Meanings of minor planet names: 42001–43000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
42001–42100
42073 Noreen 2001 AS1 Noreen Pray, wife of the discoverer
42101–42200
42113 Jura 2001 AB49 Jura, the 23rd state of Switzerland
42191 Thurmann 2001 CJ37 Jules Thurmann, 19th-century Swiss geologist and naturalist
42201–42300
42295 Teresateng 2001 UG17 Teresa Teng, Taiwanese popular and influential pop singer
42301–42400
42354 Kindleberger 2002 CK43 Charles P. Kindleberger, American economist
42355 Typhon 2002 CR46 Typhon, mythological enemy of the Olympian gods, leader of the Titans, and its mother, Echidna ((42355) Typhon I Echidna)
42365 Caligiuri 2002 CM115 Michael P. Caligiuri, American neurologist and amateur astro-imager
42377 KLENOT 2002 EU2 KLENOT, the KLEť observatory Near Earth and Other unusual objects observations Team and telescope project
42401–42500
42403 Andraimon 6844 P-L Andraimon, father of the Greek Trojan War hero Thoas
42478 Inozemtseva 1981 RX1 Galina Alexeevna Inozemtseva, the head of Municipal Children's Diagnostic Center in Rostov-on-Don, Russia
42479 Tolik 1981 SE7 Anatolij (Tolik) Leonidovich Zhuravlev, Ukrainian computer expert and engineer, husband of the discoverer
42482 Fischer-Dieskau 1988 RT3 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, German baritone, lieder and oratorio singer, orchestra conductor and author
42487 Ångström 1991 RY2 Anders Jonas Ångström, 19th-century Swedish physicist, cofounder of astrospectroscopy
42492 Brüggenthies 1991 TD7 Wilhelm Brüggentihies, a former civil engineer.
42501–42600
42516 Oistrach 1993 VH5 David Oistrach (David Fyodorovich Oistrakh, Давид Фёдорович Ойстрах), and his son Igor (Игорь), Jewish-Russian-Ukrainian violin virtuosi
42523 Ragazzileonardo 1994 ES I Ragazzi della Leonardo ("Leonardo's Children"), Italian cultural association
42531 McKenna 1995 LJ Martin McKenna, Irish astronomer
42601–42700
42614 Ubaldina 1998 EY6 Ubaldina Caronia, mother of the second discoverer
42701–42800
42747 Fuser 1998 SU10 Ireneo Fuser, Italian author and professor of organ, piano and composition
42748 Andrisani 1998 SV10 Donato Andrisani, Italian dental surgeon, amateur astronomer, and friend of the discoverer
42775 Bianchini 1998 UO23 Francesco Bianchini, 17th-18th century Italian catholic priest, calendar reformer ans astronomer
42776 Casablanca 1998 UV26 Casablanca, Morocco, and Casablanca (1942), one of the most renowned movies of all time
42801–42900
42849 Podjavorinská 1999 RK44 Ľudmila Podjavorinská (Riznerová), Slovak poet and writer, recipient of a National artist award for her contributions to Slovak literature
42901–43000
42924 Betlem 1999 TJ2 Hans Betlem, Dutch amateur meteor astronomer and founder of the Dutch Meteor Society
42929 Francini 1999 TW9 Claudio Francini, Italian amateur astronomer, a collaborator at the Osservatorio Astronomico della Montagna Pistoiese (San Marcello Observatory, the discovery site)
42981 Jenniskens 1999 TY224 Peter Jenniskens, American meteor astronomer
42998 Malinafrank 1999 UV1 Frank Joseph Malina, Jr, American aeronautical engineer and painter
Preceded by
41,001–42,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 42,001–43,000
Succeeded by
43,001–44,000