Meanings of minor planet names: 210,001–220,000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
210,001–211,000 [edit]
210030 Taoyuan 2006 MF13 Taoyuan, the gateway to Taiwan because of its demographic diversity and Taoyuan International Airport.
210035 Jungli 2006 OG5 Jungli, located in the Taoyuan County, in the north-western part of Taiwan.
210147 Zalgiris 2006 SU77 The Battle of Zalgiris (Grunwald or Battle of Tannenberg) took place in 1410 with the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Poland raging against the Knights of the Teutonic Order.
210174 Vossenkuhl 2006 US Wilhelm Vossenkuhl, German philosopher
210182 Mazzini 2006 UE215 Giuseppe Mazzini, nicknamed "Soul of Italy", Italian activist for the unification of Italy.
210210 Songjian 2007 QS12 Song Jian (b. 1931), an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
210213 Hasler-Gloor 2007 RP14 Niklaus and Ursula Hasler-Gloor, astronomers at the Astronomical Society of Winterthur in 1963.
210245 Castets 2007 RG216 Martine Castets, French amateur astronomer.
210271 Samarkand 2007 TU2 Samarkand, the ancient city in Uzbekistan which is most noted for its central position on the Silk Road.
210350 Mariolisa 2007 UA7 Mario and Lisa are the son and daughter of the discoverer.
210414 Gebartolomei 2007 XT4 Geronimo Bartolomei, student of physics at the University of Pisa and is working at the Astronomical Observatory of San Marcello.
210425 Imogene 2008 AM31 Imogene Powers Johnson, an avid naturalist and amateur astronomer.
210432 Dietmarhopp 2008 XA7 Dietmar Hopp, founder of the non-profit Dietmar Hopp Stiftung.
210433 Ullithiele 2008 YT1 Ulrich Thiele, head of Calar Alto Observatory in 1988.
210434 Fungyuancheng 2008 YH14 Yuan-Cheng Fung, known as the Father of Modern Biomechanics, is the author of the famous Fung's Law.
210444 Frithjof 2009 BX Frithjof Brauer developed in his Ph.D. thesis the principles of dust coagulation and formation of planets beyond the meter size barrier.
210532 Grantmckee 1999 FA74 Grant McKee (1992–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
210533 Seanmisner 1999 FE74 Sean Misner (1987–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
210686 Scottnorris 2000 RR107 Scott Norris (1985–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
210939 Bödök 2001 TR197 Zsigmond Bödök, Slovakian astronomer
210983 Wadeparker 2001 VM131 Wade Parker (1991–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
210997 Guenat 2001 XA32 François Guenat (b. 1937), the first curator of the Jura natural science museum in Porrentruy from 1983 to 1999.
211,001–212,000 [edit]
211021 Johnpercin 2001 YC159 John Percin Jr. (1989–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
211343 Dieterhusar 2002 TJ68 Dieter Husar (b. 1947), a German physicist and amateur astronomer.
211374 Anthonyrose 2002 TN309 Anthony Rose (1990–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
211375 Jessesteed 2002 TS326 Jesse Steed (1977–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
211376 Joethurston 2002 TT330 Joe Thurston (1981–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
211377 Travisturbyfill 2002 TK333 Travis Turbyfill (1986–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
211378 Williamwarneke 2002 TF334 William Warneke (1988–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
211379 Claytonwhitted 2002 TH334 Clayton Whitted (1985–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
211380 Kevinwoyjeck 2002 TY336 Kevin Woyjeck (1992–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
211381 Garretzuppiger 2002 TZ343 Garret Zuppiger (1986–2013), one of the 19 elite Prescott’s Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, AZ.
211613 Christophelovis 2003 UB30 Christophe Lovis, Swiss astrophysicist.
212,001–213,000 [edit]
212176 Fabriziospaziani 2005 GV60 Fabrizio Spaziani, Italian anaesthetist
212465 Goroshky 2006 QD40 Goroshky settlement, currently Volodarsk-Volynsky, museum of decorative and precious stones in Ukraine.
212587 Bartasiute 2006 SQ161 Stanislava Bartasiute, associate professor at the Astronomical Observatory of Vilnius University.
212606 Janulis 2006 SF285 Rimvydas Janulis, Lithuanian astronomer.
212723 Klitschko 2007 RN138 Klitschko brothers (Vitali Klitschko and Wladimir Klitschko), well-known Ukrainian heavyweight boxers and philanthropists.
212924 Yurishevchuk 2008 AK1 Yuri Shevchuk, Russian poet, composer and producer, cult rock performer and long-time leader of the rock band DDT.
212929 Satovski 2008 AD112 Boris Satovski, Russian inventor, scientist and technician.
212981 Majalitović 2009 CH51 Maja Litovi{c´} Crni{c´}, Croatian amateur astronomer.
212991 Garcíalorca 2009 DE30 Federico García Lorca, Spanish poet, dramatist and theater director.
212998 Tolbachik 3931 T-3 Tolbachik, the complex volcano on the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East. The highest summit rises to 3182 meters.
213,001–214,000 [edit]
213629 Binford 2002 QK67 Lewis Binford, American archaeologist and anthropologist.
213636 Gajdoš 2002 QR122 Stefan Gajdos, Slovak astronomer and lecturer at the Comenius University in Bratislava.
213637 Lemarchal 2002 QM125 Grégory Jean-Paul Lemarchal, French pop-rock singer.
213770 Fignon 2003 DK6 Laurent Fignon (1960–2010), a famous French professional road bicycle racer.
213771 Johndee 2003 DE13 John Dee, English mathematician, astronomer, navigation expert.
213800 Stefanwul 2003 GO Stefan Wul, nom de plume of French science-fiction writer Pierre Pairault.
214,001–215,000 [edit]
214081 Balavoine 2004 HL31 Daniel Balavoine, French singer and songwriter.
214136 Alinghi 2005 AQ27 "Alinghi" is the name of the Swiss yacht, operated by the Société nautique de Genève that won the America's Cup.
214180 Mabaglioni 2005 CO77 Maurizio Baglioni (born 1947) graduated in electrical engineering from the University of Rome "La Sapienza". He works in engineering and management. His main interests are in celestial mechanics and archeoastronomy, where he focused on astronomical studies of the ancient Assyrians, Babylonians and Mayans.
214378 Kleinmann 2005 LW23 Georges Kleinmann, retired journalist and producer for Swiss public television who covered the Apollo space missions.
214475 Chrisbayus 2005 TS14 Chris Bayus, American amateur astronomer and an accomplished astrophotographer.
214476 Stephencolbert 2005 TO15 Stephen Colbert, American political satirist, writer, comedian, actor and television host.
214485 Dupouy 2005 UV7 Philippe Dupouy, founder of the Observatoire de Dax in 1978.
214487 Baranivka 2005 UP12 The town of Baranivka is known for one of the oldest plants for the production of porcelain in Ukraine.
214715 Silvanofuso 2006 TF7 Silvano Fuso, teacher and a science writer, who worked in the field of molecular spectroscopy.
214819 Gianotti 2006 VK2 Fabiola Gianotti (b. 1960), the coordinator of the ATLAS experiment at the CERN’s Large Hadron Collider.
214911 Viehboeck 2007 TM184 Franz Viehboeck, first Austrian astronaut.
214953 Giugavazzi 2007 WN55 Giuseppe Gavazzi (b. 1936), a painter and sculptor.
215,001–216,000 [edit]
215016 Catherinegriffin 2008 US3 Catherine Grennan (née Griffin, 1939–2004) was the mother of the discoverer.
215044 Joãoalves 2009 DW4 Joõ Alves (born 1968) was the director of Calar Alto Observatory from 2006 to 2010 and is now professor of stellar astrophysics at the University of Vienna.
215080 Kaohsiung 2009 FX18 Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second-largest city.
215089 Hermanfrid 2709 P-L Hermanfrid Schubart, German expert in prehistoric archaeology.
215423 Winnecke 2002 GE178 Friedrich August Theodor Winnecke (1835–1897), astronomer at Berlin, Pulkovo and Strasbourg.
215463 Jobse 2002 QQ66 Klaas Jobse, Dutch gardener and amateur astronomer who operates the Cyclops Observatory in Oostkapelle and a fireball all-sky camera.
215592 Normarose 2003 PR4 Norma Rose (1929–2001) was the mother of two surviving children, Cheryll and Jim Riffle, the latter being the first discoverer of this minor planet.
215809 Hugoschwarz 2004 RN287 Hugo Schwarz, Dutch astronomer.
215841 Čimelice 2005 CH37 Cimelice, a south Bohemian village on the route from Písek to Prague.
215868 Rohrer 2005 EA153 Heinrich Rohrer, Swiss physicist.
215886 Barryarnold 2005 FP Barry Arnold (born 1945), a friend of the discoverer.
216,001–217,000 [edit]
216261 Mapihsia 2006 WJ15 Pi Hsia Ma (born 1951), the mother of the first discoverer.
216343 Wenchang 2007 WJ56 Wenchang Shi, historically known as Zibei County, a Chinese city in Hainan Dao.
216345 Savigliano 2007 XC11 Savigliano, an important agricultural and industrial center in Piedmont.
216390 Binnig 2008 CK177 Gerd Binnig, German physicist.
216428 Mauricio 2008 YN8 Mauricio Muler, the name of both a grandfather (1904–1987) and a son (born 1999) of the first discoverer.
216433 Milianleo 2009 DM3 Milian Leo Schwab (born 2004), first-born son of the discoverer.
216439 Lyubertsy 2009 EV3 Lyubertsy, a major industrial and scenic center in the Moscow region.
216451 Irsha 2009 HP12 Irsha river, in city of Malyn, Ukraine.
216462 Polyphontes 5397 T-2 Polyphontes, a Greek hero, son of Autophonos, was one of the leaders of an ambush against Tydeus near Thebes.
216591 Coetzee 2002 OQ7 John Maxwell Coetzee (born 1940), a South African author and academic, now living in Australia.
216624 Kaufer 2002 XW37 Andreas Kaufer, German astronomer.
216888 Sankovich 2008 VS3 Anatoly Sankovich (born 1960), an amateur astronomer and telescope maker.
216897 Golubev 2009 HJ58 Golubev Vladimir Aleksandrovich (born 1940), on the astronomy faculty at Vitebsk State University, is a well-known astronomy popularizer and publicist in Belarus.
216910 Vnukov 2009 JM4 Viktor Milentinovich Vnukov (born 1950), a pilot and engineer.
217,001–218,000 [edit]
217257 Valemangano 2003 WU26 Valeria Mangano (born 1971), a planetary scientist at the Istituto di Fisica dello Spazio Interplanetario in Torino.
217366 Mayalin 2004 TW49 Maya Lin (b. 1959) designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. (1980–1982) and the Civil Rights Memorial (1988–1989) in Montgomery, Alabama, along with many other monuments and works of art. For a time, she created artifiicial “asteroids” out of her daughters’ discarded toys.
217398 Tihany 2005 GC22 Tihany, a historic village on the northern shore of Lake Balaton on the Tihany Peninsula.
217420 Olevsk 2005 QW148 Olevsk, an ancient city founded in the times of Kiev, Russia.
217576 Klausbirkner 2007 YX56 Klaus Birkner (b. 1959), a long-time amateur astronomer and co-founder of the AAEM Observatory near Velbert, Germany.
217603 Grove Creek 2008 JW20 Grove Creek Observatory, a professional research facility located at Trunkey Creek, New South Wales, Australia.
217628 Lugh 1990 HA Lugh (or Lugus), the Celtic God of the sun and light.
218,001–219,000 [edit]
218097 Maoxianxin 2002 LO61 Xianxin Mao (born 1980) of Suzhou, Jiangsu, was a classmate of T. Chen, who located this object in images from NEAT, at Suzhou Pingjiang Experimental Primary School.
218400 Marquardt 2004 QG7 Daniel Marquardt (born 1983), a writer and educator.
218692 Leesnyder 2005 TW76 LeRoy F. Snyder (b. 1928) is an accomplished variable-star researcher, having published numerous papers in AAVSO and IAPPP journals. He was a cofounder of the IAPPP-Western Wing, now the Society for Astronomical Sciences, and has served as its president for many years.
218752 Tentlingen 2007 EO9 Tentlingen (French: Tinterin), the municipality of the discoverer in the district of Sense in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland.
218900 Gabybuchholz 2007 EO9 Gabriele Buchholz (née Schöpf, b. 1952) provides medical care, from classical therapy to acupuncture, for the people of Nagold, in southern Germany.
218901 Gerdbuchholz 2007 EO9 Gerhard Buchholz (born 1950) provides medical care, from classical therapy to acupuncture, for the people of Nagold, in southern Germany.
218987 Heidenhain 2008 HV2 Johannes Heidenhain (1898–1980), a German entrepreneur and amateur astronomer.
218998 Navi 2008 JZ2 Navi Kocher (born 2009), grandchild of the discoverer.
Preceded by
200,001–210,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 210,001–211,000
Succeeded by
220,001–230,000