Meanings of minor planet names: 245001–246000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|245158 Thomasandrews||2004 TU18||Thomas Andrews (1873–1912), the architect primarily responsible for the design of the RMS Titanic. †|
|245417 Rostand||2005 JA46||Edmond Rostand (1868–1918), a French poet and playwright. †|
|245890 Krynychenka||2006 QE58||Galyna Ivanivna Biletska (born 1961), the leader of the "Krynychenka" folk song and dance ensemble from Andrushivka. †|
|245943 Davidjoseph||2006 RZ114||David Joseph Masiero (b. 1953) is a mechanical engineer, specializing in nuclear power plant design. He is the father of the discoverer. †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 245,001–246,000