Meanings of minor planet names: 3501–4000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.

Name Provisional Designation Source of Name
3501–3600
3501 Olegiya 1971 QU Oleg Nikolaevich Korotsev, Russian astronomer
3502 Huangpu 1964 TR1 Huangpu District, Shanghai
3503 Brandt 1981 EF17 John Conrad Brandt, American astronomer and author
3504 Kholshevnikov 1981 RV3 Konstantin Vladislavovich Kholshevnikov, Russian astronomer
3505 Byrd 1983 AM Deborah Byrd, producer of the Earth & Sky radio series
3506 French 1984 CO1 Linda M. French, American Astronomer, Professor of Physics, Illinois Wesleyan University
3507 Vilas 1982 UX Faith Vilas, American planetary scientist and (2005-2010) Director of the MMT Observatory in Arizona[1]
3508 Pasternak 1980 DO5 Boris Pasternak, Russian writer
3509 Sanshui 1978 UH2 Sanshui City
3510 Veeder 1982 TP Glenn John Veeder, American astronomer*
3511 Tsvetaeva 1982 TC2 Marina Tsvetaeva, Soviet poet
3512 Eriepa 1984 AC1 Erie, Pennsylvania
3513 Quqinyue 1965 UZ Qu Qinyue, Chinese astronomer [MPC 34619]
3514 Hooke 1971 UJ Robert Hooke, English scientist*
3515 Jindra 1982 UH2 Lumír Jindra, Czech pharmacologist and friend of the discoverer
3516 Rusheva 1982 UH7 Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter*
3517 Tatianicheva 1976 SE1 *
3518 Florena 1977 QC4 *
3519 Ambiorix 1984 DO Ambiorix, leader of Belgian tribe in time of the Romans
3520 Klopsteg 1952 SG probably American physicist Paul E. Klopsteg*
3521 Comrie 1982 MH Leslie Comrie, New Zealand-born astronomer and pioneer in mathematical computation*
3522 Becker 1941 SW Ludwig Becker, German astronomer*
3523 Arina 1975 TV2 *
3524 Schulz 1981 EE27 *
3525 Paul 1983 CX2 *
3526 Jeffbell 1984 CN Space scientist/writer Jeffrey F. Bell*
3527 McCord 1985 GE1 Thomas Bard McCord, American astronomer (planetary geologist)*
3528 Counselman 1981 EW3 Charles Claude Counselman III, American planetary scientist
3529 Dowling 1981 EQ19 Timothy Edward Dowling, American planetary scientist
3530 Hammel 1981 EC20 Heidi Beth Hammel, American planetary scientist
3531 Cruikshank 1981 FB Dale Cruikshank, NASA space scientist
3532 Tracie 1983 AS2 *
3533 Toyota 1986 UE Toyota, Aichi, Japan*
3534 Sax 1936 XA Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax, Belgian musical instrument designer, best known for inventing the saxophone*
3535 Ditte 1979 SN11 the main character of Ditte, a human child novel by Martin Andersen Nexø
3536 Schleicher 1981 EV20 David Glenn Schleicher, American astronomer
3537 Jürgen 1982 VT Jürgen Rahe (1939-1997), Director of NASA's Solar System Exploration Division.
3538 Nelsonia 6548 P-L *
3539 Weimar 1967 GF1 Weimar, Germany*
3540 Protesilaos 1973 UF5 Protesilaos, mythical person related to Trojan War*
3541 Graham 1984 ML *
3542 Tanjiazhen 1964 TN2 Tan Jiazhen, Chinese geneticist [MPC 34619]
3543 Ningbo 1964 VA3 Ningbo Chinese city
3544 Borodino 1977 RD4 Village in Russia, where the Battle of Borodino took place in 1812
3545 Gaffey 1981 WK2 Michael James Gaffey, American planetary geologist*
3546 Atanasoff 1983 SC John Vincent Atanasoff, American (of Bulgarian descent) mathematician and physicist, inventor of the Atanasoff–Berry Computer*
3547 Serov 1978 TM6 Valentin Serov, Russian painter
3548 Eurybates 1973 SO Eurybates, mythological Greek soldier*
3549 Hapke 1981 YH Bruce William Hapke, American planetary scientist*
3550 Link 1981 YS František Link, Czech astronomer
3551 Verenia 1983 RD First vestal virgin consecrated by the legendary Roman king Numa Pompilius*
3552 Don Quixote 1983 SA Don Quixote, eponymous hero of the novel by Cervantes*
3553 Mera 1985 JA Maera, a daughter of Praetus
3554 Amun 1986 EB Amun, Egyptian god*
3555 Miyasaka 1931 TC1 Seidai Miyasaka, Japanese astronomer
3556 Lixiaohua 1964 UO Li Xiaohua, Chinese*
3557 Sokolsky 1977 QE1 Andrei Georgievich Sokolskii, Soviet astronomer
3558 Shishkin 1978 SQ2 Ivan Shishkin, Russian painter
3559 Violaumayer 1980 PH Martin Mayer, German amateur astronomer, operating from the Volkssternwarte Violau (Violau Public Observatory)
3560 Chenqian 1980 RZ2 Chen Qian, director of the History Museum of Chinese Astronomy, helped to popularize astronomy in China. Dictionary of Minor Planet Names[2] p. 281
3561 Devine 1983 HO *
3562 Ignatius 1984 AZ Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
3563 Canterbury 1985 FE Canterbury, New Zealand*
3564 Talthybius 1985 TC1 Talthybius, mythological Greek soldier*
3565 Ojima 1986 YD Ojima, Gunma, Japan, where the discoverers' observatory was situated*
3566 Levitan 1979 YA9 Isaac Levitan, Russian painter
3567 Alvema 1930 VD *
3568 ASCII 1936 UB ASCII Corporation, Japan
3569 Kumon 1938 DN1 Toru Kumon, Japanese educator
3570 Wuyeesun 1979 XO Wu Yeesun, a famous bonsai artist
3571 Milanštefánik 1982 EJ Milan Rastislav Štefánik, Slovak-French astronomer, meteorologist, general, one of the founders of Czechoslovakia
3572 Leogoldberg 1954 UJ2 Leo Goldberg, American astronomer*
3573 Holmberg 1982 QO1 Erik Holmberg, Swedish astronomer
3574 Rudaux 1982 TQ Lucien Rudaux, French astronomer*
3575 Anyuta 1984 DU2 Anna Aleksandrovna Shishmareva, Soviet parachutist
3576 Galina 1984 DB3 Galina Bogdanovna Pyasetskyaya, Soviet parachutist
3577 Putilin 1969 TK Ivan Ivanovich Putilin, Soviet minor planet researcher
3578 Carestia 1977 CC *
3579 Rockholt 1977 YA Ronald Rockholt, scientist
3580 Avery 1983 CS2 *
3581 Alvarez 1985 HC Luis Alvarez and his son Walter Alvarez, discoverers of the Iridium layer associated with the meteor impact which killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
3582 Cyrano 1986 TT5 Cyrano de Bergerac, French dramatist*
3583 Burdett 1929 TQ *
3584 Aisha 1981 TW *
3585 Goshirakawa 1987 BE Emperor Go-Shirakawa, Japan
3586 Vasnetsov 1978 SW6 Viktor Vasnetsov and Apollinary Vasnetsov, Russian painters
3587 Descartes 1981 RK5 René Descartes, French philosopher*
3588 Kirik 1981 TH4 *
3589 Loyola 1984 AB1 Loyola, Spain, birthplace of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits)
3590 Holst 1984 CQ Gustav Holst, composer*
3591 Vladimirskij 1978 QJ2 *
3592 Nedbal 1980 CT Oskar Nedbal, Czech composer
3593 Osip 1981 EB20 *
3594 Scotti 1983 CN James V. Scotti (born 1960), astronomer (member of Spacewatch team)
3595 Gallagher 1985 TF1 *
3596 Meriones 1985 VO Meriones, mythical Greek warrior*
3597 Kakkuri 1941 UL Juhani Kakkuri, geodesist*
3598 Saucier 1977 KK1 Agnes E. Glassey Saucier, grandmother of the discoverer
3599 Basov 1978 PB3 *
3600 Archimedes 1978 SL7 Archimedes, ancient Greek scientist*
3601–3700
3601 Velikhov 1979 SP9 *
3602 Lazzaro 1981 DQ2 Daniela Lazzaro, Brazilian astronomer*
3603 Gajdušek 1981 RM Vilém Gajdušek, Czech telescope maker
3604 Berkhuijsen 5550 P-L Ellie Berkhuijsen, Dutch astronomer
3605 Davy 1932 WB Humphry Davy, chemist*
3606 Pohjola 1939 SF Pohjola, location in Finnish mythology*
3607 Naniwa 1977 DO4 Naniwa, traditional name of Osaka, Japan
3608 Kataev 1978 SD1 *
3609 Liloketai 1980 VM1 Loke-Tai Li, Chinese educator*
3610 Decampos 1981 EA1 *
3611 Dabu 1981 YY1 Dabu County, Guangdong, China [MPC 34619]
3612 Peale 1982 TW *
3613 Kunlun 1982 VJ11 Kunlun, mountain range in China [MPC 34619]
3614 Tumilty 1983 AE1 Jodi Anne Tumilty Thomas, daughter-in-law of the discoverer [MPC 25443]
3615 Safronov 1983 WZ Viktor Safronov, Soviet astronomer
3616 Glazunov 1984 JJ2 Ilya Glazunov, Russian painter
3617 Eicher 1984 LJ *
3618 Kuprin 1979 QP8 Aleksandr Kuprin, Russian writer
3619 Nash 1981 EU35 *
3620 Platonov 1981 RU2 Andrei Platonov, Russian writer
3621 Curtis 1981 SQ1 *
3622 Ilinsky 1981 SX7 Igor Ilyinsky, Soviet actor
3623 Chaplin 1981 TG2 Charlie Chaplin, English comedy actor
3624 Mironov 1982 TH2 Andrei Mironov, Soviet actor and producer
3625 Fracastoro 1984 HZ1 Mario Girolamo Fracastoro, Italian astronomer*
3626 Ohsaki 1929 PA Shoji Osaki, Japanese astronomical historian
3627 Sayers 1973 DS Dorothy Leigh Sayers, British author [MPC 34619]
3628 Božněmcová 1979 WD Božena Němcová, Czech writer
3629 Lebedinskij 1982 WK Aleksandr Ignatevich Lebedinski, Soviet astronomer
3630 Lubomír 1984 QN Slavic first name
3631 Sigyn 1987 BV1 Daughter of the discoverer*
3632 Grachevka 1976 SJ4 a village in Tambov Oblast (now Lipetsk Oblast), Russia, the birthplace of discoverer's parents Stepan Chernykh and Melaniya Chernykh
3633 Mira 1980 EE2 *
3634 Iwan 1980 FV Iwan P. Williams, British astronomer
3635 Kreutz 1981 WO1 Heinrich Kreutz, German astronomer*
3636 Pajdušáková 1982 UJ2 Ľudmila Pajdušáková, Slovak astronomer
3637 O'Meara 1984 UQ Stephen James O'Meara, American astronomer, astronomy writer and author and contributing editor to Sky and Telescope
3638 Davis 1984 WX Donald R. Davis, senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson
3639 Weidenschilling 1985 TX Stuart J. Weidenschilling, American planetary scientist
3640 Gostin 1985 TR3 Victor A. Gostin, Australian geologist, researcher of Australian impact craters
3641 Williams Bay A922 WC Williams Bay, Wisconsin, home of Yerkes Observatory*
3642 Frieden 1953 XL1 German for "peace"*
3643 Tienchanglin 1978 UN2 Chang-Lin Tien, former Chancellor of the University of California at Berkeley
3644 Kojitaku 1931 TW Takuo Kojima, Japanese astronomer
3645 Fabini 1981 QZ Tatiana Fabini, Slovak astronomy writer
3646 Aduatiques 1985 RK4 *
3647 Dermott 1986 AD1 Stanley Frederick Dermott, American astronomer*
3648 Raffinetti 1957 HK *
3649 Guillermina 1976 HQ *
3650 Kunming 1978 UO2 Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in China
3651 Friedman 1978 VB5 Named after Louis and Connie Friedman. Louis Friedman was a co-founder of the Planetary Society
3652 Soros 1981 TC3 George Soros (György Soros), Hungarian-born American businessman and philosopher
3653 Klimishin 1979 HF5 Ivan Antonovich Klimishin, Russian astronomer
3654 AAS 1949 QH1 American Astronomical Society
3655 Eupraksia 1978 SA3 wife of prince Fedor of Ryazan, who lived in the 13th century, she preferred to kill herself to being taken prisoner by Mongol-Tatars
3656 Hemingway 1978 QX Ernest Hemingway, US writer
3657 Ermolova 1978 ST6 Maria Yermolova, Russian actress
3658 Feldman 1982 TR Paul D. Feldman, American astronomer, and Paul A. Feldman, Canadian radioastronomer
3659 Bellingshausen 1969 TE2 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen, Antarctic explorer, who in 1819–1821 lead the first Russian Antarctic expedition
3660 Lazarev 1978 QX2 Mikhail Petrovich Lazarev, Russian admiral
3661 Dolmatovskij 1979 UY3 Yevgeniy Aronovich Dolmatovsky, Soviet poet
3662 Dezhnev 1980 RU2 Semyon Dezhnyov, Russian explorer
3663 Tisserand 1985 GK1 Félix Tisserand, French astronomer*
3664 Anneres 4260 P-L *
3665 Fitzgerald 1979 FE Ella Fitzgerald, American jazz singer
3666 Holman 1979 HP Matthew J. Holman, American astronomer [MPC 34619]
3667 Anne-Marie 1981 EF *
3668 Ilfpetrov 1982 UM7 Ilf and Petrov, Soviet writers
3669 Vertinskij 1982 UO7 Alexander Vertinsky, Russian actor, poet and composer
3670 Northcott 1983 BN Ruth Josephine Northcott, Canadian astronomer
3671 Dionysus 1984 KD *
3672 Stevedberg 1985 QQ Stephen J. Edberg, American astronomer*
3673 Levy 1985 QS David Levy, Canadian astronomer and author
3674 Erbisbühl 1963 RH *
3675 Kemstach 1982 YP1 *
3676 Hahn 1984 GA Otto Hahn, physicist*
3677 Magnusson 1984 QJ1 *
3678 Mongmanwai 1966 BO Mong Man Wai, Chinese businessman
3679 Condruses 1984 DT Condruzes or Condruses, ancient inhabitants of what is now the Condroz, Belgium*
3680 Sasha 1987 MY *
3681 Boyan 1974 QO2 *
3682 Welther A923 NB Barbara L. Welther*
3683 Baumann 1987 MA Paul and Helene Baumann, German amateur astronomers
3684 Berry 1983 AK *
3685 Derdenye 1981 EH14 *
3686 Antoku 1987 EB Emperor Antoku, Japan
3687 Dzus A908 TC *
3688 Navajo 1981 FD *
3689 Yeates 1981 JJ2 *
3690 Larson 1981 PM *
3691 Bede 1982 FT The Venerable Bede, English historian
3692 Rickman 1982 HF1 Hans Rickman, a planetary astronomer at Uppsala Observatory
3693 Barringer 1982 RU *
3694 Sharon 1984 SH5 *
3695 Fiala 1973 UU4 Alan Fiala, American astronomer*
3696 Herald 1980 OF *
3697 Guyhurst 1984 EV Guy Hurst, British amateur astronomer*
3698 Manning 1984 UA2 *
3699 Milbourn 1984 UC2 *
3700 Geowilliams 1984 UL2 George Williams, Australian geologist, discoverer of Acraman impact structure in South Australia
3701–3800
3701 Purkyně 1985 DW Jan Evangelista Purkyně (Johannes Evangelists Purkinje), Czech anatomist, patriot, and physiologist
3702 Trubetskaya 1970 NB Ekaterina Ivanovna Trubetskaya, Russian princess, wife of a Decembrist
3703 Volkonskaya 1978 PU3 Mariya Nikolayevna Volkonskaya, Russian princess, wife of a Decembrist
3704 Gaoshiqi 1981 YX1 Gao Shi-Qi, the founder of science popularization in China
3705 Hotellasilla 1984 ET1 "Hotel La Silla" in Chile
3706 Sinnott 1984 SE3 *
3707 Schröter 1934 CC Johann Hieronymus Schröter, German astronomer and selenographer*
3708 1974 FV1
3709 Polypoites 1985 TL3 Polypoites, mythical Greek warrior*
3710 Bogoslovskij 1978 RD6 Nikita Bogoslovsky, Russian composer and writer
3711 Ellensburg 1983 QD *
3712 Kraft 1984 YC *
3713 Pieters 1985 FA2 *
3714 Kenrussell 1983 TT1 Ken Russell, British film director*
3715 Štohl 1980 DS Ján Štohl, Slovak astronomer
3716 Petzval 1980 TG József Miska Petzval, Hungarian engineer and mathematician
3717 Thorenia 1964 CG *
3718 Dunbar 1978 VS10 *
3719 Karamzin 1976 YO1 Nikolay Karamzin, Russian historian
3720 Hokkaido 1987 UR1 Hokkaidō, Japan*
3721 Widorn 1982 TU Thomas Widorn, Austrian astronomer*
3722 Urata 1927 UE Takeshi Urata, Japanese asteroid hunter*
3723 Voznesenskij 1976 GK2 Andrey Voznesensky, Russian poet
3724 Annenskij 1979 YN8 Innokenty Annensky, Russian poet and writer
3725 Valsecchi 1981 EA11 *
3726 Johnadams 1981 LJ John Adams, American president*
3727 Maxhell 1981 PQ Maximilian Hell (Miksa Hell), S.J., Slovak astronomer
3728 IRAS 1983 QF The Infrared Astronomical Satellite [MPC 34619]
3729 Yangzhou 1983 VP7 Yangzhou, city in China
3730 Hurban 1983 XM1 Jozef Miloslav Hurban (1817–1888), Slovak poet, writer, journalist, editor, critic.
3731 Hancock 1984 DH1 John Hancock, American politician*
3732 Vávra 1984 SR1 Anton Alfred Vávra, father of the discoverer
3733 Yoshitomo 1985 AF Minamoto no Yoshitomo, early samurai
3734 Waland 9527 P-L Robert L. Waland, Scottish optician who developed new techniques for making the optics of Schmidt telescopes*
3735 Třeboň 1983 XS Třeboň, Czech Republic
3736 Rokoske 1987 SY3 *
3737 Beckman 1983 PA *
3738 Ots 1977 QA1 Georg Ots, Estonian opera singer*
3739 Rem 1977 RE2 *
3740 Menge 1981 EM *
3741 Rogerburns 1981 EL19 Roger Burns (1937–1994), New Zealand mineralogist
3742 Sunshine 1981 EQ27 *
3743 Pauljaniczek 1983 EW Paul Janiczek, American astronomer [3]
3744 Horn-d'Arturo 1983 VE Guido Horn d'Arturo, Italian astronomer*
3745 Petaev 1949 SF *
3746 Heyuan 1964 TC1 Heyuan, city in China
3747 Belinskij 1975 VY5 Vissarion Belinsky, Russian literary critic
3748 Tatum 1981 JQ Jeremy B. Tatum, Canadian astronomer
3749 Balam 1982 BG1 David D. Balam, Canadian astronomer
3750 Ilizarov 1982 TD1 *
3751 Kiang 1983 NK *
3752 Camillo 1985 PA *
3753 Cruithne 1986 TO Cruithne, ancient British tribe*
3754 Kathleen 1931 FM *
3755 Lecointe 1950 SJ Georges Lecointe, Belgian astronomer and explorer
3756 Ruscannon 1979 MV6 Russell David Cannon, British astronomer*
3757 1982 XB
3758 Karttunen 1983 WP Hannu Karttunen, Finnish astronomer*
3759 Piironen 1984 AP Jukka Piironen, Finnish astronomer*
3760 Poutanen 1984 AQ Markku Poutanen, Finnish astronomer and geodesist*
3761 Romanskaya 1936 OH Sofia Vasil’evna Romanskaya, Russian astronomer
3762 Amaravella 1976 QN1 Amaravella group of Russian painters, they represented Russian cosmism style
3763 Qianxuesen 1980 TA6 Qian Xuesen*
3764 Holmesacourt 1980 TL15 *
3765 Texereau 1982 SU1 Jean Texereau, optical engineer in the optical laboratory at Paris Observatory and author of the classic How to Make a Telescope*
3766 Junepatterson 1983 BF June Patterson? *
3767 DiMaggio 1986 LC Joe DiMaggio, American baseball player [MPC 34619]
3768 Monroe 1937 RB Marilyn Monroe, American actress [MPC 34619]
3769 Arthurmiller 1967 UV Arthur Miller, American playwright, essayist, and author*
3770 Nizami 1974 QT1 Nizami Ganjavi, Azerbaijani poet
3771 Alexejtolstoj 1974 SB3 Aleksey Nikolayevich Tolstoy, Russian writer
3772 Piaf 1982 UR7 Édith Piaf, French singer
3773 Smithsonian 1984 YY Smithsonian Institution, American museum*
3774 Megumi 1987 YC wife of discover
3775 Ellenbeth 1931 TC4 *
3776 Vartiovuori 1938 GG *
3777 McCauley 1981 JD2 *
3778 Regge 1984 HK1 *
3779 Kieffer 1985 JV1 Hugh H. Kieffer and/or Susan Kieffer, American planetary scientists*
3780 Maury 1985 RL Alain J. Maury, French astronomer
3781 Dufek 1986 RG1 Rear Admiral George J. Dufek, American Antarctic explorer
3782 Celle 1986 TE *
3783 Morris 1986 TW1 *
3784 Chopin 1986 UL1 Frédéric Chopin, Polish composer*
3785 Kitami 1986 WM Kitami, Japan*
3786 Yamada 1988 AE Sakao Yamada, Japanese engineer
3787 Aivazovskij 1977 RG7 Ivan Aivazovsky, Russian painter
3788 Steyaert 1986 QM3 Christian Steyaert, Belgian amateur astronomer, president of the Belgian (Flemish) astronomical society Vereniging voor Sterrenkunde from 1988 to 2004
3789 Zhongguo 1928 UF Chinese name for China*
3790 Raywilson 1937 UE *
3791 Marci 1981 WV1 Johannes Marcus Marci (Jan Marek Markù), Czech physician, physicist, astronomer, and natural philosopher
3792 Preston 1985 FA *
3793 Leonteus 1985 TE3 Leonteus, mythical person related to Trojan War*
3794 Sthenelos 1985 TF3 Sthenelos, mythical person related to Trojan War*
3795 Nigel 1986 GV1 Nigel Henbest, British author, co-founder of Pioneer TV Productions
3796 Lene 1986 XJ *
3797 Ching-Sung Yu 1987 YL Ching-Sung Yu, Chinese astronomer
3798 de Jager 2402 T-3 Cornelis de Jager (Kees de Jager), Dutch astronomer
3799 Novgorod 1979 SL9 Novgorod, Russia
3800 Karayusuf 1984 AB *
3801–3900
3801 Thrasymedes 1985 VS Thrasymedes, mythical person related to Trojan War*
3802 Dornburg 1986 PJ4 *
3803 Tuchkova 1981 TP1 Margarita Mikhailovna Tuchkova, Russian, founder of Spaso-Borodinsky monastery
3804 Drunina 1969 TB2 Yulia Drunina, Soviet poet
3805 Goldreich 1981 DK3 Peter Goldreich*
3806 Tremaine 1981 EW32 Scott D. Tremaine, Canadian astronomer
3807 Pagels 1981 SE1 Heinz Rudolf Pagels*
3808 Tempel 1982 FQ2 Ernst Tempel, astronomer*
3809 Amici 1984 FA Giovanni Battista Amici
3810 Aoraki 1985 DX *
3811 Karma 1953 TH Karma, Hindu philosophy*
3812 Lidaksum 1965 AK1 Dak-Sum Li, Chinese*
3813 Fortov 1970 QA1 *
3814 Hoshi-no-mura 1981 JA Job training school for disabled persons. "Hoshi no mura" is meaning "Star village" in Japanese
3815 König 1959 GG *
3816 Chugainov 1975 VG9 *
3817 Lencarter 1979 MK1 Len Carter, of the British Interplanetary Society*
3818 Gorlitsa 1979 QL8 *
3819 Robinson 1983 AR *
3820 Sauval 1984 DV Henri Sauval, French historian
3821 Sonet 1985 RC3 Jean Sonet, a Belgian Jesuit
3822 Segovia 1988 DP1 Andrés Segovia, guitarist*
3823 Yorii 1988 EC1 Yorii, Saitama, Japan
3824 Brendalee 1929 TK *
3825 Nürnberg 1967 UR Nuremberg, a city in Germany
3826 Handel 1973 UV5 George Frideric Handel, composer*
3827 Zdeněkhorský 1986 VU Zdeněk Horský, Czech historian-astronomer
3828 Hoshino 1986 WC Jiro Hoshino, Japanese amateur astronomer
3829 Gunma 1988 EM Gunma, a prefecture of Japan
3830 Trelleborg 1986 RL *
3831 Pettengill 1986 TP2 *
3832 Shapiro 1981 QJ *
3833 Calingasta 1971 SC *
3834 Zappafrank 1980 JE Frank Zappa, American musician
3835 Korolenko 1977 SD3 Vladimir Korolenko, Russian writer
3836 Lem 1979 SR9 Stanisław Lem, Polish writer
3837 Carr 1981 JU2 *
3838 Epona 1986 WA *
3839 Bogaevskij 1971 OU Konstantin Bogaevsky, Russian painter
3840 Mimistrobell 1980 TN4 *
3841 Dicicco 1983 VG7 Dennis DiCicco, editor of Sky & Telescope*
3842 Harlansmith 1985 FC1 Harlan Smith, American astronomer*
3843 OISCA 1987 DM *
3844 Lujiaxi 1966 BZ Lu Jiaxi, Chinese physical chemist*
3845 Neyachenko 1979 SA10 Ilya Isaakovich Neyachenko, Russian journalist and amateur astronomer
3846 Hazel 1980 TK5 *
3847 Šindel 1982 DY1 Jan Ondřejův (Šindel), medieval Czech astronomer, mathematician, physician, and professor
3848 Analucia 1982 FH3 Ana Lucia Martins, friend of discoverer
3849 Incidentia 1984 FC *
3850 Peltier 1986 TK2 Leslie Peltier, American amateur astronomer*
3851 Alhambra 1986 UZ Alhambra palace in Spain*
3852 Glennford 1987 DR6
3853 Haas 1981 WG1 *
3854 George 1983 EA *
3855 Pasasymphonia 1986 NF1 *
3856 Lutskij 1976 QX Valery Konstantinovich Lutsky, Russian astronomer
3857 Cellino 1984 CD1 *
3858 Dorchester 1986 TG *
3859 Börngen 1987 EW Freimut Börngen, German astronomer*
3860 Plovdiv 1986 PM4 Plovdiv, Bulgaria*
3861 Lorenz A910 FA *
3862 Agekian 1972 KM Tateos Artemyevich Agekian, Russian astrophysicist
3863 Gilyarovskij 1978 SJ3 Vladimir Gilyarovsky, a Russian writer and newspaper journalist
3864 Søren 1986 XF *
3865 Lindbloom 1988 AY4 George Lindbloom, artist, designer, writer, cartoonist, teacher, photographer and humorist
3866 Langley 1988 BH4 Samuel Pierpont Langley, an American astronomer, physicist, inventor of the bolometer and pioneer of aviation
3867 Shiretoko 1988 HG Shiretoko Peninsula, Japan
3868 Mendoza 4575 P-L *
3869 Norton 1981 JE Arthur Philip Norton (1876–1955), British amateur astronomer (Norton's Star Atlas)*
3870 Mayré 1988 CG3 Daughter of the discoverer*
3871 Reiz 1982 DR2 Anders Reiz, Danish astronomer*
3872 Akirafujii 1983 AV Akira Fujii, Japanese astronomer
3873 Roddy 1984 WB David J. Roddy (1932–2002), American astrogeologist, researcher of terrestrial impact craters*
3874 Stuart 1986 TJ1 *
3875 Staehle 1988 KE *
3876 Quaide 1988 KJ *
3877 Braes 3108 P-L Lucien Lucas Eduard Braes
3878 Jyoumon 1982 VR4 Jōmon period, prehistoric Japan
3879 Machar 1983 QA Josef Svatopluk Machar, Czech writer and poet
3880 Kaiserman 1984 WK Michael Kaiserman, American Aerospace Engineer, Engineering Fellow-Raytheon Corp
3881 Doumergua 1925 VF *
3882 Johncox 1962 RN John P. Cox (1926–1984), American astronomer, researcher into variable stars*
3883 Verbano 1972 RQ *
3884 Alferov 1977 EM1 Zhores Ivanovich Alferov, Russian physicist
3885 Bogorodskij 1979 HG5 *
3886 Shcherbakovia 1981 RU3 *
3887 Gerstner 1985 QX František Josef Gerstner and his son František Antonín Gerstner, Czech physicist and railway engineers
3888 Hoyt 1984 FO William Graves Hoyt, latterly Research Associate at Lowell Observatory, historian of science*
3889 Menshikov 1972 RT3 *
3890 Bunin 1976 YU5 *
3891 Werner 1981 EY31 *
3892 Dezsö 1941 HD Lóránt Dezsõ, Hungarian astronomer
3893 DeLaeter 1980 FG12 John DeLaeter, retired professor at Curtin University, Western Australia
3894 Williamcooke 1980 PQ2 William Cooke*
3895 Earhart 1987 DE Amelia Earhart, aviator*
3896 Pordenone 1987 WB *
3897 Louhi 1942 RT *
3898 Curlewis 1981 SF9 Harold Curlewis, government astronomer for Western Australia during 1912–1940 and second director of the Perth Observatory
3899 Wichterle 1982 SN1 Otto Wichterle, Czech chemist, inventor of the contact lens
3900 Knežević 1985 RK *
3901–4000
3901 Nanjingdaxue 1958 GQ Nanjing University*
3902 Yoritomo 1986 AL Minamoto no Yoritomo, founder of the Kamakura shogunate, Japan
3903 Kliment Ohridski 1987 SV2 Kliment Ohridski, philosopher*
3904 Honda 1988 DQ Minoru Honda, Japanese astronomer
3905 Doppler 1984 QO Christian Doppler, Austrian mathematician and physicist
3906 Chao 1987 KE1 Edward C. T. Chao, American geologist
3907 Kilmartin A904 PC Pamela M. Kilmartin, New Zealand astronomer*
3908 Nyx 1980 PA Nyx, Greek goddess*
3909 Gladys 1988 JD1 *
3910 Liszt 1988 SF Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist and composer
3911 Otomo 1940 QB Satoru Otomo, Japanese astronomer
3912 Troja 1988 SG Troy, ancient legendary city*
3913 Chemin 1986 XO2 *
3914 Kotogahama 1987 SE Kotogahama, beach in Geisei, Japan*
3915 Fukushima 1988 PA1 Hisao Fukushima, Japanese astronomer
3916 Maeva 1981 QA3 Maeva d'Alloy d'Hocquincourt Vitry
3917 Franz Schubert 1961 CX Franz Schubert, composer*
3918 Brel 1988 PE1 Jacques Brel, Belgian songwriter and performer*
3919 Maryanning 1984 DS Mary Anning, English fossil hunter [MPC 34619]
3920 Aubignan 1948 WF *
3921 Klement'ev 1971 OH Zahar Ivanovich Klementyev, Russian mathematician
3922 Heather 1971 SP3 Heather Couper, a British astronomer
3923 Radzievskij 1976 SN3 Vladimir Vyacheslavovich Radzievskii, Russian astronomer
3924 Birch 1977 CU *
3925 Tret'yakov 1977 SS2 Pavel Tretyakov and his brother Sergei Mikhailovich Tretyakov (1834–1892), Russian art collectors
3926 Ramirez 1978 VQ3 *
3927 Feliciaplatt 1981 JA2 Felicia Platt, mother of the discoverer [MPC 25443]
3928 Randa 1981 PG *
3929 Carmelmaria 1981 WG9 Carmel Maria Borg, secretary at the Perth Observatory and administrative assistant
3930 Vasilev 1982 UV10 Konstantin Vasilyev, Russian painter
3931 Batten 1984 EN Alan H. Batten, Canadian astronomer
3932 Edshay 1984 SC5 Edwin L. Shay, educator
3933 Portugal 1986 EN4 Portugal
3934 Tove 1987 DF1 *
3935 Toatenmongakkai 1987 PB Japanese for Oriental Astronomical Association*
3936 Elst 2321 T-3 Eric Walter Elst, astronomer
3937 Bretagnon 1932 EO *
3938 Chapront 1949 PL *
3939 Huruhata 1953 GO Masaaki Huruhata, Japanese astronomer
3940 Larion 1973 FE1 Larisa Ivanovna Golubkina, Russian actress
3941 Haydn 1973 UU5 Joseph Haydn, Austrian composer*
3942 Churivannia 1977 RH7 Ivan Ivanovich Churyumov (1907–1942) Soviet soldier, and Ivan Ivanovich Churyumov (1929–1988), Soviet philosopher and poet
3943 Silbermann 1981 RG1 *
3944 Halliday 1981 WP1 Ian Halliday, Canadian astronomer
3945 Gerasimenko 1982 PL Svetlana Ivanovna Gerasimenko Soviet comets researcher
3946 Shor 1983 EL2 Viktor Abramovich Shor, Soviet minor planet researcher
3947 Swedenborg 1983 XD Emanuel Swedenborg, Swedish philosopher*
3948 Bohr 1985 RF Niels Henrik David Bohr, Danish physicist*
3949 Mach 1985 UL Ernst Mach, Austrian-Czech physicist and philosopher
3950 Yoshida 1986 CH Tougo Yoshida, Japanese toponymist
3951 Zichichi 1986 CK1 Antonino Zichichi, Italian astrophysicist*
3952 Russellmark 1986 EM2 Russell Mark Group has assisted Minor Planet Center with editing asteroid citations [MPC 34619]
3953 Perth 1986 VB6 *
3954 Mendelssohn 1987 HU Felix Mendelssohn, German composer*
3955 Bruckner 1988 RF3 Anton Bruckner, Austrian composer*
3956 Caspar 1988 VL1 *
3957 Sugie 1933 OD Atsushi Sugie, Japanese astronomer*
3958 Komendantov 1953 TC Nikolaj Vasil'evich Komendantov, Russian astronomer
3959 Irwin 1954 UN2 *
3960 Chaliubieju 1955 BG Cha Liubieju, a friend of the discoverer
3961 Arthurcox 1962 OB *
3962 Valyaev 1967 CC *
3963 Paradzhanov 1969 TP2 *
3964 Danilevskij 1974 RG1 *
3965 Konopleva 1975 VA9 *
3966 Cherednichenko 1976 SD3 *
3967 Shekhtelia 1976 YW2 *
3968 Koptelov 1978 TU5 *
3969 Rossi 1978 TQ8 Karl Ivanovich Rossi (Carlo Rossi), Italian-Russian architect
3970 Herran 1979 ME9 Jose Antonio Ruiz de la Herran Villagomez, technical advisor of the Museum Universum in Mexico City
3971 Voronikhin 1979 YM8 *
3972 Richard 1981 JD3 *
3973 Ogilvie 1981 UC1 Robert E. Ogilvie, professor of metallurgy at MIT and a researcher at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts
3974 Verveer 1982 FS Arie Verveer, Dutch-born astronomer, Director of Perth Observatory in Western Australia
3975 Verdi 1982 UR3 Giuseppe Verdi, Italian composer*
3976 Lise 1983 JM *
3977 Maxine 1983 LM Maxine Shoemaker Heath, American entomologist [4]
3978 Klepešta 1983 VP1 Josef Klepešta, Czech astronomer
3979 Brorsen 1983 VV1 Theodor Brorsen, Danish astronomer
3980 Hviezdoslav 1983 XU Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav, Slovak poet
3981 Stodola 1984 BL Aurel Stodola, Slovak engineer, physicist, and inventor
3982 Kastel 1984 JP1 Galina Richardovna Kastel, Soviet comets and minor planets researcher
3983 Sakiko 1984 SX Sakiko Nakano, sister of Japanese astronomer Syuichi Nakano
3984 Chacos 1984 SB6 Albert Anthony Chacos, American space engineer
3985 Raybatson 1985 CX Raymond M. Batson, American planetary geologist*
3986 Rozhkovskij 1985 SF2 Dmitry Aleksandrovich Rozhkovsky, Soviet astronomer
3987 Wujek 1986 EL1 *
3988 1986 LA
3989 Odin 1986 RM Odin, Norse god*
3990 Heimdal 1987 SO3 Heimdall, Norse god*
3991 Basilevsky 1987 SW3 Aleksandr T. Basilevskii, Soviet planetary geologist
3992 Wagner 1987 SA7 Richard Wagner, German composer, music theorist, and essayist*
3993 Šorm 1988 VV5 František Šorm, Czech scientist, president of the Czechoslovak academy of Sciences during the International Geophysical Year, founder of the Institute of Macromolecular Chemistry in Prague
3994 Ayashi 1988 XF Ayashi, a district of Sendai, Japan
3995 Sakaino 1988 XM Teruo Sakaino, a glass and ceramics chemist
3996 Fugaku 1988 XG1 One of ancient names for Mount Fuji in Japan [MPC 34619]
3997 Taga 1988 XP1 Taga, Shiga, Japan
3998 Tezuka 1989 AB Osamu Tezuka, Japanese manga artist
3999 Aristarchus 1989 AL Aristarchus of Samos, Ancient Greek astronomer and mathematician*
4000 Hipparchus 1989 AV Hipparchus, Ancient Greek scientist*

References[edit]

Preceded by
3,001–3,500
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 3,001–4,000
Succeeded by
4,001–4,500