Meanings of minor planet names: 260001–261000
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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|260235 Attwood||2004 RU289||Randy Attwood (born 1957), a Canadian editor who has served as national President of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. †|
|260508 Alagna||2005 EU51||Roberto Alagna (born 1963), a French tenor of Sicilian origin. †|
|260601 Wesselényi||2005 GP8||Baron Miklós Wesselényi (1796-1850), a Hungarian statesman, leader of the upper house of the Diet, member of the Board of Academy of Sciences, and a hero of the 1838 Pest flood. †|
|260724 Malherbe||2005 KB10||Francois de Malherbe (1555–1628), a French poet and a great defender of the purity of French language. †|
|260824 Hermanus||2005 PC24||The village Hermanuspietersfontein, later shortened to Hermanus, was founded in honor of a man who taught Dutch to farmers' children. †|
|260886 Henritudor||2005 QP143||Henri Owen Tudor (1859–1928), a Luxembourgish engineer and inventor. †|
|260906 Robichon||2005 RR2||Noël Robichon (born 1967), a French astronomer. †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 260,001–261,000