Meanings of minor planet names: 220,001–230000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
220,001–221,000 [edit]
220229 Hegedüs 2002 VW139 Tibor Hegedüs (born 1961), a Hungarian physicist, astronomer, IAU member and director of Baja Astronomical Observatory.
220418 Golovyno 2003 SL221 The small town of Golovyno is noted for a labradorite mine, one of the greatest in Ukraine and Europe.
220736 Niihama 2004 TR16 Niihama, the third-largest city in Ehime prefecture.
221,001–222,000 [edit]
221019 Raine 2005 PH17 Raine Ann Krecic (born 2011), the granddaughter of the discoverer.
221026 Jeancoester 2005 QL30 Jean Coester (born 1939), a colleague of the discoverer for many years.
221073 Ovruch 2005 SE1 Ovruch, the ancient city in northern Ukraine.
221149 Cindyfoote 2005 TG61 Cindy N. Foote (born 1957) obtained her first telescope on a dare with her husband.
221150 Jerryfoote 2005 TQ61 Jerry L. Foote (born 1942) moved to southern Utah in the 1990s with his wife, Cindy, where they established the Vermillion Cliffs Observatory.
221230 Sanaloria 2005 US158 Sanaloria is an imaginary planet inhabited by humankind in the future. Developed by David, the son of the discoverer, and his friend Maxime Delorme, the universe of Sanaloria depicts a cynical vision of our species. A video game first, its philosophy still inspires musical, graphical and literary creations.
221465 Rapa Nui 2006 BE99 Rapa Nui is the name of Easter Island in the Polynesian Rapanui language.
221516 Bergen-Enkheim 2006 PR4 Bergen-Enkheim is the easternmost borough of Frankfurt am Main.
221628 Hyatt 2006 YE13 Hyatt M. Gibbs (born 1938), a professor of optical sciences at the University of Arizona.
221769 Cima Rest 2007 GQ51 The Cima Rest Observatory is situated in Magasa in a nice and isolated area of the Italian Alps, at an elevation of 1250 meters.
221908 Agastrophus 2008 QQ In Homer's Iliad, Agastrophus was a Paionian hero, famed for his spear, who fought with the Trojans in the Trojan War and who was killed by Diomedes. Agastrophus was the son of Paeon and brother of Laophoon.
221917 Opites 2008 SD83 Opites was a Greek soldier, a ruler of the Danaans, who was killed by Hektor in the battle for Troy.
221923 Jayeff 2009 OD3 June F. ("J. F.") Falla (born 1945), the wife of the discoverer.
222,001–223,000 [edit]
222032 Lupton 1998 SW172 Robert H. Lupton (born 1958), a British-American astrophysicist, a Sloan Digital Sky Survey telescope builder and a principal author of the SDSS Moving Object Catalogue.
222403 Bethchristie 2001 FK31 Beth Christie (born 1961) has a lifelong interest in astronomy. She is a member of the Spectrashift Project at Raemor Observatory in Sierra Vista, Arizona, which is conducting a search for exoplanets.
223,001–224,000 [edit]
223566 Petignat 2004 FL17 Gautier Petignat (born 1941), an active member of the Société jurassienne d´astronomie.
223633 Rosnyaîné 2004 KJ1 Rosnyaîné, the pseudonym of Joseph Henri Honore Boex (1856–1940), a French author of Belgian origin.
223685 Hartopp 2004 QC1 Ramon Hartopp (b. 1965) has displayed great enthusiasm for the popularization and dissemination of astronomy and astronautics through courses, conferences and magazine articles, despite being autistic and having Asperger Syndrome. He is a member of AACastelldefels.
223877 Kutler 2004 TO367 Brendan Kutler (1992–2009), an accomplished programmer, scientist, artist, Japanese scholar, tennis player and music editor for the online magazine The 8th Circuit, lifted fellow Summer Science Program alumni with his brilliance and selfless, upbeat attitude throughout their minor-planet orbit-determination project.
223950 Mississauga 2004 XY35 Mississauga, Ontario, is Canada's sixth largest city.
224,001–225,000 [edit]
224027 Grégoire 2005 LV23 Grégoire Boissenot (born 1979), better known as Grégoire, is a French composer, author and singer.
224206 Pietchisson 2005 SY Pietchisson, the name of an old isolated farmhouse in the Swiss Jura.
224592 Carnac 2005 YJ4 Already inhabited some 450,000 years ago, the site of Carnac, in Brittany, is famous for its numerous standing stones dating back to the neolithic period.
224617 Micromégas 2005 YZ70 Micromégas is a short humoristic tale written by the French philosopher Voltaire in 1752.
224831 Neeffisis 2006 WV129 Christian Ernst Neeff (1782–1849), a German physician, co-founder of the Physikalischer Verein in 1824.
224888 Cochingchu 2007 CC6 Coching Chu or Zhu Kezhen (1890–1974), a prominent Chinese meteorologist, geologist and educator.
224962 Michaelgrünewald 2007 ER26 Michael Grünewald (born 1965), the son-in-law of the discoverer.
225,001–226,000 [edit]
225076 Vallemare 2007 JT2 Vallemare, a picturesque village near the discoverer's observatory in the Italian region of Lazio.
225225 Ninagrunewald 2008 SZ82 Nina Grünewald (born 2001), a granddaughter of the discoverer.
225232 Kircheva 2009 OD2 Krassymira Kircheva (born 1970), a Bulgarian engineer who contributed to the acquisition of astrometric observations in Bulgaria.
225238 Hristobotev 2009 QJ5 Hristo Botev, Bulgarian poet.
225239 Ruthproell 2009 QG8 Elsa Anna Ruth Proell (b. 1923), the mother-in-law of the discoverer.
225250 Georgfranziska 2009 QU36 Georg (1835–1902) and Franziska Speyer (1844–1909), the founders of the "Georg und Franziska Speyer'sche Hochschulstiftung".
225254 Flury 2009 RL2 Walter Flury (born 1943), a pioneer in space debris research and a recognized expert in celestial mechanics.
225276 Leïtos 1436 T-2 Leïtos, son of Alektryon, leader of the Boeotians, was wounded by Hektor in the Trojan War.
225277 Stino 1960 SN The name Stino, suggested by the letters of the provisional designation, and an abbreviation for the German word stinknormal, meaning "boringly normal".
226,001–227,000 [edit]
226861 Elimaor 2004 TV18 Eli Maor (b. 1937) is a respected historian of mathematics, whose books include To Infinity and Beyond (1991), e: The Story of a Number (1994) and The Pythagorean Theorem: A 4,000 Year History (2007). To sky watchers, he is best known for his definitive history Venus in Transit (2000).
227,001–228,000 [edit]
227065 Romandia 2005 GQ9 Romandia is the Latin name of the French-speaking part of Switzerland.
227151 Desargues 2005 PT16 Girard Desargues, French mathematician and engineer.
227218 Rényi 2005 RU3 Alfréd Rényi (1921–1970), a Hungarian mathematician.
227326 Narodychi 2005 TB152 Narodychi settlement, located in northern Ukraine, has been known since 1545. During the emergency at the Chernobyl atomic power plant in 1986 the city was seriously affected and recommended for evacuation. However, life in the city goes on.
227641 Nothomb 2006 BD99 Amélie Nothomb (born 1967), a Belgian writer.
227767 Enkibilal 2006 US62 Born in Belgrade, the graphic novelist and film director Enki Bilal (born 1951) moved with his family to Paris in 1960. He published his first story in Pilote magazine in 1972 and his first album in 1975. He received the Grand Prix at the 14th Angoulême festival in 1987.
227770 Wischnewski 2006 US289 Erik Wischnewski (born 1952) has been a lecturer at adult education centers and planetaria since 1972 and is an author of several astronomical textbooks. His work contributes to the German-language astronomical education.
227930 Athos 2007 GG6 Olivier d´Athos de la Fère (1595–1661) is a fictional character, a Musketeer of the Guard in the novels The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne by Alexandre Dumas.
227962 Aramis 2007 HQ14 René d´Aramis de Vannes (né René d´Herblay) is a fictional character in Dumas' The Three Musketeers and its sequels. Aramis and the other two musketeers Athos and Porthos are friends of the novel's protagonist, d´Artagnan. The fictional Aramis is loosely based on the historical musketeer Henri d´Aramitz.
228,001–229,000 [edit]
228029 MANIAC 2008 GN MANIAC was an early computer, based on the von Neumann architecture.
228110 Eudorus 2008 TC9 Eudorus, one of the captains of Achilles' fierce Myrmidon troops.
228133 Ripoll 2009 QM22 Andrés Ripoll (born 1933) was involved in the Apollo, Apollo-Soyuz and Skylab space programs. He was the founder and manager of the Villafranca del Castillo tracking station (Spain) and the European Astronaut Centre (Germany). He has received awards for his extensive professional and research activities.
228135 Sodnik 2009 RE4 Zoran Sodnik (born 1957), manager of the European Space Agency's Optical Ground Station.
228136 Billary 2009 RF4 William Griffith (born 1956) and Hillary U. Galkin (born 1956), avid amateur astronomers from southern California.
228165 Mezentsev 2009 SJ170 Andrey Georgievich Mezentsev (born 1949), a Russian astronomer, solar physics expert, coronal holes researcher, lecturer in Petrozavodsk State University and astronomy popularizer.
228883 Cliffsimak 2003 PT4 Clifford Donald Simak (1904–1988), an American science-fiction writer.
228893 Gerevich 2003 RL8 Aladár Gerevich (1910–1991), a fencer from Hungary, who is regarded as the greatest Olympic swordsman ever.
229,001–230,000 [edit]
229255 Andrewelliott 2005 AJ Andrew John Elliott (1946–2010), a British observer who pioneered the use of low-light devices, precision timing and video methods in observing short-lived phenomena.
229631 Cluny 2006 ER The city of Cluny is in the Saône-et-Loire department (Burgundy, France), 20 km north west of Mâcon.
229737 Porthos 2007 HO4 Porthos, baron du Vallon de Bracieux de Pierrefonds, is a fictional character in Dumas' novels The Three Musketeers, Twenty Years After and The Vicomte de Bragelonne. He and the other two musketeers Athos and Aramis are friends of the novel's protagonist, d´Artagnan.
229777 ENIAC 2008 MX4 ENIAC was the first general-purpose electronic computer, a Turing-complete, digital computer capable of being reprogrammed to solve a full range of computing problems.
229836 Wladimarinello 2009 QR34 Wladimiro Marinello, Italian amateur astronomer .
229900 Emmagreaves 2009 VO42 Emma Jane Greaves (born 1976), the eldest daughter of the discoverer.
Preceded by
210,001–220,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 220,001–221,000
Succeeded by
230,001–240,000