Meanings of minor planet names: 218001–219000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
218001–218100
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.
218301–218400
218400 Marquardt 2004 QG7 Daniel Marquardt (born 1983), a writer and educator.
218601–218700
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.
218701–218800
218752 Tentlingen 2007 EO9 Tentlingen (French: Tinterin), the municipality of the discoverer in the district of Sense in the canton of Fribourg in Switzerland.
218801–218900
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.
218901–219000
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
216,001–217,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 217,001–218,000
Succeeded by
218,001–218,000