Meanings of minor planet names: 59001–60000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
59001–59100
59001 Senftenberg 1998 SZ35 Senftenberg (now Žamberk), eastern Bohemia, where two comets were discovered by Theodor Brorsen in 1851, and the birthplace of Czech theologian and natural scientist Prokop Diviš, astronomer August Seydler and surgeon Eduard Albert
59087 Maccacaro 1998 VT33 Tommaso Maccacaro, Italian astrophysicist and x-ray astronomer
59201–59300
59232 Sfiligoi 1999 CA1 Vincenzo Sfiligoi, a public accountant in the Italian province of Gorizia until 1990
59239 Alhazen 1999 CR2 Abu Ali al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham, medieval Arab astronomer, mathematician, doctor, philosopher and physicist
59301–59400
59369 Chanco 1999 EB5 Chanco is a toponym used by the Flemish scientist-author Godefridi Wendelini (1580–1667), who named the Belgian city of Genk as Chanco in the Leges Salicae Illustratae.[MPC 86715]
59388 Monod 1999 FU19 Jacques Lucien Monod, French molecular biologist and Nobelist
59390 Habermas 1999 FR21 Jürgen Habermas, German philosopher, political scientist and sociologist, member of the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research
59401–59500
59417 Giocasilli 1999 GD1 Giovanni Casilli, Italian astronomer-technician
59419 Prešov 1999 GE2 Prešov, eastern Slovakia
59701–59800
59793 Clapiès 1999 OD Jean de Clapiès (also written Clapiez), French mathematician, engineer, hydrographer, and astronomer
59800 Astropis 1999 PV4 Astropis, Czech astronomy magazine
59801–59900
59804 Dickjoyce 1999 RJ1 Richard "Dick" R. Joyce, American astronomer
59828 Ossikar 1999 RU32 Ossikar, cartoon figure created by German caricaturist Manfred Sondermann, the father-in-law of the discoverer
59830 Reynek 1999 RE33 Bohuslav Reynek, Bohemian (Czech) poet and graphic artist
59833 Danimatter 1999 RZ36 Daniel Matter, French amateur astronomer, friend of the discoverer
59901–60000
60000 Miminko 1999 TZ3 Miminko, a Czech word that expresses the innocence of the very beginning of human life
Preceded by
58,001–59,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 59,001–60,000
Succeeded by
60,001–61,000