Meanings of minor planet names: 314001–315000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|314040 Tavannes||2005 AU||Tavannes is a municipality of the Swiss anton of Bern. †|
|314082 Dryope||2005 CZ36||Dryope was the daughter of King Dryops. †|
|314988 Sireland||2006 XO67||Sarah Ireland (born 1996) displayed unrivalled enthusiasm in the pursuit of astronomical knowledge, following in the Canadian tradition of astronomical excellence and embodying the spirit of Beyond the International Year of Astronomy. †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 314,001–315,000