Meanings of minor planet names: 60001–61000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
60001–60100
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
60101–60200
60183 Falcone 1999 VR11 Giovanni Falcone, Italian magistrate who fought against organized crime
60186 Las Cruces 1999 VH22 Las Cruces, New Mexico
60401–60500
60406 Albertosuci 2000 CR1 Alberto Suci, Italian amateur astronomer
60423 Chvojen 2000 CO39 Chvojen is a small village in Central Bohemia
60501–60600
60558 Echeclus 2000 EC98 Echeclus, centaur who attended Pirithous' wedding, fought against the Lapiths, and was killed by Ampyx (Amycus), son of Ophion
60601–60700
60622 Pritchet 2000 FK8 Christopher J. Pritchet, Canadian physicist and astronomer
60901–61000
60972 Matenko 2000 KN Mateno ("Matenko") is a nickname of Alexander Pravda, the discoverers' friend
Preceded by
59,001–60,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 60,001–61,000
Succeeded by
61,001–62,000