Meanings of minor planet names: 370,001–380,000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|376084 Annettepeter||2010 VW20||Annette Peter (b. 1971), the discoverer’s wife. †|
|376574 Michalkusiak||2013 PA16||Michal Kusiak (b. 1986), an extraordinary popularizer of astronomy in Poland. †|
|378204 Bettyhesser||2006 YF49||Betty Hinsdale Hesser (b. 1938), passionately curious about, and gifted in languages, music and science, generously shares in an easily accessible manner her extensive knowledge, particularly about astronomy and reptiles, with people of all ages to address common misunderstandings and stimulate broader comprehension of nature. †|
|378917 Stefankarge||2008 UP91||Stefan Karge (b. 1963), an amateur astronomer. †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 370,001–371,000