Meanings of minor planet names: 220001–221000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
220201–220300
220229 Hegedüs 2002 VW139 Tibor Hegedüs (born 1961), a Hungarian physicist, astronomer, IAU member and director of Baja Astronomical Observatory.
220401–220500
220418 Golovyno 2003 SL221 The small town of Golovyno is noted for a labradorite mine, one of the greatest in Ukraine and Europe.
220701–220800
220736 Niihama 2004 TR16 Niihama, the third-largest city in Ehime prefecture.
Preceded by
219,001–220,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 220,001–221,000
Succeeded by
221,001–222,000