Meanings of minor planet names: 225001–226000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
225001–225100
225076 Vallemare 2007 JT2 Vallemare, a picturesque village near the discoverer's observatory in the Italian region of Lazio.
225201–225300
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".
Preceded by
224,001–225,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 225,001–226,000
Succeeded by
226,001–227,000