain in Finland (Lapland), one of the sites used by Maupertuis' expedition to determine the length of a degree of the meridian in 1736–1737
2680 Mateo 1975 NF José Mateo, Argentinian astronomer
2681 Ostrovskij 1975 VF2 Nikolai Ostrovsky, writer
2682 Soromundi 1979 MF4 From Latin for sisters of the world, after the YWCA
2683 Brian 1981 AD1 Eldest son of discoverer
2684 Douglas 1981 AH1 Douglas B. Thomas, brother of discoverer and physicist
2685 Masursky 1981 JN Harold Masursky, American astronomer
2686 Linda Susan 1981 JW1 Linda Susan Salazar, discoverer's youngest daughter
2687 Tortali 1982 HG Tortali, Vanuatun spirit of daytime
2688 Halley 1982 HG1 Edmund Halley, English astronomer
2689 Bruxelles 1935 CF Brussels, Belgium
2690 Ristiina 1938 DG1 Ristiina, Finland
2691 Sersic 1974 KB José Luis Sersic, Argentinian astronomer
2692 Chkalov 1976 YT3 Valerij Pavlovich Chkalov, pilot
2693 Yan'an 1977 VM1 Yan'an, Shaanxi, China
2694 Pino Torinese 1979 QL1 Pino Torinese, Italy, site of Turin Observatory
2695 Christabel 1979 UE Christabel, poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
2696 Magion 1980 HB Magion, first Czech artificial satellite
2697 Albina 1969 TC3 Albina Alekseevna Serova, friend of discoverer
2698 Azerbajdzhan 1971 TZ Azerbaijan
2699 Kalinin 1976 YX Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin, Russian statesman
2700 Baikonur 1976 YP7 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
2701–2800
2701 Cherson 1978 RT Kherson, Ukraine (not to be confused with Chersonesos, Crimea)
2702 Batrakov 1978 SZ2 Yury Vasilyevich Batrakov, Russian astronomer
2703 Rodari 1979 FT2 Gianni Rodari, writer
2704 Julian Loewe 1979 MR4 Julian Loewe, journalist
2705 Wu 1980 TD4 Sherman S. C. Wu, photogrammetrist
2706 Borovský 1980 VW Karel Havlíček Borovský, Czech writer and political journalist
2707 Ueferji 1981 QS3 Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
2708 Burns 1981 WT Joseph Arthur Burns, American astronomer
2709 Sagan 1982 FH Carl Sagan, American astronomer and author, co-founder of the Planetary Society
2710 Veverka 1982 FQ Joseph Veverka, American astronomer
2711 Aleksandrov 1978 QB2 Anatoly Petrovich Alexandrov, Russian physicist
2712 Keaton 1937 YD Buster Keaton, film comedian
2713 Luxembourg 1938 EA Luxembourg
2714 Matti 1938 GC Son of discoverer
2715 Mielikki 1938 US Mielikki, Finnish mythology
2716 Tuulikki 1939 TM Tuulikki, Finnish mythology, Goddess of the woods
2717 Tellervo 1940 WJ Tellervo, Finnish mythology
2718 Handley 1951 OM Tommy Handley, British radio comedian
2719 Suzhou 1965 SU Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
2720 Pyotr Pervyj 1972 RV3 Peter I of Russia
2721 Vsekhsvyatskij 1973 SP2 Sergey Konstantinovich Vsekhsvyatsky, Russian astronomer
2722 Abalakin 1976 GM2 Viktor Kuzmich Abalakin, Russian astronomer
2723 Gorshkov 1978 QL2 Pyotr Mikhaylovich Gorshkov, Russian astronomer
2724 Orlov 1978 RZ5 Sergey Vladimirovich Orlov, and Alexander Yakovlevich Orlov, Russian astronomers
2725 David Bender 1978 VG3 David F. Bender, American astronomer, latterly of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
2726 Kotelnikov 1979 SE9 Vladimir Alexandrovich Kotelnikov, Russian radio engineer
2727 Paton 1979 SO9 Evgeny Oskarovich Paton and Borys Yevhenovych Paton, Soviet Ukrainian scientists
2728 Yatskiv 1979 ST9 Yaroslav Stepanovich Yatskiv, Ukrainian astrometrist
2729 Urumqi 1979 UA2 Urumqi, Xinjiang, China
2730 Barks 1981 QH Carl Barks, American writer and illustrator
2731 Cucula 1982 KJ The cuckoo
2732 Witt 1926 FG Carl Gustav Witt, German astronomer
2733 Hamina 1938 DQ Hamina, Finland
2734 Hašek 1976 GJ3 Jaroslav Hašek, Czech writer
2735 Ellen 1977 RB Ellen Howell, American planetary scientist
2736 Ops 1979 OC Ops, Roman goddess
2737 Kotka 1938 DU Kotka, Finland
2738 Viracocha 1940 EC Viracocha, supreme god of the Inca
2739 Taguacipa 1952 UZ1 Taguacipa, god of the Inca and companion of Viracocha
2740 Tsoj 1974 SY4 Victor Robertovich Tsoj, poet and rock musician
2741 Valdivia 1975 XG Captain Pedro de Valdivia, conqueror of Chile
2742 Gibson 1981 JG3 James B. Gibson (astronomer), astronomer
2743 Chengdu 1965 WR Chengdu, Sichuan, China
2744 Birgitta 1975 RB Anna Birgitta Angelica Lagerkvist, daughter of the discoverer [MPC 8800]
2745 San Martin 1976 SR10 General José de San Martín, "father of Argentina"
2746 Hissao 1979 SJ9 Hissar Astronomical Observatory, Dushanbe, Tajikistan
2747 Český Krumlov 1980 DW Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
2748 Patrick Gene 1981 JF2 Patrick Gene Shoemaker, son of discoverer
2749 Walterhorn 1937 TD Walter Horn, founder of the public observatory and amateur astronomical society in Solingen, Germany
2750 Loviisa 1940 YK Loviisa, Finland
2751 Campbell 1962 RP William Wallace Campbell, American astronomer
2752 Wu Chien-Shiung 1965 SP Wu Jianxiong
2753 Duncan 1966 DH John Charles Duncan, American astronomer
2754 Efimov 1966 PD Mikhail Nikiforovich Efimov, aviator
2755 Avicenna 1973 SJ4 Avicenna, medieval philosopher and scientist
2756 Dzhangar 1974 SG1 Epics of the Kalmyk people [MPC 8912]
2757 Crisser 1977 VN Cristina, wife of discoverer, and Sergio, discoverer
2758 Cordelia 1978 RF Cordelia, character in Shakespeare's King Lear
2759 Idomeneus 1980 GC Idomeneus, Greek warrior
2760 Kacha 1980 TU6 Kacha[disambiguation needed], cosmonaut training centre in the Crimea [MPC 8913]
2761 Eddington 1981 AE Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, British astrophysicist, on the occasion of the centennial of his birth
2762 Fowler 1981 AT Ralph Howard Fowler, British astrophysicist
2763 Jeans 1982 OG Sir James Hopwood Jeans, British physicist, astronomer, and mathematician
2764 Moeller 1981 CN Sonia Louise Moeller-Thomas, mother of discoverer
2765 Dinant 1981 EY Dinant, Belgium
2766 Leeuwenhoek 1982 FE1 Anton van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch inventor
2767 Takenouchi 1967 UM Tadeo Takenouchi, Japanese astronomer
2768 Gorky 1972 RX3 Maxim Gorky (Alexey Maksimovich Peshkov), Russian writer [MPC 8913]
2769 Mendeleev 1976 GZ2 Dmitri Mendeleev, Russian chemist
2770 Tsvet 1977 SM1 Mikhail Tsvet, Russian physiologist
2771 Polzunov 1978 SP7 Ivan Ivanovich Polzunov, Russian inventor
2772 Dugan 1979 XE Raymond Smith Dugan, American astronomer
2773 Brooks 1981 JZ2 William R. Brooks, American astronomer
2774 Tenojoki 1942 TJ Tenojoki, river
2775 Odishaw 1953 TX2 Hugh Odishaw, American geophysicist
2776 Baikal 1976 SZ7 Lake Baikal, Russia
2777 Shukshin 1979 SY11 Vasilii Makarovich Shukshin, Russian writer and actor
2778 Tangshan 1979 XP Tangshan in China, location of a massive (Magnitude 7.8) earthquake in 1976
2779 Mary 1981 CX Maryanna Ruth Thomas, wife of discoverer
2780 Monnig 1981 DO2 Oscar Monnig, American businessman, meteorite hunter and founder of the collection that bears his name. He donated the collection to Texas Christian University
2781 Kleczek 1982 QH Josip Kleczek, Czech astronomer
2782 Leonidas 2605 P-L Leonidas I, Spartan king
2783 Chernyshevskij 1974 RA2 Nikolay Gavrilovich Chernyshevsky, Russian writer and philosopher
2784 Domeyko 1975 GA Ignacio Domeyko, Polish-born chemist and mineralogist, latterly Rector of the University of Chile
2785 Sedov 1978 QN2 Leonid Ivanovich Sedov, Russian astronomer or Georgy Sedov, Russian polar explorer
2786 Grinevia 1978 RR5 Alexander Stepanovich Grinevsky, Russian writer
2787 Tovarishch 1978 RC6 Tovarishch, Russian sailing ship [MPC 8800]
2788 Andenne 1981 EL Andenne, Belgium
2789 Foshan 1956 XA Foshan, Guangdong, China
2790 Needham 1965 UU1 Joseph Needham, British sinologist
2791 Paradise 1977 CA Paradise, California
2792 Ponomarev 1977 EY1 Nikolay Georgiyevich Ponomaryov, Russian designer of astronomical instruments
2793 Valdaj 1977 QV Valdai Hills, near Moscow
2794 Kulik 1978 PS3 Leonid Alexeyevich Kulik, Russian mineralogist
2795 Lepage 1979 YM Théophile Lepage, Belgian mathematician
2796 Kron 1980 EC Gerald E. Kron, American astronomer [MPC 8800] [5]
2797 Teucer 1981 LK Teucer, Greek soldier
2798 Vergilius 2009 P-L Virgil, Roman poet
2799 Justus 3071 P-L Justus Cramer, descendent of H. G. van de Sande Bakhuyzen, Dutch astronomer
2800 Ovidius 4585 P-L Ovid, Roman poet
2801–2900
2801 Huygens 1935 SU1 Christiaan Huygens, Dutch astronomer
2802 Weisell 1939 BU The discoverer's father
2803 Vilho 1940 WG Vilho Väisälä, Finnish meteorologist and physicist, brother of Kalle and Yrjö
2804 Yrjö 1941 HF Yrjö Väisälä, Finnish astronomer, brother of Vilho and Kalle
2805 Kalle 1941 UM Kalle Väisälä, Finnish scientist, brother of Vilho and Yrjö
2806 Graz 1953 GG Graz, Austria
2807 Karl Marx 1969 TH6 Karl Marx, German philosopher and political economist
2808 Belgrano 1976 HS Manuel Belgrano, Argentine general
2809 Vernadskij 1978 QW2 Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky, Russian geochemist and mineralogist
2810 Lev Tolstoj 1978 RU5 Leo Tolstoy, Russian writer [MPC 8801]
2811 Střemchoví 1980 JA Střemchoví, Czech Republic, where the discoverer was born
2812 Scaltriti 1981 FN Franco Scaltriti, Italian astronomer
2813 Zappalà 1981 WZ Vincenzo Zappalà, Italian astronomer
2814 Vieira 1982 FA3 Gilson Vieira, Brazilian astronomer
2815 Soma 1982 RL The Soma cube, mathematical game
2816 Pien 1982 SO Armand Nicolas Pien, Belgian (Flemish) television meteorologist
2817 Perec 1982 UJ Georges Perec, French novelist, filmmaker and essayist
2818 Juvenalis 2580 P-L Juvenal, Roman satirist
2819 Ensor 1933 UR James Ensor, Belgian expressionist painter
2820 Iisalmi 1942 RU Iisalmi, Finland
2821 Slávka 1978 SQ Sláva Vávrová, the discoverer's mother
2822 Sacajawea 1980 EG Sacagawea, Shoshone explorer
2823 van der Laan 2010 P-L Harry van der Laan, Dutch astrophysicist
2824 Franke 1934 CZ Ernst H. Franke, American biophysicist
2825 Crosby 1938 SD1 Harry Lillis Bing Crosby, American singer and actor
2826 Ahti 1939 UJ Ahti, Finnish sea god
2827 Vellamo 1942 CC Vellamo, Finnish sea goddess, consort of Ahti
2828 Iku-Turso 1942 DL Iku-Turso, Finnish sea monster
2829 Bobhope 1948 PK Bob Hope, American comedian
2830 Greenwich 1980 GA Royal Greenwich Observatory, London, UK [MPC 8801]
2831 Stevin 1930 SZ Simon Stevin, Flemish scientist
2832 Lada 1975 EC1 Lada, Slavic goddess
2833 Radishchev 1978 PC4 Alexander Nikolayevich Radishchev, Russian author and social critic [MPC 8913]
2834 Christy Carol 1980 TB4 Daughter of the discoverer
2835 Ryoma 1982 WF Ryoma Sakamoto, Japanese samurai
2836 Sobolev 1978 YQ Viktor Viktorovich Sobolev, Russian astrophysicist
2837 Griboedov 1971 TJ2 Aleksandr Sergeevich Griboedov, Russian playwright [MPC 8913]
2838 Takase 1971 UM1 Bunshiro Takase, Japanese astronomer
2839 Annette 1929 TP Daughter of the discoverer
2840 Kallavesi 1941 UP Lake Kallavesi, Finland
2841 Puijo 1943 DM Puijo Hill, Lake Kallavesi, Finland
2842 Unsöld 1950 OD Albrecht Unsöld, German astronomer
2843 Yeti 1975 XQ Yeti, cryptozoological Himalayan humanoid
2844 Hess 1981 JP Frederick Hess, American astronomer
2845 Franklinken 1981 OF Kenneth Linn Franklin, American astronomer
2846 Ylppö 1942 CJ Arvo Ylppö, Finnish pediatrician
2847 Parvati 1959 CC1 Parvati, Hindu goddess, consort of Siva
2848 ASP 1959 VF Astronomical Society of the Pacific
2849 Shklovskij 1976 GN3 Iosif Samuilovich Shklovsky, Russian astronomer
2850 Mozhaiskij 1978 TM7 Alexander Fyodorovich Mozhaysky, Russian aviation pioneer
2851 Harbin 1978 UQ2 Harbin, China
2852 Declercq 1981 QU2 Maiden name of the discovere'rs wife
2853 Harvill 1963 RG Richard A. Harvill, astronomical supporter
2854 Rawson 1964 JE Guillermo Colesbery Rawson, Argentine physician
2855 Bastian 1931 TB2 Ulrich Bastian, German astronomer
2856 Röser 1933 GB Siegfried Röser, German astronomer
2857 NOT 1942 DA Nordic Optical Telescope
2858 Carlosporter 1975 XB Carlos Porter, Chilean zoologist
2859 Paganini 1978 RW1 Niccolò Paganini, Italian violinist
2860 Pasacentennium 1978 TA The centennial of the city of Pasadena, California
2861 Lambrecht 1981 VL2 Hermann Lambrecht, German astronomer
2862 Vavilov 1977 JP Nikolai Vavilov, Soviet botanist, Sergey Vavilov, Soviet physicist
2863 Ben Mayer 1981 QG2 Ben Mayer, American astronomer
2864 Soderblom 1983 AZ Laurence A. Soderblom, American planetary scientist
2865 Laurel 1935 OK Stan Laurel, British comedian
2866 Hardy 1961 TA Oliver Hardy, American comedian
2867 Šteins 1969 VC Karlis Augustovich Šteins, Latvian astronomer
2868 Upupa 1972 UA Upupa epops, the hoopoe
2869 Nepryadva 1980 RM2 Russian victory over Tataro-Mongols in the Battle of Kulikovo near Nepryadva River
2870 Haupt 1981 LD Hermann Haupt, Austrian astronomer
2871 Schober 1981 QC2 Hans Josef Schober, Austrian astronomer
2872 Gentelec 1981 RU GTE Research Laboratories, Waltham, Massachusetts
2873 Binzel 1982 FR Richard P. Binzel, American astronomer
2874 Jim Young 1982 TH James W. Young, American astronomer
2875 Lagerkvist 1983 CL Claes-Ingvar Lagerkvist, Swedish astronomer
2876 Aeschylus 6558 P-L Aeschylus, Greek playwright
2877 Likhachev 1969 TR2 Dmitry Sergeevich Likhachev, Soviet philologist [MPC 8913]
2878 Panacea 1980 RX Panacea, Roman goddess
2879 Shimizu 1932 CB1 Shin-ichi Shimizu, Japanese amateur astronomer [MPC 8801]
2880 Nihondaira 1983 CA Nihondaira, Shizuoka, Japan
2881 Meiden 1983 AA1 Meiden, Lithuanian god
2882 Tedesco 1981 OG Edward Francis Tedesco, American astronomer
2883 Barabashov 1978 RG6 Nikolai P. Barabashov, Soviet astronomer
2884 Reddish 1981 ES22 Vincent Cartledge Reddish, British astronomer
2885 Palva 1939 TC Tauno Pavla, Finnish ear surgeon, son-in-law of the discoverer
2886 Tinkaping 1965 YG Tinkaping, Hong Kong industrialist
2887 Krinov 1977 QD5 Yevgeny Leonidovich Krinov, Soviet meteoriticist
2888 Hodgson 1982 TO Richard G. Hodgson, American astronomer [MPC 8801]
2889 Brno 1981 WT1 Brno, Czech Republic
2890 Vilyujsk 1978 SY7 Vilyuysk, Yakut ASSR, Russia [MPC 8913]
2891 McGetchin 1980 MD Thomas Richard McGetchin, American planetary scientist
2892 Filipenko 1983 AX2 Aleksandr Grigorievich Filipenko, Chief of Surgery at the Crimean Regional Hospital at Bakhchisarai [MPC 8913]

2893 Peiroos 1975 QD Peiroos, mythical hero in the Trojan War
2894 Kakhovka 1978 SH5 Kakhovka, Ukraine[MPC 8913]
2895 Memnon 1981 AE1 Memnon, Ethiopian king, ally of Troy
2896 Preiss 1931 RN Gunter Preiss, astronomical supporter
2897 Ole Römer 1932 CK Ole Rømer, Danish astronomer
2898 Neuvo 1938 DN Yrjö Neuvo, the discoverer's grandson
2899 Runrun Shaw 1964 TR2 Sir Run Run Shaw, Chinese film producer
2900 Luboš Perek 1972 AR Luboš Perek, Czech astronomer
2901–3000
2901 Bagehot 1973 DP Walter Bagehot, British writer
2902 Westerlund 1980 FN3 Bengt E. Westerlund, Swedish astronomer
2903 Zhuhai 1981 UV9 Zhuhai, China
2904 Millman 1981 YB Peter Millman, Canadian astronomer
2905 Plaskett 1982 BZ2 John Stanley Plaskett, Canadian astronomer
2906 Caltech 1983 AE2 California Institute of Technology
2907 Nekrasov 1975 TT2 Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov, Russian poet [MPC 8913]
2908 Shimoyama 1981 WA Shimoyama, village in Japan [MPC 8801]
2909 Hoshi-no-ie 1983 JA Hoshi-no-ie Observatory, Japan; the name means 'star house' [Schmadel]
2910 Yoshkar-Ola 1980 TK13 Yoshkar-Ola, Russia [Schmadel]
2911 Miahelena 1938 GJ The discoverer's wife [Schmadel]
2912 Lapalma 1942 DM La Palma, the Spanish island, home to many observatories [Schmadel]
2913 Horta 1931 TK Victor Horta, Belgian architect [Schmadel]
2914 Glärnisch 1965 SB Glärnisch mountain, summit of the Swiss Alps [Schmadel]
2915 Moskvina 1977 QY2 Valentina Nikolaevna Moskvina, Russian doctor [Schmadel]
2916 Voronveliya 1978 PW2 Boris Alexandrovich Vorontsov-Velyaminov, Russian astronomer [Schmadel]
2917 Sawyer Hogg 1980 RR Helen Sawyer Hogg, American-Canadian astronomer [MPC 8801]
2918 Salazar 1980 TU4 Frederick Salazar, the discoverer's son-in-law [Schmadel]
2919 Dali 1981 EX18 Salvador Dalí, Catalan-Spanish artist [MPC 8802]
2920 Automedon 1981 JR Automedon, mythological Greek soldier [Schmadel]
2921 Sophocles 6525 P-L Sophocles, Greek dramatist [Schmadel]
2922 Dikan'ka 1976 GY1 Gogol's Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka [Schmadel]
2923 Schuyler 1977 DA Catherine Schuyler, Minor Planet Center administrator [Schmadel]
2924 Mitake-mura 1977 DJ2 Mitake-mura, town in Japan [MPC 8914]
2925 Beatty 1978 VC5 J. Kelly Beatty, astronomy writer and editor of Sky and Telescope
2926 Caldeira 1980 KG J.F.C. Caldeira, Brazilian astronomer [Schmadel]
2927 Alamosa 1981 TM Alamosa, Colorado [Schmadel]
2928 Epstein 1976 GN8 Isadore Epstein, American astronomer
2929 Harris 1982 BK1 Alan W. Harris, American astronomer [Schmadel]
2930 Euripides 6554 P-L Euripides, Greek dramatist [Schmadel]
2931 Mayakovsky 1969 UC Vladimir Mayakovsky, Russian poet [MPC 8914]
2932 Kempchinsky 1980 TK4 Paula Kempchinsky, daughter-in-law of the discoverer [Schmadel]
2933 Amber 1983 HN The discoverer's granddaughter [Schmadel]
2934 Aristophanes 4006 P-L Aristophanes, Greek dramatist [Schmadel]
2935 Naerum 1976 UU Nærum, a suburb north of Copenhagen [Schmadel]
2936 Nechvíle 1979 SF Vincence Nechvíle, Czech astronomer
2937 Gibbs 1980 LA Josiah Willard Gibbs, American scientist [Schmadel]
2938 Hopi 1980 LB The Hopi, the Native American people [Schmadel]
2939 Coconino 1982 DP Coconino County, Arizona containing the Hopi and Navajo Nation Reservations. The Lowell Observatory is in the county seat, Flagstaff [Schmadel]
2940 Bacon 3042 P-L Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman, and essayist [Schmadel]
2941 Alden 1930 YV Son of Clyde Tombaugh, the discoverer. [Schmadel]
2942 Cordie 1932 BG Cordula "Cordie" Robinson, American plantary geologist [Schmadel]
2943 Heinrich 1933 QU Inge Heinrich, German astronomer [Schmadel]
2944 Peyo 1935 QF Peyo, pseudonym of Pierre Culliford, Belgian illustrator [Schmadel]
2945 Zanstra 1935 ST1 Herman Zanstra, Dutch astronomer [Schmadel]
2946 Muchachos 1941 UV Roque de los Muchachos, site in the Canary Islands of several international observatories [Schmadel]
2947 Kippenhahn 1955 QP1 Rudolf Kippenhahn, German astronomer [Schmadel]
2948 Amosov 1969 TD2 Nikolai Mikhailovich Amosov, Ukrainian cardiologist
2949 Kaverznev 1970 PR Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Kaverznev, Soviet television journalist [MPC 8914]
2950 Rousseau 1974 VQ2 Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Swiss-French philosopher [Schmadel]
2951 Perepadin 1977 RB8 Aleksandr Ivanovich Perepadin Soviet agriculturalist [Schmadel]
2952 Lilliputia 1979 SF2 Lilliput, fictional land in Gulliver's Travels [Schmadel]
2953 Vysheslavia 1979 SV11 Leonid Nikolaevich Vysheslavskii (Leonid Vysheslavsky), Soviet poet [Schmadel]
2954 Delsemme 1982 BT1 Armand Hubert Delsemme, Belgian astronomer [Schmadel]
2955 Newburn 1982 BX1 Ray L. Newburn, American astronomer [Schmadel]
2956 Yeomans 1982 HN1 Donald Keith Yeomans, American astronomer
2957 Tatsuo 1934 CB1 Tatsuo Yamada, Japanese astronomer [Schmadel]
2958 Arpetito 1981 DG Composite name honouring E. Araya, J. Perez, R. Tighe and A Torrecon, workers at Grand Prism Objectif, La Silla [Schmadel]
2959 Scholl 1983 RE2 Hans Scholl, German astronomer [MPC 8802]
2960 Ohtaki 1977 DK3 Ohtaki, town in Japan [MPC 8914]
2961 Katsurahama 1982 XA Katsurahama, seashore resort in Kōchi, Japan [MPC 8802]
2962 Otto 1940 YF The discoverer's great-grandfather
2963 Chen Jiageng 1964 VM1 Chen Jiageng (Tan Kah Kee), Singaporean businessman, community leader, and philanthropist [Schmadel]
2964 Jaschek 1974 OA1 Carlos Jaschek (Carlos Oton Rüdiger Jaschek), German-born Argentinian astronomer [Schmadel]
2965 Surikov 1975 BX Vasily Ivanovich Surikov, Russian painter [Schmadel]
2966 Korsunia 1977 EB2 Korsun, Ukrainian city [Schmadel]
2967 Vladisvyat 1977 SS1 Vladimir Svyatoslavich, medieval prince of Kiev
2968 Iliya 1978 QJ Ilya Muromets, legendary Russian hero
2969 Mikula 1978 RU1 Mikula Selyaninovich, Russian legendary hero
2970 Pestalozzi 1978 UC Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, Swiss educational reformer [Schmadel]
2971 Mohr 1980 YL Josef M. Mohr, Czech astronomer
2972 Niilo 1939 TB The discoverer's great-grandson
2973 Paola 1951 AJ Her Majesty Queen Paola of Belgium (née Ruffo di Calabria)
2974 Holden 1955 QK Edward Singleton Holden, American astronomer [Schmadel] [5]
2975 Spahr 1970 AF1 Timothy B. Spahr, American astronomer [Schmadel]
2976 Lautaro 1974 HR Lautaro, leader of the Araucanians of Chile [Schmadel]
2977 Chivilikhin 1974 SP Vladimir Alekseevich Chivilikhin, Russian author or Anatolii Timofeevich Chivilikhin, Russian poet [Schmadel]
2978 Roudebush 1978 SR Susan Roudebush, astronomical administrator [Schmadel]
2979 Murmansk 1978 TB7 Murmansk, Russia [MPC 8914]
2980 Cameron 1981 EU17 Alastair G. W. Cameron, American astronomer
2981 Chagall 1981 EE20 Marc Chagall, Belarusian artist [MPC 8802]
2982 Muriel 1981 JA3 The discoverer's mother-in-law
2983 Poltava 1981 RW2 Poltava, Ukrainian SSR (now Ukraine) [Schmadel]
2984 Chaucer 1981 YD Geoffrey Chaucer, English author [Schmadel]
2985 Shakespeare 1983 TV1 William Shakespeare, English playwright [Schmadel]
2986 Mrinalini 2525 P-L Mrinalini Sarabhai, classical Indian dancer and choreographer [Schmadel]
2987 Sarabhai 4583 P-L Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai, Indian space scientist [Schmadel]
2988 Korhonen 1943 EM Tapio Korhonen, Finnish astronomer [Schmadel]
2989 Imago 1976 UF1 The Latin word for 'image' [Schmadel]
2990 Trimberger 1981 EN27 Stephen Trimberger, American astronomer and computer scientist
2991 Bilbo 1982 HV Bilbo Baggins, character in The Lord of the Rings [Schmadel]
2992 Vondel 2540 P-L Joost van den Vondel, Dutch poet and playwright [Schmadel]
2993 Wendy 1970 PA The discoverer's wife [Schmadel]
2994 Flynn 1975 PA The discoverer's wife [Schmadel]
2995 Taratuta 1978 QK Evgeniya Aleksandrovna Taratuta, Soviet writer [Schmadel]
2996 Bowman 1954 RJ Fred Bowman, American astronomer
2997 Cabrera 1974 MJ Laurentino Ascencio Cabrera (1917–2003), Argentinian astronomer
2998 Berendeya 1975 TR3 The magical land in The Snow Maiden by Alexander Ostrovsky [Schmadel]
2999 Dante 1981 CY Dante Alighieri, Florentine (Italian) poet [Schmadel]
3000 Leonardo 1981 EG19 Leonardo da Vinci, Florentine (Italian) genius [Schmadel]

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Preceded by
1,501–2,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 2,001–3,000
Succeeded by
3,001–4,000