Meanings of minor planet names: 205001–206000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|205424 Bibracte||2001 GY3||Bibracte, capital of the Haeduans Celtic tribe during the first century B.C and was situated at the Mont Beuvray, Morvan, France †|
|205599 Walkowicz||2001 TE243||Lucianne Walkowicz (b. 1979), an American astronomer and a contributor to the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.[MPC 85914]|
|205698 Troiani||2002 AO3||Daniel M. Troiani, avid amateur astronomer which is dedicated to planetary observing, especially of Mars †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 205,001–206,000