Meanings of minor planet names: 321001–322000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|321046 Klushantsev||2008 QL33||Pavel Vladimirovich Klushantsev (1910-1999), a Russian film director, producer, screenwriter of popular-science films. †|
|321324 Vytautas||2009 HJ68||Vytautas Didysis the Great (1350-1430), one of the most famous rulers of medieval Lithuania. †|
|321405 Ingehorst||2009 QZ||Inge (b. 1938) and Horst Zimmer (b. 1931) are the parents of the second discoverer. †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 321,001–322,000