Meanings of minor planet names: 45001–46000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
45001–45100
45027 Cosquer 1999 WA9 Henri Cosquer, professional diver
45073 Doyanrose 1999 XN37 Doyan Rose Ruthroff, the discoverer's mother
45201–45300
45261 Decoen 2000 AB2 Yvette Decoen, Swiss physics teacher and friend of the discoverer
45298 Williamon 2000 AE42 Richard Williamon, American astronomer, director of the Fernbank Science Center in Atlanta
45299 Stivell 2000 AL43 Alan Cochevelou, a.k.a. Alan Stivell, French and Breton musician
45300 Thewrewk 2000 AF45 Aurél Ponori Thewrewk, Hungarian astronomical historian, director of the Urania Public Observatory and the Budapest Planetarium, honorary president of the Hungarian Astronomical Association
45301–45400
45305 Paulscherrer 2000 AH48 Paul Scherrer, Swiss physicist and mathematician
45401–45500
45500 Motegi 2000 BN3 Hiromitsu Motegi, Japanese amateur astronomer
45501–45600
45580 Renéracine 2000 CB81 René Racine, Canadian astronomer
45701–45800
45737 Benita 2000 HB Benita Segal, American physician and wife of the discoverer
Preceded by
44,001–45,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 45,001–46,000
Succeeded by
46,001–47,000