Meanings of minor planet names: 57001–58000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
57001–57100
57140 Gaddi 2001 PG29 Riccardo Gaddi, amateur astronomer and popular expositor
57301–57400
57359 Robcrawford 2001 RC Robert W. Crawford, American energy and environmental consultant, amateur astronomer and physicist
57401–57500
57424 Caelumnoctu 2001 SP22 (19)57–4–24, 1957 April 24, is the date of the transmission of the first edition of the BBC television series The Sky at Night (Caelum noctu in Latin)
57471 Mariemarsina 2001 SZ115 Marie Marsina (born 1952) currently serves as the President of the National Art League in New York City and as Vice President of the Douglaston Civic Association. She is a graduate of Pace University's Lubin School of Business.
57501–57600
57567 Crikey 2001 TS56 "Crikey!", signature phrase of Steve Irwin, 20th-century Australian television naturalist
57601–57700
57658 Nilrem 2001 UJ1 Jean-Claude Merlin ("Merlin" backwards, because of pre-existing 2598 Merlin), French astronomer, founder-president of the Société astronomique de Bourgogne (Burgundy Astronomical Society)
57801–57900
57879 Cesarechiosi 2002 AD1 Cesare Chiosi, Italian professor of theoretical astrophysics at the University of Padua
57901 Hitchens 2002 CH275 Christopher E. Hitchens (born 1949), an intellectual of broad interests who lists "disputation" among his hobbies, lectures copiously and writes for a number of periodicals as a pundit and critic
Preceded by
56,001–57,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 57,001–58,000
Succeeded by
58,001–59,000