Meanings of minor planet names: 60001–61000
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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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|
|60001 Adélka||1999 TG5||Adélka Kotková, daughter of Lenka Kotková, the discoverer †|
|60006 Holgermandel||1999 TB16||Holger Mandel, German astronomer at the Landessternwarte Heidelberg and an honorary member of the Starkenburg-Sternwarte †|
|60008 Jarda||1999 TP16||Jaroslav Kotek, the discoverer's husband †|
|60183 Falcone||1999 VR11||Giovanni Falcone, Italian magistrate who fought against organized crime †|
|60186 Las Cruces||1999 VH22||Las Cruces, New Mexico †|
|60406 Albertosuci||2000 CR1||Alberto Suci, Italian amateur astronomer †|
|60423 Chvojen||2000 CO39||Chvojen is a small village in Central Bohemia †|
|60558 Echeclus||2000 EC98||Echeclus, centaur who attended Pirithous' wedding, fought against the Lapiths, and was killed by Ampyx (Amycus), son of Ophion †|
|60622 Pritchet||2000 FK8||Christopher J. Pritchet, Canadian physicist and astronomer †|
|60972 Matenko||2000 KN||Mateno ("Matenko") is a nickname of Alexander Pravda, the discoverers' friend †|
|Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 60,001–61,000