Meanings of minor planet names: 49001–50000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
49001–49100
49036 Pelion 1998 QM107 Pelion, mountain in Thessaly where the Centaurs were said to live
49101–49200
49109 Agnesraab 1998 SO2 Agnes Raab, Austrian amateur astronomer, member of the Linzer Astronomische Gemeinschaft (Linzer A. G.)
49201–49300
49272 Bryce Canyon 1998 UT16 Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, home of some of the darkest night skies in the continental U.S.
49301–49400
49350 Katheynix 1998 WQ8 Kathey Nix, American amateur astronomer, founding member of the Society of Low-Energy Observers (SLO)
49384 Hubertnaudot 1998 XX9 Hubert Naudot, engineer who worked in the French Railways (SNCF)
49401–49500
49440 Kenzotange 1998 YP5 Kenzo Tange, Japanese architect
49443 Marcobondi 1998 YN7 Marco Bondi, astrophysicist who works at the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica in Bologna
49448 Macocha 1998 YJ12 Macocha chasm, part of the cave system created by the lost river Punkva in the Moravian Karst, Czech Republic
49469 Emilianomazzoni 1999 AL25 Emiliano Mazzoni (born 1953), an active amateur astronomer in Tuscany.
49481 Gisellarubini 1999 BJ12 Gisella Rubini, girlfriend of the discoverer
49501–49600
49501 Basso 1999 CN10 Antonella Basso, friend of the discoverer
49601–49700
49698 Váchal 1999 VA Josef Váchal, Czech artist
49699 Hidetakasato 1999 VZ Hidetaka Sato, Japanese obstetrician and an amateur astronomer
49700 Mather 1999 VN1 John C. Mather, American cosmologist and Nobelist, senior project scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope
49701–49800
49702 Koikeda 1999 VC2 Chuzo Koikeda and his wife Yoko Koikeda, both Japanese amateur astronomers
49777 Cappi 1999 XS Margaret Capitola Sonntag Comba, the discoverer's second wife
49901–50000
49987 Bonata 2000 AB5 Diego Bonata, Italian aerospace engineer, light pollution fighter, president of the CieloBuio Associazione
50000 Quaoar 2002 LM60 Quaoar, a creation deity in Tongva mythology
Preceded by
48,001–49,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 49,001–50,000
Succeeded by
50,001–51,000