Meanings of minor planet names: 61001–62000

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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 Meanings that do not quote a reference (the "†" links) are tentative.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
61101–61200
61190 Johnschutt 2000 NF29 John Schutt, American expert mountaineer and member of the yearly Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) program
61195 Martinoli 2000 OU2 Piero Martinoli, Swiss professor of physics and leader of the superconductivity research group at the University of Neuchâtel
61201–61300
61208 Stonařov 2000 OD8 Stonařov, Moravia, Czech Republic (Stannern in German), where an eucrite meteorite fell on 1808 May 22, on the occasion of the fall's 200th anniversary
61301–61400
61342 Lovejoy 2000 PJ3 Terry Lovejoy, Australian amateur astronomer and comet discoverer
61384 Arturoromer 2000 QW Arturo Romer, director of the association Electricità della Svizzera Italiana
61386 Namikoshi 2000 QT1 Tokujiro Namikoshi, Japanese founder of Shiatsu therapy (massage by thumb)
61400 Voxandreae 2000 QM6 Latin for "Voice of Andreae", in remembrance of Andreae Deman, American planetarium narrator at the Von Braun Astronomical Society in Huntsville, Alabama
61401–61500
61401 Schiff 2000 QQ6 Leonard Isaac Schiff, 20th-century American theoretical physicist, whose ideas led to the Gravity Probe B experiment
61402 Franciseveritt 2000 QS6 Francis Everitt, American physicist, principal investigator of the Gravity Probe B experiment
61404 Očenášek 2000 QM9 Ludvík Očenášek, Czech aviation and rocket pioneer
61444 Katokimiko 2000 QB25 Kimiko Kato (born 1934) is an amateur astronomer who is committed to education and public outreach regarding small solar system body impacts on Earth.
61901–62000
61912 Storrs 2000 QC247 Alex Storrs, American astronomer and professor at Towson State University, co-discoverer of the minor planet moons of 87 Sylvia, 107 Camilla, and others
61913 Lanning 2000 QJ248 Howard Lanning, 20th-century American astronomer
Preceded by
60,001–61,000
Meanings of minor planet names
List of minor planets: 61,001–62,000
Succeeded by
62,001–63,000