Meanings of minor planet names: 276001–277000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
276601–276700
276681 Loremaes 2003 YT24 Lore Maes (born 2008) is the goddaughter of Jeroen Maes, friend of the discoverers.
276701–276800
276781 Montchaibeux 2004 JW16 Montchaibeux, a small mountain in the Swiss Jura.


Preceded by
275,001–276,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 276,001–277,000
Succeeded by
277,001–278,000