Meanings of minor planet names: 4501–5000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
4501–4600
4501 Eurypylos 1989 CJ3 Eurypylos, mythical king of Thessaly [MPC 17031][1]
4502 Elizabethann 1989 KG *
4503 Cleobulus 1989 WM Cleobulus of Rhodes (or of Lindos), One of the seven wise men of antiquity *
4504 Jenkinson 1989 YO Eleonora ("Nora") Jenkinson, British amateur astronomer[2]
4505 Okamura 1990 DV1 Keiichiro Okamura, Japanese headmaster*
4506 Hendrie 1990 FJ Michael Hendrie, British amateur astronomer and author, astronomy correspondent for The Times*
4507 - 1990 FV *
4508 Takatsuki 1990 FG1 Yukihiro Takatsuki, contributing editor of Japanese astronomical magazine
4509 Gorbatskij A917 SG Vitalii Gerasimovich Gorbatskii, Russian astronomer*
4510 Shawna 1930 XK *
4511 Rembrandt 1935 SP1 Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, Dutch painter and engraver[3]
4512 Sinuhe 1939 BM Sinuhe, hero of The Egyptian by Mika Waltari*
4513 Louvre 1971 QW1 The Louvre, museum*
4514 Vilen 1972 HX *
4515 Khrennikov 1973 SD6 Tikhon Nikolayevich Khrennikov, Russian composer*
4516 Pugovkin 1973 SN6 Mikhail Ivanovich Pugovkin, Russian comic actor*
4517 Ralpharvey 1975 SV Ralph Harvey, American meteoriticist*
4518 Raikin 1976 GP3 Arkady Raikin, Russian artist[4]
4519 Voronezh 1976 YO4 Voronezh, Russia*
4520 Dovzhenko 1977 QJ3 Alexander Dovzhenko, Ukrainian filmmaker*
4521 Akimov 1979 FU2 Nikolai Pavlovich Akimov, Ukrainian scenic designer and stage designer*
4522 Britastra 1980 BM British Astronomical Association*
4523 MIT 1981 DM1 Massachusetts Institute of Technology
4524 Barklajdetolli 1981 RV4 Prince Michael Andreas Barclay de Tolly, Russian field marshal of Scottish descent*
4525 Johnbauer 1982 JB3 John Bauer, American teacher of astronomy and physics
4526 Konko 1982 KN1 Konkō, Okayama, Japan
4527 Schoenberg 1982 OK Arnold Schoenberg, Austrian-American composer*
4528 Berg 1983 PP Alban Berg, Austrian composer*
4529 Webern 1984 ED Anton Webern, Austrian composer*
4530 Smoluchowski 1984 EP Roman Smoluchowski, Polish-born physicist and astrophysicist[5]
4531 Asaro 1985 FC Frank Asaro, American nuclear chemist and colleague of Walter and Louis Alvarez*
4532 Copland 1985 GM1 Aaron Copland, American composer [MPC 18142]
4533 Orth 1986 EL Charles J. Orth, American geochemist*
4534 Rimskij-Korsakov 1986 PV4 Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian composer*
4535 Adamcarolla 1986 QV2 Adam Carolla, American comedic radio and television personality, former co-host of the syndicated radio program Loveline
4536 Drewpinsky 1987 DA6 David Drew Pinsky (Dr. Drew), American doctor who co-hosts the syndicated radio program Loveline
4537 Valgrirasp 1987 RR3 Valentin Grigorjevich Rasputin, Soviet writer [MPC 22502]
4538 - 1988 TP -
4539 Miyagino 1988 VU1 Miyagino-ku, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan
4540 Oriani 1988 VY1 Barnaba Oriani (Barnabus Oriani), Italian astronomer[6]
4541 Mizuno 1989 AF Yoshikane Mizuno, Japanese amateur astronomer
4542 Mossotti 1989 BO Ottaviano-Fabrizio Mossotti, Italian physicist and astronomer*
4543 Phoinix 1989 CQ1 Phoinix, mythical Greek warrior [MPC 18143]
4544 Xanthus 1989 FB Xanthus, one of Achilles' semi-divine horses (in the Iliad). Also Xanthus (or Xanthos) is the name given to the river God, (known as Scamander or Skamandros to mortals)*
4545 Primolevi 1989 SB11 Primo Levi (1919–1987), an Italian chemist and writer.
4546 Franck 1990 EW2 César Franck, Belgian composer[1]
4547 Massachusetts 1990 KP Massachusetts, United States*
4548 Wielen 2538 P-L Roland Wielen, German astronomer [MPC 18143]
4549 Burkhardt 1276 T-2 Gernot Burkhardt, German astronomer, co-editor of Astronomy and Astrophysics Abstracts [MPC 18143][7]
4550 Royclarke 1977 HH1 Roy Slayton Clarke, American mineralogist and meteoriticist*
4551 Cochran 1979 MC Anita Light Cochran, American astronomer and William David Cochran, American astronomer*
4552 Nabelek 1980 JC Jan Nabelek, Moravian teacher †[8]
4553 Doncampbell 1982 RH *
4554 Fanynka 1986 UT "Fanynka" Burian, friend of the discoverer[9]
4555 - 1987 QL *
4556 Gumilyov 1987 QW10 *
4557 Mika 1987 XD Mika Watanabe, wife of one of discovers
4558 Janesick 1988 NF James R. Janesick, American optical engineer*
4559 Strauss 1989 AP6 Johann Strauss II, Austrian composer [MPC 17031]
4560 Klyuchevskij 1976 YD2 Vasily Klyuchevsky, Russian historian*
4561 Lemeshev 1978 RY5 Sergey Lemeshev, Russian opera singer*
4562 Poleungkuk 1979 UD2 Hong Kong's Ministry of Health
4563 Kahnia 1980 OG *
4564 Clayton 1981 ET16 Robert N. Clayton, Canadian-American cosmochemist*
4565 Grossman 1981 EZ17 Lawrence Grossman, Canadian-American geophysicist[10]
4566 Chaokuangpiu 1981 WM4 Kuang-piu Chao, Chinese consulting professor at Tsinghua University and Zhejiang University Dictionary of Minor Planet Names[11] p. 370
4567 Bečvář 1982 SO1 Antonín Bečvář, Slovak astronomer[12]
4568 Menkaure 1983 RY3 *
4569 Baerbel 1985 GV1 *
4570 Runcorn 1985 PR Keith Runcorn (Stanley Keith Runcorn), British geophysicist*
4571 Grumiaux 1985 RY3 Arthur Grumiaux, Belgian violinist*
4572 Brage 1986 RF Brage, Norse god of poetry and music [MPC 22502]
4573 Piešťany 1986 TP6 *
4574 Yoshinaka 1986 YB Minamoto no Yoshinaka, early samurai
4575 Broman 1987 ME1 Brian Roman, American astronomer*
4576 - 1988 CC *
4577 Chikako 1988 WG Chikako Mitsuhashi (or Mihashi), Japanese astronomical educator*
4578 Kurashiki 1988 XL1 Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan*
4579 Puccini 1989 AT6 Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini, Italian operatic composer*
4580 Child 1989 EF Jack B. Child, astronomer*
4581 Asclepius 1989 FC Asclepius, god of medicine*
4582 Hank 1989 FW *
4583 Lugo 1989 RL4 Raymond Lugo, American deputy launch services manager on NASA's New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission
4584 Akan 1990 FA Akan National Park, Hokkaidō, Japan
4585 Ainonai 1990 KQ Ainonai, Hokkaidō, Japan
4586 Gunvor 6047 P-L Gunvor Ulla Marie Ollongren-Lundgren, wife of Dutch astronomer Alexander Ollongren [MPC 18143]
4587 Rees 3239 T-2 Martin J. Rees, English astronomer [MPC 18143]
4588 Wislicenus 1931 EE Johannes Wislicenus, German chemist*
4589 McDowell 1933 OB Jonathan Christopher McDowell, American astrophysicist [MPC 22502][13]
4590 Dimashchegolev 1968 OG1 Dmytrij Evgen’evich Shchegolev, Russian astronomer †[14]
4591 Bryantsev 1975 VZ *
4592 Alkissia 1979 SQ11 Aleksej Alekseevich Kiselev, Russian astronomer[15]
4593 Reipurth 1980 FV1 Bo Reipurth, Danish astronomer[16]
4594 Dashkova 1980 KR1 Ekaterina Romanovna Dashkova, Russian princess [MPC 22502]
4595 Prinz 1981 EZ2 Martin Prinz, American curator of meteorites at the American Museum of Natural History*
4596 - 1981 QB *
4597 Consolmagno 1983 UA1 Guy Joseph Consolmagno, American astronomer*
4598 Coradini 1985 PG1 Marcello Coradini, Italian planetary scientist or Angioletta Coradini, Italian planetary scientist*
4599 Rowan 1985 RZ2 Michael Rowan-Robinson, British astronomer
4600 Meadows 1985 RE4 Jack Meadows, British astronomer
4601–4700
4601 Ludkewycz 1986 LB The maiden name of the Ukrainian-born mother of the discoverer, American NASA astronomer, writer, cartoonist, planetary scientist, artist and Hollywood special effects animator Marian Rudnyk[17]
4602 Heudier 1986 UD3 Jean Louis Heudier, French astronomer[18]
4603 Bertaud 1986 WM3 Charles Bertaud, French astronomer*
4604 Stekarstrom 1987 SK Stephen E. and Karen M. Strom, American astronomers and photographers
4605 Nikitin 1987 SV17 *
4606 Saheki 1987 UM1 Tsuneo Saeki, Japanese astronomer*
4607 Seilandfarm 1987 WR Seiland Farm, Hokkaidō, Japan
4608 Wodehouse 1988 BW3 Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse, KBE, British comic writer
4609 Pizarro 1988 CT3 Guido and Oscar Pizarro, Chilean astronomers[1]
4610 Kájov 1989 FO Kájov, Czech Republic[19]
4611 Vulkaneifel 1989 GR6 *
4612 Greenstein 1989 JG Jesse L. Greenstein, an expert in stellar spectroscopy.
4613 Mamoru 1990 OM Mamoru Mohri, Japanese astronaut [MPC 21131]
4614 Masamura 1990 QN Kazutada Masamura, Japanese amateur astronomer
4615 Zinner A923 RH Ernst Zinner, German astronomer and historian of astronomy [MPC 22502]
4616 Batalov 1975 BF Aleksei Vladimirovich Batalov, Russian actor [MPC 22503]
4617 Zadunaisky 1976 DK Pedro Zadunaisky Argentinian astronomer and mathematician.
4618 Shakhovskoj 1977 RJ3 *
4619 Polyakhova 1977 RB7 *
4620 Bickley 1978 OK Named for the present site (since 1966) of the Perth Observatory. In 1915 the locality, in the Darling Range 23 km east-southeast of the center of the city, was officially named for Samuel Wallace Alexander Walsh Bickley (1810-1876), a pioneer in the area who was also a successful merchant and a nominated member of the Legislative Council of the colony (as it was at that time) of Western Australia.
4621 Tambov 1979 QE10 *
4622 Solovjova 1979 WE2 *
4623 Obraztsova 1981 UT15 Elena Vasilyevna Obraztsova, Russian singer [MPC 22503][4]
4624 Stefani 1982 FV2 *
4625 Shchedrin 1982 UG6 Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin, Russian composer*
4626 Plisetskaya 1984 YU1 Maya Plisetskaya, Russian ballerina, wife of Rodion Konstantinovich Shchedrin*
4627 Pinomogavero 1985 RT2 Giuseppe Mogavero (b. 1954), a medical doctor in Isnello, Palermo.
4628 Laplace 1986 RU4 Pierre-Simon Marquis de Laplace, French mathematician and astronomer[1]
4629 Walford 1986 TD7 *
4630 Chaonis 1987 WA *
4631 Yabu 1987 WE1 Yasuo Yabu, Japanese amateur astronomer [MPC 21131]
4632 - 1987 YB -
4633 - 1988 AJ5 -
4634 Shibuya 1988 BA Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan
4635 Rimbaud 1988 BJ1 Arthur Rimbaud, French poet[1]
4636 Chile 1988 CJ5 Chile[1]
4637 Odorico 1989 CT Sandro D'Odorico, Italian astronomer*
4638 Estens 1989 EG *
4639 Minox 1989 EK2 Minox, a miniature camera
4640 Hara 1989 GA Megumi Hara, Japanese amateur astronomer
4641 - 1990 QT3 *
4642 Murchie 1990 QG4 Scott L. Murchie, of the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University and contributor to the NEAR Shoemaker mission[20]
4643 Cisneros 1990 QD6 Ernest Cisneros (b. 1964), one of the unsung heroes of planetary science. Cisneros began his career as a field geologist but has turned his energies to computer system management, software development, networking and data processing. Throughout the flight portion of the NEAR mission, Ernest insured that key hardware and software elements were developed and implemented. During the flybys of (253) Mathilde and (433) Eros (as well as the earth), Ernest worked with the science team delivering calibrated data within minutes of telemetry arrival for both optical navigation and science analysis. Name proposed by J. Veverka and citation written by M. Robinson.
4644 Oumu 1990 SR3 Ōmu, Hokkaidō, Japan
4645 Tentaikojo 1990 SP4 Astronomical museum at Sapporo, Japan. Meaning "Star Factory"
4646 Kwee 4009 P-L Kiem Keng Kwee, Dutch astronomer[3]
4647 Syuji 1931 TU1 Shuji Hayakawa, Japanese astronomer
4648 Tirion 1931 UE Wil Tirion, Dutch astronomical cartographer [MPC 22503][3]
4649 Sumoto 1936 YD Sumoto, Hyōgo, city in Japan [MPC 22503]
4650 Mori 1950 TF Kiyoshi Mori, Japanese amateur astronomer
4651 Wongkwancheng 1957 UK1 Kwan-cheng Wong (1907-1986), a leader in Chinese industrial and commercial circles.
4652 Iannini 1975 QO Gualberto M. Iannini, Argentinian astronomer.
4653 Tommaso 1976 GJ2 *
4654 Gor'kavyj 1977 RJ6 *
4655 Marjoriika 1978 RS *
4656 - 1978 VZ3 *
4657 Lopez 1979 SU9 *
4658 Gavrilov 1979 SO11 *
4659 Roddenberry 1981 EP20 Eugene Wesley (Gene) Roddenberry, American creator of Star Trek
4660 Nereus 1982 DB Nereus, a Titan. The name was chosen following a competition organized by the Planetary Society[21]
4661 Yebes 1982 WM The village of Yebes, in the Alcarria region, is beautifully described by the Spanish Nobel laureate Camilo José Cela in one of his early books.
4662 - 1984 HL *
4663 - 1984 SM1 *
4664 Hanner 1985 PJ Martha Hanner, American astronomer*
4665 Muinonen 1985 TZ1 Karri Muinonen, Finnish astronomer*
4666 Dietz 1986 JA1 Robert S. Dietz (1914–1995), American geologist, pioneering researcher discoverer of terrestrial impact craters*
4667 Robbiesh 1986 VC *
4668 - 1987 DX5 *
4669 Høder 1987 UF1 Høder, Norse god [MPC 22503]
4670 Yoshinogawa 1987 YJ Yoshino River, Japan
4671 Drtikol 1988 AK1 František Drtikol, Czech photographer[22]
4672 Takuboku 1988 HB Takuboku Ishikawa, Japanese poet [MPC 21131]
4673 Bortle 1988 LF John E. Bortle, American amateur astronomer*
4674 Pauling 1989 JC Linus Carl Pauling, American chemist*
4675 Ohboke 1990 SD Oboke Gorge, Japan*
4676 Uedaseiji 1990 SD4 Seiji Ueda, Japanese amateur astronomer [MPC 22503]
4677 Hiroshi 1990 SQ4 Hiroshi Kaneda, Japanese amateur astronomer [MPC 22503]
4678 Ninian 1990 SS4 *
4679 Sybil 1990 TR4 *
4680 Lohrmann 1937 QC Wilhelm Gotthelf Lohrmann, German geodesist and selenographer[23][24]
4681 Ermak 1969 TC2 *
4682 Bykov 1973 SO4 Oleg P. Bykov, Russian astronomer or Andrei Mikhailovich Bykov, Russian astronomer*
4683 Veratar 1976 GJ1 *
4684 Bendjoya 1978 GJ *
4685 Karetnikov 1978 SP6 Valentin Grigor'evich Karetnikov, Ukrainian(?) astronomer*
4686 Maisica 1979 SX2 Maria Luisa Grima Garcia, Spanish hostess [MPC 22503]
4687 Brunsandrej 1979 SJ11 Andrei V. Bruns, Ukrainian(?) astronomer*
4688 - 1980 WF *
4689 Donn 1980 YB Bertram Donn, American astronomer*
4690 Strasbourg 1983 AJ Strasbourg, France*
4691 Toyen 1983 TU Toyen (Marie Čermínová), Czech photographer[25]
4692 SIMBAD 1983 VM7 SIMBAD, the astronomical database at Strasbourg*
4693 Drummond 1983 WH Jack Donald Drummond, American astronomer*
4694 Festou 1985 PM Michel Festou, French astronomer*
4695 Mediolanum 1985 RU3 Mediolanum is the Latin name of Milano, city placed in the North of Italy.
4696 Arpigny 1985 TP Claude Arpigny, Belgian astronomer*
4697 Novara 1986 QO Novara, a city in the Piedmont region in northwest Italy
4698 Jizera 1986 RO1 Jizera River, Czech Republic[26]
4699 Sootan 1986 VE *
4700 Carusi 1986 VV6 Andrea Carusi, Italian astronomer[27]
4701–4800
4701 Milani 1986 VW6 Andrea Milani, Italian astronomer*
4702 Berounka 1987 HW Berounka River, Czech Republic[28]
4703 Kagoshima 1988 BL Kagoshima, Kagoshima, Japan [MPC 18143]
4704 Sheena 1988 BE5 *
4705 Secchi 1988 CK Angelo Secchi, Italian astronomer and spectroscopist*
4706 Dennisreuter 1988 DR Dennis Reuter, of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, co-investigator with NASA's Pluto-Kuiper Belt Mission*
4707 Khryses 1988 PY Khryses, priest of Apollo [MPC 18144]
4708 Polydoros 1988 RT Polydorus, Trojan prince [MPC 18144]
4709 Ennomos 1988 TU2 Ennomos, mythical person related to Trojan War [MPC 18144]
4710 Wade 1989 AX2 *
4711 Kathy 1989 KD *
4712 Iwaizumi 1989 QE Iwaizumi, Iwate, Japan
4713 Steel 1989 QL Duncan Steel (Duncan I. Steel), British astronomer*
4714 Toyohiro 1989 SH Toyohiro Akiyama, Japanese cosmonaut [MPC 21131]
4715 - 1989 TS1 -
4716 Urey 1989 UL5 Harold Clayton Urey, American physicist, Nobel Prize winner*
4717 Kaneko 1989 WX Isao Kaneko, Japanese astronomical educator
4718 Araki 1990 VP3 Chikara Araki, Japanese astronomical photographer [MPC 22503]
4719 Burnaby 1990 WT2 Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada [MPC 21132][10]
4720 Tottori 1990 YG Tottori, city in Japan [MPC 22503]
4721 Atahualpa 4239 T-2 Atahualpa, Inca ruler*
4722 Agelaos 4271 T-3 Agelaus, mythical person related to Trojan War*
4723 Wolfgangmattig 1937 TB Wolfgang Mattig, German solar physicist and cosmologist [MPC 22503]
4724 Brocken 1961 BC Brocken, mountain in Germany [MPC 18144]
4725 Milone 1975 YE Eugene Milone, American/Canadian astronomer*
4726 Federer 1976 SV10 Charles and Helen Federer, founders of Sky & Telescope*
4727 Ravel 1979 UD1 Joseph-Maurice Ravel, French composer [MPC 18144]
4728 Lyapidevskij 1979 VG Anatoly Lyapidevsky, Soviet aviator and general*
4729 Mikhailmil' 1980 RO2 *
4730 Xingmingzhou 1980 XZ Xing-Ming Zhou, Chinese amateur astronomer*
4731 Monicagrady 1981 EE9 Monica Grady, Head of Petrology and Meteoritics at the Natural History Museum in London*
4732 Froeschlé 1981 JG Claude Froeschlé, French astronomer*
4733 ORO 1982 HB2 Oak Ridge Observatory.
4734 Rameau 1982 UQ3 Jean-Philippe Rameau, French composer [MPC 18144]
4735 Gary 1983 AN *
4736 Johnwood 1983 AF2 John A. Wood, American planetary geologist and mineralogist*
4737 Kiladze 1985 QO6 Rolan Il'ich Kiladze, Georgian astronomer[15]
4738 - 1985 RZ4 *
4739 Tomahrens 1985 TH1 Thomas J Ahrens, American geophysicist[29]
4740 Veniamina 1985 UV4 Veniamin Vasil'evich Somov, brother of the discoverer [MPC 22503]
4741 Leskov 1985 VP3 Nikolay Leskov, Russian short story writer*
4742 Caliumi 1986 WG *
4743 Kikuchi 1988 DA Ryoko Kikuchi, backup to first Japanese cosmonaut [MPC 21132]
4744 Rovereto 1988 RF5 Rovereto, City of Peace, is an ancient town in Trentino-Alto Adige (Italy), where the local administration is very active in promoting culture and science.[MPC 87141]
4745 Nancymarie 1989 NG1 *
4746 Doi 1989 TP1 Takao Doi, backup payload specialist [MPC 21132]
4747 Jujo 1989 WB Jūjō Paper Industries, Japan
4748 Tokiwagozen 1989 WV Tokiwagozen, mother of Minamoto no Yoshitsune [MPC 21132]
4749 - 1989 WE1 -
4750 Mukai 1990 XC1 Chiaki Mukai, backup payload specialist [MPC 21132]
4751 Alicemanning 1991 BG Alice K. Manning, wife of the discoverer [MPC 18144]
4752 Myron 1309 T-2 Myron of Eleutherae, Ancient Greek (Athenian) sculptor
4753 Phidias 4059 T-3 Phidias, Ancient Greek sculptor*
4754 Panthoos 5010 T-3 Panthoos, mythical person related to Trojan War*
4755 Nicky 1931 TE4 *
4756 Asaramas 1950 HJ Asociación Argentina Amigos de la Astronomía, an amateur astronomical association in Argentina [MPC 22503]
4757 Liselotte 1973 ST *
4758 Hermitage 1978 SN4 *
4759 Åretta 1978 VG10 Åretta, the name of a school situated in the Norwegian town of Lillehammer.
4760 Jia-xiang 1981 GN1 Jia-Xiang Chang, Chinese astronomer.
4761 Urrutia 1981 QC Antonio Urrutia A., Chilean lawyer in Santiago.
4762 Dobrynya 1982 SC6 *
4763 Ride 1983 BM Sally Ride, American astronaut.
4764 Joneberhart 1983 CC Jonathan Eberhart, science writer[30]
4765 Wasserburg 1986 JN1 Gerald J. Wasserburg, American geologist and geophysicist[31]
4766 Malin 1987 FF1 Michael Charles Malin, American planetary scientist.
4767 Sutoku 1987 GC Sutoku (1119-1164), the 75th emperor of Japan.
4768 Hartley 1988 PH1 Malcolm Hartley, British astronomer.
4769 Castalia 1989 PB Castalia, Greek nymph.
4770 Lane 1989 PC *
4771 Hayashi 1989 RM2 Kohsuke Hayashi, Japanese astronomical educator*
4772 - 1989 VM *
4773 Hayakawa 1989 WF Kazuo Hayakawa, Japanese mineralogist
4774 Hobetsu 1991 CV1 Hobetsu, town in Japan
4775 Hansen 1927 TC *
4776 Luyi 1975 VD Luyi County, China
4777 Aksenov 1976 SM2 *
4778 Fuss 1978 TV8 *
4779 Whitley 1978 XQ *
4780 Polina 1979 HE5 *
4781 Sládkovič 1980 TP Andrej Sládkovič, Slovak poet[32]
4782 Gembloux 1980 TH3 Gembloux, Belgium*
4783 Wasson 1983 AH1 John Wasson, American geochemist[33]
4784 - 1984 DF1 *
4785 Petrov 1984 YH1 Andrei Pavlovich Petrov, Russian composer[4]
4786 Tatianina 1985 PE2 *
4787 Shul'zhenko 1986 RC7 Klavdia Shulzhenko, Soviet singer of war and popular songs*
4788 Simpson 1986 TL1 *
4789 Sprattia 1987 UU2 Christopher E. Spratt, Canadian astronomer[10]
4790 Petrpravec 1988 PP Petr Pravec, Czech astronomer*
4791 Iphidamas 1988 PB1 Iphidamas, mythical person related to Trojan War*
4792 Lykaon 1988 RK1 Lycaon, son of Priam the king of Troy
4793 - 1988 RR4 -
4794 Bogard 1988 SO2 Donald Bogard, American meteoriticist
4795 Kihara 1989 CB1 Hideo Kihara, Japanese amateur astronomer [MPC 22503]
4796 Lewis 1989 LU Joseph Walter Lewis, Jr., and Anne Beech Lewis, friends of the discoverer [MPC 21956]
4797 Ako 1989 SJ Akō, Hyōgo, Japan
4798 Mercator 1989 SU1 Gerardus Mercator (Gerard De Kremer), Flemish cartographer[1]
4799 Hirasawa 1989 TC1 Yasuo Hirasawa, Japanese amateur astronomer*
4800 Veveri 1989 TG17 Veveri, a suburb of the Italian town of Novara.[MPC 87545]
4801–4900
4801 Ohře 1989 UR4 Ohře River, Czech Republic[34]
4802 Khatchaturian 1989 UA7 Aram Ilich Khachaturian, Georgian-Armenian-Russian composer*
4803 Birkle 1989 XA Kurt Birkle, German astronomer*
4804 Pasteur 1989 XC1 Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist[1]
4805 Asteropaios 1990 VH7 Asteropaios, mythical person related to Trojan War*
4806 Miho 1990 YJ Miho, a town of Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka, Japan
4807 Noboru 1991 AO Noboru Yamada, Japanese alpinist*
4808 Ballaero 1925 BA *
4809 Robertball 1928 RB Robert Stawell Ball, British astronomer*
4810 Ruslanova 1972 GL Lidiya Ruslanova, Russian folk singer*
4811 Semashko 1973 SO3 Nikolai Semashko, father of Soviet medicine*
4812 Hakuhou 1977 DL3 Hakuhō, Japanese unofficial Era name in lower half of 7th century
4813 Terebizh 1977 RR7 *
4814 Casacci 1978 RW Claudio Casacci, Italian space scientist*
4815 Anders 1981 EA28 Edward Anders, American geochemist*
4816 Connelly 1981 PK Robert Connelly, American astronomer*
4817 - 1984 DC1 *
4818 Elgar 1984 EM Sir Edward Elgar, British composer*
4819 Gifford 1985 KC *
4820 Fay 1985 RZ *
4821 Bianucci 1986 EE5 Piero Bianucci, Italian science writer[35]
4822 Karge 1986 TC1 Orville B. Karge, American teacher of physics
4823 Libenice 1986 TO3 Libenice, Czech archaeological site[36]
4824 Stradonice 1986 WL1 Stradonice, Czech Republic[37]
4825 Ventura 1988 CS2 Ventura, California[1]
4826 Wilhelms 1988 JO Donald Edward Wilhelms, American planetary geologist*
4827 Dares 1988 QE Dares, mythical person related to Trojan War*
4828 Misenus 1988 RV Misenus, mythical Trojan warrior
4829 Sergestus 1988 RM1 Sergestus, mythical Trojan
4830 - 1988 RG4 -
4831 Baldwin 1988 RX11 *
4832 Palinurus 1988 TU1 Palinurus, mythical Trojan
4833 Meges 1989 AL2 Mégês Phyleïdês, mythical Greek warrior
4834 Thoas 1989 AM2 Thoas, mythical person related to Trojan War*
4835 - 1989 BQ -
4836 Medon 1989 CK1 Medôn, mythical Greek warrior
4837 Bickerton 1989 ME Alexander William Bickerton, New Zealand astronomer, Professor of Chemistry*
4838 Billmclaughlin 1989 NJ William McLaughlin, American astronomer and space scientist formerly of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory[38]
4839 Daisetsuzan 1989 QG Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group, Japan
4840 Otaynang 1989 UY *
4841 Manjiro 1989 UO3 John Manjiro, Japanese traveller*
4842 Atsushi 1989 WK Atsushi Takahashi, Japanese amateur astronomer [MPC 22503]
4843 Mégantic 1990 DR4 Mont Mégantic, observatory in Québec[10]
4844 Matsuyama 1991 BA2 Masanori Matsuyama, Japanese amateur astronomer [MPC 22503]
4845 Tsubetsu 1991 EC1 Tsubetsu, Hokkaidō, Japan
4846 Tuthmosis 6575 P-L Thutmose, pharaoh*
4847 Amenhotep 6787 P-L Amenhotep IV, pharaoh*
4848 Tutenchamun 3233 T-2 Tutankhamun, pharaoh*
4849 Ardenne 1936 QV *
4850 Palestrina 1973 UJ5 Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Italian composer*
4851 Vodop'yanova 1976 US1 *
4852 Pamjones 1977 JD *
4853 Marielukac 1979 ML Marie R. Lukac, Staff member, US Naval Observatory[39][40]
4854 Edscott 1981 ED27 Edward R. D. Scott, American meteoriticist*
4855 Tenpyou 1982 VM5 Tenpyō, Japanese Era name from 729 through 749
4856 Seaborg 1983 LJ Glenn Theodore Seaborg, American atomic scientist*
4857 Altgamia 1984 FM *
4858 Vorobjov 1985 UA Tomas Vorobjov, amateur astronomer.
4859 Fraknoi 1986 TJ2 Andrew Fraknoi, American astronomer and author[41]
4860 Gubbio 1987 EP Gubbio in Italy, site of the iridium anomaly of the K-T extinction boundary*
4861 Nemirovskij 1987 QU10 *
4862 Loke 1987 SJ5 Loke, Norse god of mischief [MPC 22504]
4863 Yasutani 1987 VH1 Keiki Yasutani, Japanese astronomical photographer [MPC 22504]
4864 - 1988 RA5 *
4865 Sor 1988 UJ Fernando Sor, Spanish classical guitar composer*
4866 Badillo 1988 VB3 Father Victor L. Badillo, Filipino Jesuit astronomer, former director of the Manila Observatory, president of the Philippine Astronomical Society from 1972 to 1990, and honorary director of the Astronomical League of the Philippines[42][43][44]
4867 Polites 1989 SZ *
4868 Knushevia 1989 UN2 *
4869 Piotrovsky 1989 UE8 Boris B. Piotrovsky, Russian orientalist, director of the Hermitage[4]
4870 Shcherban' 1989 UK8 *
4871 Riverside 1989 WH1 Riverside Astronomical Society*
4872 Grieg 1989 YH7 Edvard Hagerup Grieg, Norwegian composer*
4873 Fukaya 1990 EC Fukaya, Saitama, Japan
4874 Burke 1991 AW James Burke, British science writer, author, television producer, and advisor to the Planetary Society[21]
4875 Ingalls 1991 DJ Albert Graham Ingalls, American science editor and writer on amateur astronomy and telescope making, author of the classic Amateur Telescope Making or James Gregory Ingalls, American astronomer, or Richard P. Ingalls, American astronomer*
4876 Strabo 1133 T-2 Strabo, Greek historian and geographer*
4877 Humboldt 5066 T-2 *
4878 Gilhutton 1968 OF Ricardo Gil-Hutton, Argentine astronomer
4879 Zykina 1974 VG Lyudmila Zykina, Soviet singer of folk songs, the favourite singer of Leonid Brezhnev*
4880 Tovstonogov 1975 TR4 Georgy Tovstonogov, Russian director, after whom a major theatre in St Petersburg is named*
4881 - 1975 XJ *
4882 Divari 1977 QU2 Nikolai Borisovich Divari, Ukrainian astronomer*
4883 Korolirina 1978 RJ1 *
4884 Bragaria 1979 OK15 *
4885 Grange 1980 LU *
4886 Kojima 1981 EZ14 Hideyasu Kojima, Japanese meteologist
4887 Takihiroi 1981 EV26 Takahiro Hiroi, Japanese planetary scientist*
4888 Doreen 1981 JX1 *
4889 Praetorius 1982 UW3 Michael Praetorius, German composer*
4890 Shikanosima 1982 VE4 Shikanosima, island in Japan [MPC 22504]
4891 Blaga 1984 GR *
4892 Chrispollas 1985 TV2 Christian Pollas, French astronomer*
4893 Seitter 1986 PT4 Waltraut Carola Seitter, German astronomer[1]
4894 Ask 1986 RJ Ask, the first man, in Norse mythology [MPC 22504]
4895 Embla 1986 TK4 Embla, the first woman, in Norse mythology [MPC 22504]
4896 Tomoegozen 1986 YA Tomoe Gozen, Japanese female samurai
4897 Tomhamilton 1987 QD6 Thomas Wm. Hamilton, planetarium director, astronomer on the Apollo Project, college teacher, author
4898 Nishiizumi 1988 FJ Kunihiko Nishiizumi, Japanese nuclear chemist
4899 Candace 1988 JU *
4900 Maymelou 1988 ME *
4901–5000
4901 - 1988 VJ *
4902 Thessandrus 1989 AN2 Thessandrus, mythical person related to Trojan War*
4903 Ichikawa 1989 UD Kiyotaka (or Seikou) Ichikawa, Japanese amateur astronomer*
4904 Makio 1989 WZ Makio Akiyama, Japanese astronomer*
4905 Hiromi 1991 JM1 Hiromi Takahashi, wife of one of the discoverers [MPC 22504]
4906 Seneferu 2533 P-L *
4907 Zoser 7618 P-L *
4908 Ward 1933 SD Steven Ward, electronics technician at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics [MPC 22504]
4909 Couteau 1949 SA1 Paul Couteau, French astronomer*
4910 Kawasato 1953 PR Nobuhiro Kawasato, Japanese amateur astronomer [MPC 22504]
4911 Rosenzweig 1953 UD Patricia Rosenzweig (Patricia Rosenzweig-Levy), Venezuelan astronomer*
4912 Emilhaury 1953 VX1 Emil Haury, American archaeologist*
4913 Wangxuan 1965 SO Wang Xuan, 20th-century Chinese computer scientist
4914 Pardina 1969 GD *
4915 Solzhenitsyn 1969 TJ2 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer*
4916 Brumberg 1970 PS Viktor Aleksandrovich Brumberg, Russian astronomer*
4917 Yurilvovia 1973 SC6 *
4918 Rostropovich 1974 QU1 Mstislav Rostropovich, a Russian cellist and conductor[45][46]
4919 Vishnevskaya 1974 SR1 Galina Vishnevskaya, Russian opera singer, wife of Mstislav Rostropovich[45]
4920 Gromov 1978 PY2 *
4921 Volonté 1980 SJ Gian Maria Volonté, Italian actor[47]
4922 Leshin 1981 EH4 Laurie Leshin. Planetary geologist. Director of Sciences and Exploration at Goddard Space Flight Center beginning in August 2005.[48][49]
4923 Clarke 1981 EO27 Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, British-Sri Lankan science fiction author[50]
4924 Hiltner 1981 EQ40 William Albert Hiltner, American astronomer*
4925 - 1981 XH2 -
4926 Smoktunovskij 1982 ST6 Innokenty Smoktunovsky, Russian actor*
4927 O'Connell 1982 UP2 Daniel O'Connell, Irish politician[51][52]
4928 Vermeer 1982 UG7 Vermeer van Delft, Dutch painter [MPC 22504][3]
4929 Yamatai 1982 XV Yamatai, region of ancient Japan [MPC 22504]
4930 Rephiltim 1983 AO2 *
4931 Tomsk 1983 CN3 Tomsk, Russia[53]
4932 Texstapa 1984 EA1 Texas Star Party, amateur astronomy gathering[54]
4933 - 1984 EN1 -
4934 Rhôneranger 1985 JJ Named after Randall Graham, wine producer[55]
4935 Maslachkova 1985 PD2 *
4936 Butakov 1985 UY4 *
4937 Lintott 1986 CL1 Chris Lintott, British astronomer and public educator, co-presenter since 2004 of the long-standing BBC monthly television program The Sky at Night
4938 Papadopoulos 1986 CQ1 Christos Papadopoulos (1910–1992), a Johannesburg-based South African astrophotographer and star atlas compiler, published his three-volume True Visual Magnitude Photographic Star Atlas in 1979.
4939 Scovil 1986 QL1 Charles E. Scovil, an amateur astronomer and curator of the Stamford Observatory in Connecticut.
4940 Polenov 1986 QY4 Vasilij Dmitrievich Polenov, Russian painter [MPC 22504]
4941 Yahagi 1986 UA Yahagi River, a river flows through Aichi, hometown of the discoverers.
4942 Munroe 1987 DU6 Randall Munroe (b. 1984) is a former NASA roboticist and the author of xkcd, a popular webcomic various themes including science, mathematics technology and computer science. [MPC 84378]
4943 Lac d'Orient 1987 OQ Lac de la Forêt d'Orient, France, favourite vacation spot of the discoverer[1]
4944 Kozlovskij 1987 RP3 Ivan Semyonovich Kozlovskij, Russian opera singer [MPC 22504]
4945 Ikenozenni 1987 SJ wife of Taira no Tadamori
4946 Askalaphus 1988 BW1 Askalaphus, mythical person related to Trojan War*
4947 Ninkasi 1988 TJ1 Ninkasi, Sumerian goddess of wine and beer
4948 - 1988 VF1 *
4949 - 1988 WE *
4950 House 1988 XO1 *
4951 Iwamoto 1990 BM Masayuki Iwamoto, Japanese amateur astronomer
4952 Kibeshigemaro 1990 FC1 Shigemaro Kibe, Japanese optical engineer
4953 - 1990 MU *
4954 Eric 1990 SQ *
4955 Gold 1990 SF2 Robert E. Gold, of the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University and contributor to the NEAR Shoemaker mission[20]
4956 Noymer 1990 VG1 *
4957 Brucemurray 1990 XJ Bruce Murray, American planetary scientist, co-founder with Carl Sagan of the Planetary Society[21]
4958 Wellnitz 1991 NT1 Dennis D. Wellnitz, American astronomer[56]
4959 Niinoama 1991 PA1 wife of Taira no Kiyomori
4960 Mayo 4657 P-L *
4961 Timherder 1958 TH1 Timothy Scott Herder, American deputy project manager of NASA's New Horizons Pluto-Kuiper Belt mission
4962 Vecherka 1973 TP *
4963 Kanroku 1977 DR1 Kanroku, Pekche priest [MPC 22504]
4964 Kourovka 1979 OD15 *
4965 Takeda 1981 EP28 Hiroshi Takeda, Japanese meteologist
4966 Edolsen 1981 EO34 Edward John Olsen, American meteoriticist[57]
4967 Glia 1983 CF1 *
4968 Suzamur 1986 PQ Suzanne Moss Murray, friend of the discoverer [MPC 22504]
4969 Lawrence 1986 TU *
4970 Druyan 1988 VO2 Ann Druyan, author and producer, wife of Carl Sagan*
4971 Hoshinohiroba 1989 BY Hoshinohiroba, Comet Observers Network in Japan [MPC 22504]
4972 Pachelbel 1989 UE7 Johann Pachelbel, German composer*
4973 Showa 1990 FT Manufacturer of telescopes in Japan [MPC 21132]
4974 Elford 1990 LA *
4975 Dohmoto 1990 SZ1 Yoshio Dohmoto, Japanese astronomer [MPC 22504]
4976 Choukyongchol 1991 PM Kyong-Chol Chou, Korean astronomer
4977 Rauthgundis 2018 P-L Rauthgundis Seitz, friend of the discoverers*
4978 Seitz 4069 T-2 Horstmar Seitz, friend of one of the discoverers [MPC 22505]
4979 Otawara 1949 PQ Akira Otawara, Japanese photo artist and writer [MPC 22505]
4980 Magomaev 1974 SP1 Muslim Magomayev, Soviet crooner and opera singer*
4981 Sinyavskaya 1974 VS Tamara Sinyavskaya, Soviet opera singer, wife of Muslim Magomayev*
4982 Bartini 1977 PE1 *
4983 Schroeteria 1977 RD7 Johann Hieronymus Schröter, German astronomer[23][58]
4984 Patrickmiller 1978 VU10 Patrick J. Miller (born 1949), professor of mathematics at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, TX.
4985 Fitzsimmons 1979 QK4 Alan Fitzsimmons, Irish astronomer[59]
4986 Osipovia 1979 SL7 *
4987 Flamsteed 1980 FH12 Ethelwin ("Win") Frances Flamsteed Moffatt, of South Australia, a direct descendant of the brother of the first Astronomer Royal of England, Rev. John Flamsteed[60][61]
4988 Chushuho 1980 VU1 Chu, Shu Ho David, Hong Kong physical educator, promoter of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing
4989 Joegoldstein 1981 DX1 Joseph I. Goldstein, American meteoriticist*
4990 Trombka 1981 ET26 Jacob Israel Trombka, American physicist[62]
4991 Hansuess 1981 EU29 Hans Eduard Suess, Austrian-born American geochemist*
4992 Kálmán 1982 UX10 Emmerich Kálmán (Imre Kálmán), Hungarian composer[63][64][65]
4993 Cossard 1983 GR Guido Cossard, Italian archaeoastronomer
4994 Kisala 1983 RK3 Rachel Kisala, Physics and Astronomy Major, worked for Dr. Brian Marsden at the Minor Planet Center, at the Harvard/Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, MA.[66]
4995 Griffin 1984 QR Griffin Swanson, son of the discoverer
4996 Veisberg 1986 PX5 Vladimir Grigor'evich Veisberg, Russian painter [MPC 22505]
4997 Ksana 1986 TM Kseniya Andréevna Nessler, friend of the discoverer [MPC 22505]
4998 Kabashima 1986 VG Fujio Kabashima, Japanese amateur astronomer
4999 MPC 1987 CJ Minor Planet Circulars, Minor Planet Center[1]
5000 IAU 1987 QN7 International Astronomical Union[67]

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Preceded by
4,001–4,500
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 4,001–5,000
Succeeded by
5,001–5,500