Meanings of minor planet names: 45001–46000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|45027 Cosquer||1999 WA9||Henri Cosquer, professional diver †|
|45073 Doyanrose||1999 XN37||Doyan Rose Ruthroff, the discoverer's mother †|
|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 †|
|45305 Paulscherrer||2000 AH48||Paul Scherrer, Swiss physicist and mathematician †|
|45500 Motegi||2000 BN3||Hiromitsu Motegi, Japanese amateur astronomer †|
|45580 Renéracine||2000 CB81||René Racine, Canadian astronomer†|
|45737 Benita||2000 HB||Benita Segal, American physician and wife of the discoverer †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 45,001–46,000