Meanings of minor planet names: 26001–27000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
26001–26100
26027 Cotopaxi 4861 P-L Cotopaxi, the 5897-m active volcano situated in the Andes in Ecuador, south of Quito.
26057 Ankaios 4742 T-2 Ancaeus, in Greek mythology, one of the Argonauts, father of Agapenor.
26074 Carlwirtz 1977 TD Carl Wilhelm Wirtz, 19th-20th-century German astronomer, the first, in 1924, to prove the existence of a redshift-distance relationship for spiral nebulae
26080 Pablomarques 1980 EF Pablo Gutierrez-Marques (b. 1975), of the Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Göttingen, had significant responsibility for the acquisition and processing of the scientific images of Vesta obtained by the Dawn spacecraft.
26087 Zhuravleva 1982 UU8 Lyudmila Vasil'evna Zhuravleva, a staff member of the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy from 1972 to 1998.
26101–26200
26119 Duden 1991 TN7 Konrad Duden, 19th-20th-century German philologist, author of the "Duden", Orthographisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache, key German dictionary
26122 Antonysutton 1992 CS2 Antony Cyril Sutton (1925–2002) studied economics at universities in London, Göttingen and California. At Stanford University’s Hoover Institution he wrote his three-volume study Western Technology and Soviet Economic Development between 1968 and 1973.
26168 Kanaikiyotaka 1995 WT8 Kiyotaka Kanai, Japanese amateur astronomer, key member of Ota Uchuno Kai, independent discoverer of comet C/1970 B1 and co-discoverer of 7752 Otauchunokai
26169 Ishikawakiyoshi 1995 YY Akiyoshi Ishikawa, Japanese amateur astronomer, a key member of Ota Uchuno Kai
26170 Kazuhiko 1996 BH2 Kazuhiko Ichikawa, Japanese amateur astronomer, one of the founders of the Yamaneko Group of Comet Observers and a key member of Ota Uchuno Kai
26177 Fabiodolfi 1996 GN2 Fabio Dolfi, Italian amateur astronomer
26195 Černohlávek 1997 EN Ivo Černohlávek, 20th-century Czech pioneer of the Internet
26197 Bormio 1997 FN1 Bormio, Italy
26199 Aileenperry 1997 GP13 Aileen Perry mentored a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors.
26200 Van Doren 1997 GF17 Benjamin Mark Van Doren (born 1994) is a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors, for his animal-sciences project.
26201–26300
26201 Sayonisaha 1997 GD24 Sayoni Saha (born 1994) is a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors, for her behavioral and social-sciences project.
26205 Kuratowski 1997 LA5 Kazimierz Kuratowski, 20th-century Polish mathematician
26210 Lingas 1997 RC3 Lingas plateau, in the Parc national des Cévennes (Cévennes National Park), site of the Observatoire des Pises
26214 Kalinga 1997 US10 UNESCO's Kalinga Prize (bearing the old name of the Indian state of Orissa)
26275 Jefsoulier 1998 SN1 Jean Frančois Soulier (b. 1966), a specialized educator and dedicated comet observer.
26276 Natrees 1998 SL4 Nathaniel Paul Rees, grandson of the discoverer
26277 Ianrees 1998 SM4 Ian Hudson Rees, grandson of the discoverer
26301–26400
26314 Škvorecký 1998 UJ1 Josef Škvorecký, Czech writer +
26319 Miyauchi 1998 UM23 Miyauchi town is situated in the southern part of Nanyo city, Yamagata, Japan.
26328 Litomyšl 1998 WQ Litomyšl, Czech Republic
26340 Evamarková 1998 XY8 Eva Marková, Czech astronomer
26355 Grueber 1998 YL8 Johannes Grueber, 17th-century Austrian Jesuit priest, missionary, mathematician, astronomer at the Chinese imperial court, and author of the first European travelogue of Tibet
26356 Aventini 1998 YE10 Andrea Aventini, Italian amateur astronomer
26357 Laguerre 1998 YK10 Edmond Nicolas Laguerre, 19th-century French mathematician
26376 Roborosa 1999 EB3 Róbert "Robo" Rosa, 20th-century Slovak amateur astronomer and computer graphic designer
26390 Rušin 1999 UX2 Vojtech Rušin, Slovak solar physicist
26401–26500
26401 Sobotište 1999 WX Sobotište, a village in southwestern Slovakia, home of an astronomical observatory
26495 Eichorn 2000 BX22 Will Eichorn (b. 1943), an amateur astronomer and retired Dow Chemical optical technician, living in Bay City, Michigan.
26498 Dinotina 2000 CV1 Dino and Tina Grifoni, uncle and aunt of Andrea Boattini
26500 Toshiohino 2000 CC2 Toshio Hino, Japanese astronomer
26501–26600
26501 Sachiko 2000 CP2 Sachiko Nagata, teacher of Oshibana, the Japanese art of arranging pressed flowers
26533 Aldering 2000 CG108 Greg Aldering (b. 1962), a member of Supernova Cosmology Project studying the use of Type Ia supernovae for determining cosmological parameters.
26541 Garyross 2000 DV15 Gary Ross (b. 1945) has served on the executive board of the Grand Rapids Astronomical Society and Warren Astronomical Society in southern Michigan. He has also been instrumental in the operation of the James C. Veen observatory in Lowell, Michigan, for over 40 years.
26592 Maryrenfro 2000 EE144 Mary Renfro Reeves (born 1957) is a physical therapist in San Antonio, Texas
26593 Perrypat 2000 EC145 Perry Remaklus (b. 1939) and Patricia Remaklus (b. 1941), the founders, owners, and operators of the Willmann-Bell astronomy book publishing firm and long-time members of the Springfield Telescope Makers.
26601–26700
26612 Sunsetastro 2000 FL55 Founded in 1975, the Sunset Astronomical Society serves the Saginaw-Bay City-Midland tri-cities area of mid-Michigan.
26629 Zahller 2000 GZ132 Cordelia Zahller Luginbuhl (the discoverer's mother), and the Zahller family
26639 Murgaš 2000 JB7 Jozef Murgaš, 19th-20th-century Slovak inventor, architect, botanist, painter, patriot, and Roman Catholic priest
26640 Bahýľ 2000 JV10 Ján Bahýľ, 19th-20th-century Slovak inventor and aeronautical pioneer
26661 Kempelen 2000 WY67 Wolfgang von Kempelen, 18th-century Austrian polymath, mechanic and inventor
26701–26800
26715 South Dakota 2001 HJ South Dakota, where the discovery site, the Badlands Observatory, is situated
26733 Nanavisitor 2001 HC16 Nana Visitor (Nana Tucker), American actress
26734 Terryfarrell 2001 HG16 Terry Farrell (Theresa Lee Farrell), American actress
26757 Bastei 2001 KU17 The Bastei, a 193 m rock in the middle of the Elbsandsteingebirge (eastern Germany's "Saxon Switzerland"), rising above the Elbe river
26761 Stromboli 2033 P-L Stromboli island and volcano
26763 Peirithoos 2706 P-L Peirithoos, mythological friend of Theseus and father of the Greek hero Polypoites
26795 Basilashvili 1978 SD8 Oleg Valerianovich Basilashvili (born 1934) has been honored as a People's Artist of the USSR and a state prize laureate of Russia along with many other domestic and foreign prizes, including an Honorable Citizen of St. Petersburg.
26801–26900
26811 Hiesinger 1985 QP Harald Hiesinger (b. 1964), a planetary geologist at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, Germany.
26821 Baehr 1988 FM1 George Baehr, 17th-18th-century German Baroque architect
26829 Sakaihoikuen 1989 WN2 Kindergarten Sakaihoikuen, Musashino City, Tokyo, Japan
26842 Hefele 1991 TK6 Herbert Hefele, German astronomer, editor of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts, and librarian of the Astronomisches Rechen-Institut (ARI)
26851 Sarapul 1992 OV5 Sarapul, Russia, on the Kama river
26858 Misterrogers 1993 FR Mister Rogers (Fred McFeely Rogers) television character
26879 Haines 1994 NL2 Peter Wyatt Haines, Australian geologist, discoverer of several impact craters in Australia
26887 Tokyogiants 1994 TO15 Tokyo Yomiuri Giants baseball team
26891 Johnbutler 1995 CC2 Christopher John Butler, Irish astronomer, discoverer of an exceptional flare on HD 6090 ("Butler's star")
26896 Josefhudec 1995 OY Josef Hudec, 20th-century Czech amateur astronomer and astronomy popularizer, builder of the Kroměříž public observatory
26901–27000
26906 Rubidia 1996 BH4 Rubidia ("Ruby") Mendez-Harris, Guatemalto-American widow of David L. Harris, a member of the discovery team
26908 Lebesgue 1996 GK Henri-Léon Lebesgue, 19th-20th-century French mathematician
26909 Lefschetz 1996 HY1 Solomon Lefschetz, American mathematician
26917 Pianoro 1996 RF4 Pianoro, Italy, location of Pianoro Observatory (Osservatorio Astronomico di Pianoro)
26919 Shoichimiyata 1996 RC24 Shoichi Miyata, a member of the Yamagata Astronomical Society.
26921 Jensallit 1996 TF15 Jennifer Sallit, wife of the discoverer
26922 Samara 1996 TD40 The Samara river, flowing from the foothills of the Urals to join the Volga at the city of Samara
26924 Johnharvey 1996 YZ2 John Warren Harvey, American heliologist
26934 Jordancotler 1997 EV33 Jordan Saul Cotler (born 1994) is a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors, for his physics and space-science project.
26935 Vireday 1997 EE46 Carol Claire Vireday, wife of the discoverer
26937 Makimiyamoto 1997 FQ1 Maki Miyamoto, Japanese actress
26938 Jackli 1997 FW3 Jack Zhihao Li (born 1994) is a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors, for his bioengineering project.
26939 Jiachengli 1997 FZ4 Jiacheng Li (born 1993) is a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors, for his computer-science project.
26940 Quintero 1997 GC8 Oliver Adolfo Quintero (born 1993) is a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors, for his chemistry project.
26942 Nealkuhn 1997 GM12 Neal Kuhn mentored a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors.
26945 Sushko 1997 GE22 Andrey Sushko (born 1994) is a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors, for his engineering project.
26946 Ziziyu 1997 GG23 Zizi Yu (born 1994) is a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors, for her medicine and health project.
26947 Angelawang 1997 GF36 Angela Wang (born 1994) is a finalist in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search, a science competition for high-school seniors, for her computer-science project.
26950 Legendre 1997 JH10 Adrien-Marie Legendre, 18th-19th-century French mathematician
26954 Skadiang 1997 MG Karen Skadiang, Australian amateur astronomer and friend of the discoverer
26955 Lie 1997 MR1 Marius Sophus Lie, 19th-century Norwegian mathematician
26960 Liouville 1997 NE3 Joseph Liouville, 19th-century French mathematician
26963 Palorapavý 1997 PM4 Pavol "Palo" Rapavý, Slovak astronomer, director of the public observatory in Rimavská Sobota
26969 Biver 1997 SE Nicolas Biver, French astronomer
26970 Eliáš 1997 SE2 Mojmír Eliáš, Czech geologist and planetologist
26971 Sezimovo Ústí 1997 SL2 Sezimovo Ústí, a town in southern Bohemia, the Czech Republic
26973 Lála 1997 SP25 Petr Lála, Czech astronomer
26984 Fernand-Roland 1997 VV Fernand-Roland Merlin, friend of the discoverers
26986 Čáslavská 1997 VC5 Vera Čáslavská, Czech gymnast and olympic gold medalist, world's best sportswoman of 1968
26990 Culbertson 1997 WZ7 Frank Lee Culbertson Jr. (born 1949), former NASA astronaut, recorded the NASA program "Amateur Radio on the ISS" for the first time in Japan on 2001 Nov. 23 in Iruma City.
26993 Littlewood 1997 XC1 John Edensor Littlewood, British mathematician
26998 Iriso 1997 YX6 Iriso, the name of an area in Sayama-city, Saitama, Japan
Preceded by
25,001–26,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 26,001–27,000
Succeeded by
27,001–28,000